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The Barrakee Mystery

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Part of the appeal of Arthur Upfield's stories lies in their authentic portrayal of many aspects of outback Australian life in the 1930s and through into the 1950s. These books reflect and depict the attitudes and ways of speech of that era particularly with regard to Aborigines and to women. In reproducing this book the publisher does not endorse the attitudes or opinions they express.

©1929 First published by Hutchinson and Company Ltd. Bonaparte Holdings Pty Ltd, 1965 (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing

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"Napoleon Bonaparte, my best detective." ( The Daily Express)

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