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
    • Narrated By Peter Hosking
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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.

    Dated and racist but still poetic.

    This book is hard to listen to because it is amazingly racist but yet the descriptions are wonderful and parts of the story are very exciting. The mys..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 27 2015 by Judith (West Hartford, CT)
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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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    • By Arthur W. Upfield
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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.

    Boney is more than a simple half caste bush bum.

    The depiction of Australia in the 30's has a solid real feel. The reader provides a genuine Australian feel in a completely understandable pronunciati..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 26 2015 by SGL (California)
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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.

    Another Great Bonaparte Mystery!

    Peter Hosking's narration is, as always, fantastic. He's by far my favorite audiobook narrator! And Upfield's descriptive writing is superb, and his p..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 02 2013 by Mary Corbet (Midwest USA)
  • 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 the 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 at her husband's disappearance; Loftus's hired man, singularly reticent about his own past history; and many of Burracoppin's numerous gossips.

    aussie detective of old

    yes as with all arthur upfield books great story and twists to mysterys

    Reviewed on June 14 2014 by Tracey (craigmore, Australia)
  • 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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    • By Arthur W. Upfield
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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?

    Along Comes Audible!

    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 t..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 12 2012 by Joseph (United States)
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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.

    Click "next" if you are on the fence for this one

    This book is cookie cutter, if you listen to the first half hour and stop it, then write on a piece of paper what you think the ending will be - you w..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 12 2013 by Dennis (Mazama, WA, United States)
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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.

    bony

    a good mystery another upfield tresure

    Reviewed on August 31 2014 by Tracey (craigmore, Australia)
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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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    • By Arthur Upfield
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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.

    A Page Turner, Upfield at his best

    The combination of a great and riveting storyline with a tremendous performance by Peter Hosking...incredible. Don't start this book if you think you..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 19 2009 by L. Gayle (Massachusetts)
  • 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.

    Wonderfull mystery

    The mystery is wonderful. With a surprise at the end. My favorite character is the 8 year old Rose Marie. Upfield so captured a precocious child..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 26 2016 by Ms Peach (Houston)
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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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    • By Arthur Upfield
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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.

    A Classic Mystery

    Upfield's classic detective, Napoleon Bonaparte, belongs in the same league as Holmes, Marple, Poirot, and Dalgliesh. Please give us more Bony!

    Reviewed on May 11 2009 by Lawrence (Greensboro, NC, United States)
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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.

    Location, location, location

    I like books that work at several levels. For example, historical novels that spin a good story and also give me a flavor of the time and place. Thi..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 29 2010 by Jonmontanavega ()
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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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    • By Arthur W. Upfield
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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.

    secrets keeped

    yes as with any of the bony series it is well written and read .more slueth than blood and gore books.

    Reviewed on October 08 2016 by Tracey (craigmore, Australia)
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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.

    Love Arthur Upfield!!

    Arthur Upfield's books as read by Peter Hosking are always delightful. They keep me listening to the very end, with never a dull moment. Upfield's des..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 26 2013 by Mary Corbet (Midwest USA)
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    The Bachelors of Broken Hill | Arthur W. Upfield

    The Bachelors of Broken Hill

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    • By Arthur W. Upfield
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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.

    Down with sloppy eaters

    Who is killing elderly men who have food stains on their clothing? In solving that little problem, we also learn a great deal about a marvelous place..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 15 2012 by Pam (Mangilao, GU, United States)
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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....

    Mystery in Australia

    The reader did a great job w/dialect and descriptions of Australia were interesting.

    Reviewed on January 03 2013 by Elaine (Shaker Heights, OH, United States)
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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.

    Very good listen. Makes you regret leaving the car.

    I enjoyed this book very much. The characters are true bush folk. I missed the anxiety Bony exhibits in other books about his ancestry and he does n..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 27 2015 by A. Raymond ()
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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.

    Bony in town

    Bony demonstrates his tracking ability in a urban environment.
    As always Arthur upfields books take the lisener back in time
    and to different ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 10 2012 by John (Giru, Australia)
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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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    • By Arthur Upfield
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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.

    bony again

    another classic tale from a brilliant writer of his time a classic that is gripping

    Reviewed on July 09 2015 by Tracey (craigmore, Australia)
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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.

    Bony

    Love the bony stories... Wishing they would hurry up and read the earlier ones for me. G g g g

    Reviewed on February 27 2015 by Glenecollins ()
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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 the best

    yes and no i like the print version of arthur upfied books but the audio is good peter hoskings is a great narrator and i like the way he reads a stor..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 05 2015 by Tracey (craigmore, Australia)
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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.

    Great Australian Yarn

    I loved it. I loved the character of the country and the people. As I didn't know the story the plot twist at the end was good. The work needs to be l..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 11 2013 by Book lover (Queensland)
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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.

    legends

    yes arthur upfield is a good storyteller reminds you of the era that was the life in australia in those times

    Reviewed on September 12 2014 by Tracey (craigmore, Australia)
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    The Lake Frome Monster: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 32 | Arthur W. Upfield

    The Lake Frome Monster: An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 32

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    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....

    Short, well read, and geographically-challenged!

    First off, as a South Australian, I have to point out that I was mystified by the idea of someone working along on a fence on the border between New S..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 08 2014 by bill doyle (adelaide, south australia)