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    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    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

    • Cloudstreet

    • By: Tim Winton
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 332
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 268

    Two rural families flee to the city and find themselves sharing a great, breathing, shuddering joint called Cloudstreet, where they begin their lives from scratch. For 20 years they roister and rankle, laugh and curse until the roof over their heads becomes a home for their hearts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magic for my city

    • By Matilda on 01-18-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • 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 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    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....

    Regular price: $22.90

    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    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

    • 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 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    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 Broken Shore

    • By: Peter Temple
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    Shaken by a scrape with death, big-city detective Joe Cashin is posted away from the homicide squad to the quiet town on the South Australian coast where he grew up. Carrying physical scars and not a little guilt, he spends his time playing the country cop, walking his dogs and thinking about how it all was before. But when a prominent local is attacked and left for dead in his own home, Cashin is thrust into what becomes a murder investigation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Taut, Complex in Every Way Fantastic Listen

    • By Kathleen on 07-18-09

    Regular price: $20.97

    • 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 58
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    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 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 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    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 fun, fantastic narrator

    • By katydid on 12-15-18

    Regular price: $22.38

    • Venom House

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery
    • By: Arthur Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good listen. Makes you regret leaving the car.

    • By A. Raymond on 07-27-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • 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 51
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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

    • Death of a Lake

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery
    • By: Arthur Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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.

    Regular price: $22.38

    • Crucifixion Creek

    • The Belltree Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Barry Maitland
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Homicide detective Harry Belltree wouldn’t usually be looking too hard at an elderly couple’s suicide pact. Especially now, when his brother-in-law, Greg, has just been stabbed to death. But it seems Greg and the old couple had ties to the same man, a bent moneylender with friends in high places - and low. Harry can’t get officially involved in Greg’s murder, but he suspects a link with two other mysterious deaths: his parents'.

    Regular price: $29.84

    • 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 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    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

    • 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 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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

    • 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 67
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    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

    • 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 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    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 SGL on 07-26-15

    Regular price: $21.39

    • Happy Valley

    • By: Patrick White
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Happy Valley is a place of dreams and secrets, of snow and ice and wind. In this remote little town, perched in its landscape of desolate beauty, everybody has a story to tell about loss and longing and loneliness, about their passion to escape. I must get away, thinks Dr Oliver Halliday, thinks Alys Browne, thinks Sidney Furlow. But Happy Valley is not a place that can be easily left, and White's vivid characters, with their distinctive voices, move bit by bit towards sorrow and acceptance.

    Regular price: $37.30

    • Devil's Steps

    • An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery
    • By: Arthur Upfield
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Classic Mystery

    • By Lawrence on 05-11-09

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Broken Shore

    • By: Peter Temple
    • Narrated by: Peter Hosking
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Joe Cashin was different once. He moved easily then; was surer and less thoughtful. But there are consequences when you’ve come so close to dying. For Cashin, they included a posting away from the world of Homicide to the quiet place on the coast where he grew up. Now all he has to do is play the country cop and walk the dogs. And sometimes think about how he was before. But then prominent local Charles Bourgoyne is bashed and left for dead....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not sure about this.

    • By Carol on 03-18-12

    Regular price: $27.97

    • 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 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    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

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