Far from his usual stomping grounds in the bush of the Australian outback, Arthur Upfield’s The Mystery of Swordfish Reef finds the willfully unorthodox Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte in an unfamiliar environment: the vast ocean off the southeastern coast of Australia, where a fisherman’s severed head, riddled with bullet holes, washes ashore after he and his crew’s fishing vessel goes missing. Frustrated with a lack of physical evidence, Bony, whose wry attitude and unassailable confidence is superbly portrayed by talented narrator Peter Hosking, immerses himself in the world of sword-fishing to get to the bottom of this seemingly impenetrable mystery.
©1998 Arthur Upfield; (P)2009 Bolinda Publishing
a good mystery another upfield tresure
the sailfish scene and the way you can imagine the fishing
the way he portraye,s his many parts of the story charicters
"Great story told with vigour"
Engaging, logical, satisfactory
Bony using the talents of the local fishermen to read the sea as easily as he reads the bush.
I wasn't sure at first about his delivery, but he really grew on me. He has a different tone for each character and makes an excellent job of pacing the narration, too.
Engaging characters who bring the story alive.
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