Inspector Bonaparte Books In Publication Order
- The Barrakee Mystery/The Lure of the Bush (1929)
- The Sands of Windee (1931)
- Wings Above the Diamantina (1936)
- Mr. Jelly’s Business/Murder Down Under (1937)
- Winds of Evil (1937)
- The Bone is Pointed (1938)
- The Mystery of Swordfish Reef (1939)
- Bushranger of the Skies/No Footprints in the Bush (1940)
- Death of a Swagman (1945)
- The Devil’s Steps (1946)
- An Author Bites the Dust (1948)
- The Mountains Have a Secret (1948)
- The Bachelors of Broken Hill (1950)
- The Widows of Broome (1951)
- The New Shoe/The Clue of the New Shoe (1951)
- Venom House (1952)
- Murder Must Wait (1953)
- Death of a Lake (1954)
- Sinister Stones/Cake in the Hat Box (1954)
- The Battling Prophet (1956)
- Man of Two Tribes (1956)
- Bony Buys a Woman/The Bushman Who Came Back (1957)
- Bony And The Mouse/Journey to the Hangman (1959)
- Bony and the Black Virgin/The Torn Branch (1959)
- Bony and the Kelly Gang/Valley Of Smugglers (1960)
- Bony And The White Savage (1961)
- The Will of the Tribe (1962)
- Madman’s Bend/The Body at Madman’s Bend (1963)
- The Lake Frome Monster (1966)
Arthur W. Upfield Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order
- Up and Down Australia (2008)
- Up and Down the Real Australia (2009)
- Up and Down Australia Again (2010)
Arthur W. Upfield Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- The House of Cain (1928)
- The Beach of Atonement (1930)
- The Great Melbourne Cup Mystery (1932)
- Gripped by Drought (1932)
- A Royal Abduction (1932)
- Breakaway House (1987)
Arthur W. Upfield Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order
- Murchison Murders (1934)
- The Gifts of Frank Cobbold (2008)
- Beyond the Mirage (2020)
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The Sands of Windee Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery Series 2 Bony knows the answers to many questions lie buried in The Sands of Windee.
From back cover: Bony is the sort of detective who enjoys nothing better on a holiday than a little informal investigation. When he agrees to help a colleague in the matter of the disappearance of George Loftus, a farmer whose car was found wrecked near the world’s longest fence in the wheat country of western Australia, he cannot immediately find evidence of the murder he suspects. Loftus’s wife seems concerned about him, but his handsome hired man is an enigma. It is not until Bony becomes absorbed in the second mystery of Mr. Jelly, an amateur criminologist who himself often disappears on secret business, that he finds the key to the strange goings on in this seemingly ordinary farming community.
Jack Anderson was a big man with a foul temper, a sad*ist 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.
Three men set out from a small Australian seaside town for an ordinary day’s fishing and simply vanish. There are no clues to their fate, until another fisherman hauls in a gruesome catch the head of one of the men, with a bullet hole in its temple.
An extraordinary case for Detective-Inspector Napoleon 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 Bony’s endurance to the limit and takes the detective as close to death as he has ever been.
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.
An Author Bites the Dust takes super sleuth Napoleon Bonaparte to the house party of Mervyn Black, famous author and critic, where the host is found murdered among his literary friends.
A Napoleon Bonaparte mystery
A string of bizarre murders shares common elements: all the victims are elderly bachelors and there is always a woman nearby at the time of the deaths. When the witnesses’ descriptions of the woman vary widely, half Aborigine detective Napoleon Bonaparte ‘Bony’ finds himself calling on a professional burglar and an amateur sketch artist for help.
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. An ordinary policeman could afford to fail, but Bony never…
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, the 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.
A woman is slain and her young daughter has vanished deep in the Australian outback. It is up to Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte to discover whether Ole Fren Yorkey, a half crazed wanderer, is a killer and solve this dangerous riddle.
Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte is called to the drought stricken outback for this, his latest case. At a desolate sheep station two men have been savagely beaten to death and it’s Bony’s job to make an arrest.
The inimitable Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte must penetrate a close knit group of hard drinking Irishmen to find the killer of a government officer, who was looking for illicit ‘stills.’
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 the truth nobody wanted to believe.
Arthur Upfield Description: Short Stories. Up and Down Australia is the first published collection of Arthur W Upfield’s short works. Kees de Hoog has selected 33 fiction stories written by Upfield from 1926 to 1940, including the only known Bony short story, and has added the unfinished first chapter for another Bony novel. There are also comedies, crime fiction, adventure stories and dire tales about the dangers of living and working in the bush.