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Hare Sitting Up by Michael Innes

Hare Sitting Up (original 1959; edition 2008)

by Michael Innes (Author)

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Title:Hare Sitting Up
Authors:Michael Innes (Author)
Info:House of Stratus (2008), 178 pages
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Hare Sitting Up by Michael Innes (1959)



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Another of the more Appleby mysteries I've read, even though I sussed out the twist before very long at all. I'd read a spinoff featuring Dr. Brimblecombe anytime, to be sure. ( )
  JBD1 | Nov 21, 2017 |
"You yourself, don't you find it a beautiful clean thought, a world empty of people, just uninterrupted grass, and a hare sitting up?" D.H. Lawrence Women in Love

The title is taken from this quote, spoken by the character Birkin in D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love. He dreams of a world free of humanity, but the point being made here is not so much about the dream as the dreamer. For what if someone actually had this dream, and felt it strongly enough to act? When D.H. Lawrence created his character such speculation was idle, but by 1959, when Michael Innes wrote this book, scientists were developing means that could be used to bring it about. The reference is not to nuclear weapons, which would kill all life indiscriminately, but to biological ones, which could wipe out humans, leaving the world safe for all other species. Of course, a person who desired such a thing would be mad. But Michael Innes has one of his characters reflect on how odd it is "that a madman and his fantasies should be so perfectly symbolical of the whole drive of civilization today."
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    A top level scientist has disappeared, possibly with a devastatingly deadly serum in his pocket. Has he been kidnapped, or defected to the enemy, or is he simply mad and plotting the extermination of the entire human race? The authors other books include "A Staircase in Surrey".

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    "After nearly being killed by both a hired hit man and her former secretary, Agatha Raisin could use some low-key cases. So when Robert Smedley walks through the door, determined to prove that his wife is cheating, Raisin Investigations immediately offers to help. Trouble is, Agatha hates divorce cases - especially when the client is as pompous as Smedley - but she has a business to run and she's not about to turn away a paying customer. Unfortunately for Agatha, Mabel Smedley appears to be the perfect wife - young and pretty and a regular volunteer at church." "Although Smedley's case doesn't look promising, Agatha's attentions are diverted when she stumbles across the body of missing teenager Jessica Bradley. In a sudden gesture of kindness (and good public relations), Agatha offers to investigate Jessica's death free of charge."."Agatha's two biggest cases are turned upside down when Robert Smedley is poisoned. The prime suspect, his sainted wife, Mabel, immediately hires Agatha to find the real killer." "With the help of her old friend Sir Charles Fraith and some newly hired staff, Agatha Raisin sets off on another crime-solving adventure in the English Cotswolds."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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