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    • 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 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    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

    • Sands of Windee

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    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
    • Boney is more than a simple half caste bush bum.

    • By Kindle Customer on 07-26-15

    Regular price: $21.39

    • Winds of Evil

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 8
    • By: Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    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

    • The Clue of the New Shoe

    • By: Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 77

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love the feel

    • By Josie on 09-03-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • 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 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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

    • 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 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    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
    • Didn’t expect that.

    • By susanK on 05-30-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Mountains Have a Secret

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 12
    • By: Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story well read

    • By Glenecollins on 05-26-17

    Regular price: $22.38

    • The Bachelors of Broken Hill

    • By: Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Down with sloppy eaters

    • By Pam on 08-15-12

    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

    • 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 63
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    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

    • 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 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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 Lake Frome Monster

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 32
    • By: Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Short, well read, and geographically-challenged!

    • By bill doyle on 04-08-14

    Regular price: $21.39

    • Murder Must Wait

    • A Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 19
    • By: Arthur W. Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bony in town

    • By John on 07-10-12

    Regular price: $24.47