Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte
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  • 1
    The Barrakee Mystery: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 1 | Arthur W. Upfield

    The Barrakee Mystery: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 1

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    • By Arthur W. Upfield
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    Why was the redoubtable King Henry, an aborigine from Western Australia, killed during a thunderstorm in New South Wales? What was the feud that led to murder after nineteen long years had passed? And who was the woman who saw the murder and kept silent? This first story of Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte, the half-aborigine detective, takes him to a sheep station in the Darling River bush country where he encounters those problems he understands so well... mixed blood and divided loyalties.

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    Sands of Windee: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 2 | Arthur W. Upfield

    Sands of Windee: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 2

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    The police never notice the small detail in the background of a police photograph of an abandoned car. A detail that tells Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte plainly that the mysterious disappearance of Luke Marks near Windee Station is anything but accidental. Why had Luke Marks driven specially out to Windee? Had he been murdered or had he, as the local police believed, wandered away from his car and been overwhelmed in a dust-storm? Bony feels the answers lie somewhere in the sands of Windee.

    Brilliant

    Excellent early part of the Boney series. Wonderfully evocative of the age, and if you can delay looking things up until AFTER you've heard the book, ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 29 September 2012 by Ian (Nuneaton, United Kingdom)
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    Wings Above the Diamantina: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 3 | Arthur W. Upfield

    Wings Above the Diamantina: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 3

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    The discovery of the stolen red monoplane on the dry, flat bottom of Emu Lake meant many things to many people. For Elizabeth Nettlefold, the chance to nurse its strangely ill passenger meant a new purpose in life. For Dr Knowles, brilliant physician and town drunk, it meant the revival of a romantic dream. For a person or persons unknown, it meant a murder plan gone badly awry. And for Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte, it meant one of the toughest cases of his career.

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  • 4
    Mr. Jelly's Business: A Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 7 | Arthur W. Upfield

    Mr. Jelly's Business: A Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 7

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    Mr. Jelly's Business is one of hte finest of Arthur Upfield's many distinguished stories about the career of Detective-Inspector Napoleon ("Bony") Bonaparte. It takes Bony to the West Australian town of Burracoppin to investigate the disappearance of George Loftus, whose car was found wrecked near the longest fence in the world, the 1,500 mile Rabbit Fence. He meets Loftus's wife, who is anything but grief-stricken; Loftus's hired man, singularly reticent about his own past history; and many of Burracoppin's gossips.

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  • 5
    Winds of Evil: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 8 | Arthur W. Upfield

    Winds of Evil: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 8

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    The incomparable Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte is back - and now he must solve one of his most baffling cases. When Bony sets out to investigate two bizarre murders at Wirragatta Station, deep in the Australian Outback, all the odds are against him. The crimes were committed a year before, the scent is now cold, and any surviving clues have been confused by a bumbling policeman. As Bony gets closer to the trail, the mysterious murderer sets out to stop him. Can Bony stop the killer first?

    Excellent story enhanced by outstanding narrator.

    Arthur Upfield's Bony novels are all cracking good tales. Peter Hosking is outstanding: he makes great books even better. I especially enjoy his low..Show More »

    Reviewed on 03 November 2013 by tinyNorman (Wisconsin)
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    The Bone Is Pointed | Arthur Upfield

    The Bone Is Pointed

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    Jack Anderson was a big man with a foul temper, a sadist and a drunk. Five months after his horse appeared riderless, no trace of the man has surfaced and no one seems to care. But Bony is determined to follow the cold trail and smoke out some answers.

    Great Story

    I liked the story very much. The vastness and the heat just brings out the hard life the settlers endured and the lives of the Aboriginal people. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 16 June 2015 by Jean Cappell ()
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    The Mystery of Swordfish Reef: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery | Arthur Upfield

    The Mystery of Swordfish Reef: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery

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    An intriguing case for Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte begins on a calm October day in an Australian seaside town. Three men set out to sea for a day's fishing ... and do not return. Despite intensive searches, no trace of the men or their boat is found until, weeks later, a passing trawler hauls in a gruesome catch - the head of one of the missing fishermen. It is quite clear that its owner was murdered with a pistol bullet. But by whom, and why, is for Bony to find out.

