The Journeying Boy

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First edition (publ. Victor Gollancz Ltd)

The Journeying Boy is a 1949 mystery novel by Michael Innes. It was number 52 in The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time list, despite not involving Innes's main character, Sir John Appleby.[1]

Plot Summary[edit]

The blurb bills it as "Humphrey Paxton, the son of one of Britain's leading atomic boffins, has taken to carrying a shotgun to 'shoot plotters and blackmailers and spies'. His new tutor, the plodding Mr Thewless, suggests that Humphrey might be overdoing it somewhat. But when a man is found shot dead at a cinema, Mr Thewless is plunged into a nightmare world of lies, kidnapping and murder - and grave matters of national security".[2]


  1. ^ "The Case of the Journeying Boy". Goodreads. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Journeying Boy". Retrieved 27 May 2013.