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Murder Must Wait

A Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 19
Narrated by: Peter Hosking
Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
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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.

©1953 Arthur W Upfield (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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One of the best in this series

Audible.Com Audio Reviews 5.6.2019.0108 D1

I’ve listened to 18 audiobooks in this series. In order of importance, on the basis of quality of narration, plot and story, character development, content and profundity, prose and felicitous expressions, memorable quotes and novelty, I offer these ratings:

Excellent:
Battling Prophet…..The Bone is Pointed…....Bushmaster of the Skies..…Death of a Swagman…..Mister Jelly’s Business…..Devil’s Steps…Sands of Windee…..Murder Must Wait…..Wings of Damantina…..

Very Good
Author Bites the Dust….Bony and the Kelly Gang…..Clue of the New Shoe…..Mystery of Swordfish Reef…..Venom House…..Widows of Broome….Bony and the White Savager,…..

Worthwhile:
Death of a Lake…..Mountains Have a Secret…

Mediocre or Lower Rating
None of these audios are mediocre or of lesser quality. All are at least worthwhile listens.

Other Thoughts

Title: What title has to do with the story I do not know. Unfortunate because the story is superb, deserving of a more tantalizing title.
Story: An engaging, complex mystery. Alice is a "stitch," a really fun character. Plot kept me guessing until the very end. The indigenous legend is delightful.
Highly recommended.

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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 locations from the most mystery & thriller novels

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  • Sheryelle
  • 05-28-17

Not up to the usual standard of this series

Storyline is very convoluted and shows little understanding of the psychology of characters that usually grace Upfield's novels. Of all his novels I would put this one at the bottom of the list.

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  • Kayla
  • 10-01-16

A Bony novel to keep you guessing!

Murder Must Wait is original, suspenseful and 100% classic Bony. I couldn't stop listening. The talented and well-suited narrating of Peter Hosking makes these audio books what they are and will have you coming back until you've listened to them all!

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  • mrsvee
  • 09-11-16

I have a question

The term “ pubic tassel”. In my original reading ofthe books, the term was “ public tassel”. The meaning was that this form of covering their genitals was to cover their manhood from public view. To my mind the word “ pubic” would have meant nothing to aboriginals, but “public” would have been understood. To you, the producer, I say, ask an aboriginal.

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  • Josh
  • 02-17-15

a good llisten. great for the long car trip.

a good story that keeps u guessing. boney the sentral character, cleverly and strategically investigate the abductions