    Great story told with vigour

    Engaging, logical, satisfactory

    Reviewed on 06 April 2015 by Retriever470 ()
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    Bushranger of the Skies: An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery | Arthur Upfield

    Bushranger of the Skies: An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery

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    An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery. An extraordinary case for Detective-Inspector Napolean Bonaparte opens when a police car is bombed from the air on a lonely outback road by a mysterious pilot who plans to conquer a nation. The trail through the Land of Burning Water tests Bonys endurance to the limit and takes the detective as close to death as he has ever been.

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  • 9
    Death of a Swagman | Arthur Upfield

    Death of a Swagman

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    In an isolated hut not far from the sleepy country town of Merino, stockman George Kendall is found dead and it looks very much like murder. Six weeks later, when the murderer is still at large, another stockman turns up in the township and, as a first move, provokes the local sergeant to lock him up. This particular stockman is Detective-Inspector Napolean Bonaparte, and there's method in his seeming madness.

    Good, but ridiculous motive

    This is a 'who done it' detective story that requires the same kind of suspension of disbelief as an Agatha Christie novel. It was well written and q..Show More »

    Reviewed on 26 April 2012 by Mark H (Kilwinning, United Kingdom)
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    Devil's Steps: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery | Arthur Upfield

    Devil's Steps: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery

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    Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte leaves his familiar outback environment for Melbourne and a nearby mountain resort on special assignment for Military Intelligence. Although out of his element among city people, Bony displays his characteristic skills to interpret some puzzling clues and catch a murderer - providing the ingredients for another fascinating Arthur Upfield mystery.

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    An Author Bites the Dust | Arthur Upfield

    An Author Bites the Dust

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    A cat ... a ping-pong ball ... a drunken gardener ... With these slight clues to go on Detective-Inspector Bonaparte investigates the mysterious death of famous author, Mervyn Blake, who dies an agonizing death late one night in his writing room. But how did he die? No one knows. No one that is until Bony's acute observation of human nature uncovers the murderer - and the method used to kill Blake.

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    The Mountains Have a Secret: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 12 | Arthur W. Upfield

    The Mountains Have a Secret: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 12

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    A thrilling mystery and one of the incomparable Inspector Bonaparte's toughest cases. Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte travels to Victoria, where two young women have disappeared while hiking in the Grampians. Not long after the search for the girls is called off, a local detective is found shot dead. Bony visits the hotel the women were last seen at, and meets the hotel's unsavoury proprietor. The resulting encounter propels Bony into an investigation which almost costs him his life.

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    The Widows of Broome: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 13 | Arthur Upfield

    The Widows of Broome: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 13

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    • By Arthur Upfield
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    Broome is a small, sun-drenched town on the barren northwest coast of Australia. It's small enough that everyone knows everyone else's business. How, then, did someone murder two widows in similar fashion and not leave any clues? It's a case for Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte, who arrives on the scene incognito. He's barely begun his investigation when a third woman is killed. Bony realises that he is dealing with a madman, and that time is running out to stop a forth murder.

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  • 14
    The Bachelors of Broken Hill | Arthur W. Upfield

    The Bachelors of Broken Hill

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    Among the 28,000 inhabitants of Broken Hill there stalks a killer. Already two elderly bachelors have died horribly from cyanide poisoning. Now, two months later, Detective Inspector Napolean Bonaparte faces a cold trail - no motive, no clues. So Bony waits for what he believes to be inevitable - a third killing.

    Slow and steady

    The pace of Upfield's books is suited to hot Australian days, but the evocative portrait of the country in the late 1940s that he weaves and the growi..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 January 2011 by Ian (Nuneaton, United Kingdom)
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    The Clue of the New Shoe | Arthur W. Upfield

    The Clue of the New Shoe

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    The nude body of a man is discovered entombed in the walls of Split Point Lighthouse on the South-East Coast of Australia. Investigating the crime Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte, the half-aborigine detective, wonders why a coffin is moved at night, who was the girl struggling with Dick Lake on the cliff top, and what caused the Bully Buccaneers to deal in death. Superintendent Bolt said, 'It's the toughest job we've ever had to bash open.' An ordinary policeman could afford to fail, but Bony never....

    More please

    Gentle paced, but with intriguing switches. Arthur Upfield is neglected in this country, but he evokes a lost world of rural Australia. Beautifully re..Show More »

    Reviewed on 15 November 2010 by Ian (Nuneaton, United Kingdom)
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    Venom House: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery | Arthur Upfield

    Venom House: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery

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    An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery. The Answerth family's mansion seems to deserve its nickname of "Venom House". Perhaps that's because of its forbidding setting, an island in the centre of a man-made lake, its treacherous waters studded by the skeletons of long-dead trees. Perhaps it's because of the unquiet ghosts of the Aborigines slaughtered by Answerth ancestors. Or perhaps it's just because the Answerth household is such a strange one.

