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Arthur Upfield (1890–1964)

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Author Arthur W. Upfield was born in Gosport, Hampshire, England on September 1, 1890. He moved to Australia and adopted it as his homeland. He is best known for his series of books featuring Detective Inspector Napoleon "Bony" Bonaparte of the Queensland State Police. He died on February 13, 1964. vis mere (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Arthur Upfield

The Bone Is Pointed (1938) 326 eksemplarer
Mr. Jelly's Business (1937) 269 eksemplarer
The Bachelors of Broken Hill (1950) 263 eksemplarer
The Sands Of Windee (1931) 246 eksemplarer
The Mystery of Swordfish Reef (1939) 243 eksemplarer
Death of a Lake (1954) 237 eksemplarer
Cake in the Hatbox (1954) 234 eksemplarer
Death Of A Swagman (1945) 230 eksemplarer
De fire ringe (1952) 229 eksemplarer
Bony and the Mouse (1959) 217 eksemplarer
Wings Above The Diamantina (1936) 213 eksemplarer
The Mountains Have a Secret (1948) 213 eksemplarer
Dingosporet (1957) 207 eksemplarer
Venom House (1952) 200 eksemplarer
The Widows of Broome (1950) 198 eksemplarer
Bony og den sorte jomfru (1959) 195 eksemplarer
The Will of the Tribe (1962) 191 eksemplarer
The Battling Prophet (1956) 190 eksemplarer
Murder Must Wait (1953) 183 eksemplarer
Winds of Evil (1937) 183 eksemplarer
An Author Bites the Dust (1948) 178 eksemplarer
Bushranger of the Skies (1940) 172 eksemplarer
The Barrakee Mystery (1929) 170 eksemplarer
The Devil's Steps (1946) 166 eksemplarer
Bony and the White Savage (1961) 130 eksemplarer
The Lake Frome Monster (1966) 130 eksemplarer
Madman's Bend (1963) 109 eksemplarer
The Great Melbourne Cup Mystery (1996) 15 eksemplarer
The House of Cain (1928) 14 eksemplarer
Breakaway House (1987) 9 eksemplarer
The Murchison Murders (1934) 8 eksemplarer
The Beach of Atonement (1930) 7 eksemplarer
A Royal Abduction (1932) 7 eksemplarer
Up and Down Australia (2008) 5 eksemplarer
Walkabout (2021) 3 eksemplarer
Up and Down Australia Again (2009) 2 eksemplarer
Gripped by Drought (1932) 2 eksemplarer
Death on the Station 2 eksemplarer
Napoleon Bonaparte 1 eksemplar
The Gifts of Frank Cobbold (2015) 1 eksemplar

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Arthur W. Upfield i Crime, Thriller & Mystery (juli 2011)


I would actually say don't start with this, if you're new to the series. There's lots to love here in the dignified, gentlemanly form of Bony as first introduced, the rich dialogue, and the engaging time capsule of life in the bush in the 1920s, so vividly described. But the story is rather meandering and some of the action chapters - although well-written - will seem like a distraction to new readers. Pick one of the middle Bonys, perhaps from those ranked highest on Upfield's Goodreads page, and then start at the beginning once you're into the world of the gentleman detective.… (mere)
therebelprince | 6 andre anmeldelser | Apr 21, 2024 |
Didn't like it as well as the first bony I read, it was a bit melvillian in its dedication to sword fishing and the bits about his "aboriginal " side asserting itself are uncomfortable for modern sensibilities. Still interesting plot, appealing characters and a satisfying resolution
cspiwak | 5 andre anmeldelser | Mar 6, 2024 |
this was the first of the series that I had read.
Enjoyed the psychological aspects and the fact that you were not trying to solve a crime
but instead dealing with the effects produced by that crime in the families and community effected by it
cspiwak | 1 anden anmeldelse | Mar 6, 2024 |
It is accessible online, for free. A century ago when Australia was being populated by immigrants and exiles from the British Isles author Arthur Upfield arrived to weave tales of murder, vice, and other mysteries. What Upfield exploited was the voracious thirst for content by newspapers throughout the continent. As far as I can tell most if not all his works first appeared in serial form. Barrakee shows up in at least six newspapers. You can access them by visiting TROVE , a special searchable collection of Aussie publications within the National Library of Australia. If you wonder what it was like to anxiously grab the paper each day for the next bit of a tale, Upfields collection is worth reading for Australian geography and climate alone.… (mere)
Lace-Structures | 6 andre anmeldelser | Nov 11, 2023 |



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