At Mullion Castle, sumptuous stately home, we meet the Earl and his family, who include his delightful daughters Patty and Boosie, and dotty Great-aunt Camilla. Old school chum, Charles Honeybath, who has been commissioned to paint a portrait of the Earl's wife, finds himself at the helm of a complex investigation involving ancestral works of art and a young under gardener, Swithin, who seems to possess the family features somewhat strikingly...
An unabridged reading by Hugh Laurie of Michael Innes' 'Lord Mullion's Secret'.
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Michael Innes wrote witty and involving novels, the best-known of which are the detective stories involving John Appleby. His books are always witty and well thought out, and often slightly surreal. This novel is one of his comedy mysteries involving the painter Charles Honeybath. It is tremendously enjoyable, rivalling P G Wodehouse, and it is superbly read by Hugh Lawrie.
- Gordon Barclay