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    • Bony Buys a Woman

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 22
    • By: Arthur Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    This is the 22nd instalment in Mr. Upfield’s detective series featuring the Australian Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte. Deep in Australia's outback, a woman has been murdered, her daughter vanished. Yorky, one of the locals and a crazy wanderer, is known to have been in the area, and his footprints have been identified near the body. When he too disappears, even the Aboriginal trackers are baffled. Bony's approach changes everything....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • upfield again

    • By Tracey on 02-01-19

    Regular price: $22.90

    • Death of a Swagman

    • By: Arthur Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • one of the best readers ever of a great story

    • By Margie on 01-20-17

    Regular price: $20.27

    • Man of Two Tribes

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 21
    • By: Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bony

    • By Glenecollins on 02-27-15

    Regular price: $21.68

    • The Barrakee Mystery

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dated and racist but still poetic.

    • By Judith on 10-27-15

    Regular price: $18.65

    • The Bone Is Pointed

    • By: Arthur Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Click "next" if you are on the fence for this one

    • By Dennis on 04-12-13

    Regular price: $24.47

    • An Author Bites the Dust

    • By: Arthur Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Location, location, location

    • By jonmontanavega on 05-29-10

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Widows of Broome

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 13
    • By: Arthur Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love Arthur Upfield!!

    • By Mary Corbet on 11-26-13

    Regular price: $19.49

    • Wings Above the Diamantina

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Bonaparte Mystery!

    • By Mary Corbet on 04-02-13

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Winds of Evil

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 8
    • By: Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Along Comes Audible!

    • By Joseph on 11-12-12

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Cake in the Hat Box

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 19
    • By: Arthur Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    On a deserted dirt road in Western Australia a police jeep has been abandoned...enter Inspector Bonaparte. Sinister stones....on a lonely dirt road in Western Australia a police jeep is found. In it is Constable Stenhouse - shot dead. His Aboriginal tracker has disappeared, and clues are thin on the ground. Enter Inspector Bonaparte, who soon realises that he is not alone in his search for the criminal. The local Aboriginal people are seeking vengeance, too....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love it

    • By Ms Peach on 01-04-19

    Regular price: $22.90

    • The Great Melbourne Cup Mystery

    • By: Arthur Upfield
    • Narrated by: Stig Wemyss
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Melbourne during the Depression. A seedy, corrupt city. Someone has struck at the heart of Australia's soul: they have killed the horse that would have won the Melbourne Cup. For what motive? Profit, blackmail, a betting scam? Only Tom Pink, the rider of the murdered horse can find out.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • cup runnith over

    • By Tracey on 11-12-14

    Regular price: $21.39

    • Bony and the Kelly Gang

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 25
    • By: Arthur Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Tucked away in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales is Cork Valley, inhabited by hard-drinking Irishmen. Here an Excise Officer looking for illicit whiskey 'stills' has been murdered, and it's Bony's job to find the killer. Disguised as a horse thief, the Aboriginal detective hitchhikes into the valley to meet a lawless lot....

    Regular price: $22.90

    • Sands of Windee

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Should be on the list of great detective stories

    • By Emmy Aricioglu on 09-29-16

    Regular price: $21.39

    • Bony and the White Savage

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery
    • By: Arthur Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Australian Yarn

    • By Book lover on 11-11-13

    Regular price: $21.39

    • Bushranger of the Skies

    • An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery
    • By: Arthur Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Page Turner, Upfield at his best

    • By L. Gayle on 10-19-09

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Battling Prophet

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte mystery
    • By: Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • bony again

    • By Tracey on 07-09-15

    Regular price: $18.65

    • The Mystery of Swordfish Reef

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery
    • By: Arthur Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • bony

    • By Tracey on 08-31-14

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Wings Above the Diamantina

    • The 1941 Radio Serial
    • By: Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The original 1941 radio dramatisation of Inspector Bonaparte Mystery - featuring Bony, the first Aboriginal detective. The discovery of a stolen red monoplane on the dry, flat bottom of Emu Lake meant many things for different folks. For Elizabeth Nettlefold, the chance to nurse its strangely ill passenger meant renewed purpose in life. For Dr Knowles, brilliant physician and town drunk, it meant the revival of a romantic dream.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-29-18

    Regular price: $22.38

    • Mr. Jelly's Business

    • A Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 7
    • By: Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best of the “Boney” mysteries I’ve listened to so far.

    • By katydid on 11-28-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Will of the Tribe

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery
    • By: Arthur Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • legends

    • By Tracey on 09-12-14

    Regular price: $24.47

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