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    Murder Must Wait: A Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 19 | Arthur W. Upfield

    Murder Must Wait: A Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 19

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    Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte arrives in the little town of Mitford, New South Wales, to find that five babies have been abducted and a murder committed. The half-aborigine sleuth calls in Policewoman Alice McGorr to help him, and one of the most important clues they find is a cave drawing depicting an aboriginal legend. Bony, as unorthodox and cunning as ever, reenacts the legend in order to solve the mystery.

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    Death of a Lake: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery | Arthur Upfield

    Death of a Lake: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery

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    Napoleon Bonaparte returns in this classic Australian mystery from the classic Bony series. One night Raymond Gillen, shortly after winning over £12,000 in a lottery, went for a late-night swim in the waters of Lake Otway and never came back. No one doubted that he drowned; the main question on everyone's lips was, what happened to the money? Three years later drought is taking its toll, and Lake Otway is close to death, losing the last of its water. Five men and two women wait to find out whether the shrinking lake will uncover Gillen's body.

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    The Battling Prophet: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte mystery | Arthur W. Upfield

    The Battling Prophet: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte mystery

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    Ben Wickham, a famous meteorologist whose uncannily accurate forecasts have helped famers and graziers all over Australia, has died after a three-week drinking bout. The doctor certifies that his death was cause by heart failure, due to alcoholic poisoning. But Ben's neighbour and drinking partner, John Luton, is convinced his friends didn't die from too much gin.

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    Man of Two Tribes: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 21 | Arthur W. Upfield

    Man of Two Tribes: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 21

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    Myra Thomas, accused of murdering her philandering husband, is found not guilty by a sympathetic jury. But while travelling from Adelaide to Perth on the Transcontinental Railway express, she mysteriously disappears during the overnight journey across the vast, featureless desert. Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte takes the case and sets off to search for her over the flat wasteland of the Nullabor Plain.

    A great read from a great writer

    Arthur Upfield paints brilliant word pictures of a different place and a different time - if anything makes me want to travel to Australia as see the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 04 January 2015 by traveller ()
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    Bony and the Black Virgin: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery | Arthur Upfield

    Bony and the Black Virgin: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery

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    Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte is called to the drought-stricken outback for this, his latest case. At a desolate sheep station, two men have been savagely beaten to death, and it's Bony's job to make an arrest. This isn't an easy case, since clues are scarce in this sun-baked, sand-blown country, but Bony's understanding of the bush and the people who live there - both black and white - leads him inexorably to the killer.

    Bony to the rescue

    I really enjoyed these books from Arthur Upfield.
    They portray a way of life that seems alien to us,
    Just hard work but strong friendship wi..Show More »

    Reviewed on 18 July 2015 by Jean Cappell ()
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    Bony and the White Savage: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery | Arthur Upfield

    Bony and the White Savage: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery

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    By a lonely roadside in the south-west corner of Western Australia, old-timer Karl Mueller is roused from his drink-sodden sleep by approaching footsteps and the sound of whistling. What he sees on waking (or he thinks he sees) is enough to make him stiffen with fear, and more than enought to worry the police into calling for Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte.

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    The Will of the Tribe: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery | Arthur Upfield

    The Will of the Tribe: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery

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    The aborigines, who knew how many eagles flew over their inland desert, must have known who put the dead white man into Lucifer's Couch. But no one in Hall's Creek, white or black, reported seeing the stranger - and there were no tracks around the meteor crater. Was the murder done by whites or blacks or by both in collusion? Bony listened to the ancient tribal legends and found truth nobody wanted to believe.

    Life in the outback

    I like Bony books very much. The way people lived in the outback
    Relying on each other is very interesting.
    On to the next one now.
    Jean..Show More »

    Reviewed on 27 June 2015 by Jean Cappell ()
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    The Lake Frome Monster | Arthur W. Upfield

    The Lake Frome Monster

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    An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery: What is the Lake Frome Monster? Why are the Aborigines so terrified of it? And what dreadful part did it really play in the sudden death of a former roving reporter? When Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte is called in, everything goes against him. There is even a vicious attempt on his life....

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