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?
©1937 Bonaparte Holdings Pty Ltd (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
I read all of the Napoleon Bonaparte mysteries aboard the USS Intrepid in the Gulf of Tonkin in 1968-69. The library had them all. SInce then I've tried to acquire the books to re-read them -- but they are just too pricey and most are out of print.
Along comes Audible and solves my problem. I've been listening to a mystery or so a month, and they seem to be better in the voice of narrator Peter Hosking. I feel I'm right there in the bush in those days of yore.
It's hard to rate these mysteries any lower than 5 stars. The author's capacity for description, his mixture and conflicts of aboriginal and european mentalities, the very human elements in the plots, and the wonderful way in which we are carried along to the conclusion of the mysteries -- all are just wonderful.
Winds of Evil --- 5 stars. Excelent plot, wonderful caracters and the prevalence of the wind throughout the story line is wonderfully balanced, and dosed out in the right proportions.
Better listening than reading, I think.
Congrats, Audible. Come along again!
Descriptive capacity and maintenance of the plot line throughout the book.
The suspenseful waiting in the dark for the murderer to attack the decoy.
Keep 'em coming.
"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 key reading, and his local accents add so much color to these stories. Can't recommend them highly enough.
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