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The Barrakee Mystery : An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery #1 Featuring Bony, the First Aboriginal Detective - Arthur W. Upfield

The Barrakee Mystery

An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery #1 Featuring Bony, the First Aboriginal Detective

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Published: 1st January 2017
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Why was King Henry, an aboriginal from Western Australia, killed in New South Wales?

What was the feud that led to murder after nineteen long years had passed? Who was the woman who saw the murder and kept silent?

This first story of Inspector Bonaparte takes him to the Darling River bush country where he encounters those problems he understands so well - mixed blood and divided loyalties.

About the Author

Arthur William Upfield (1 September 1890 – 13 February 1964) was an Australian writer, best known for his works of detective fiction featuring Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte ('Bony') of the Queensland Police Force, a half-caste Aborigine.

Born in England, Upfield moved to Australia in 1910 and fought with the Australian military during the First World War. Following his war service, he travelled extensively throughout Australia, obtaining a knowledge of Australian Aboriginal culture that would later be used extensively in his written works. In addition to his detective fiction, Upfield was also a member of the Australian Geological Society and was involved in numerous scientific expeditions. Upfield's works remained popular after his death, and in the 1970s were the basis for an Australian television series entitled "Boney".

ISBN: 9781925416404
ISBN-10: 1925416402
Series: Inspector Bonaparte Mysteries
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 1st January 2017
Publisher: ETT Imprint
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.43