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The House of Cain - Arthur W. Upfield

Paperback Published: 1st July 2019
ISBN: 9781925706758
Number Of Pages: 246

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Here is Arthur Upfield's first published novel from 1929: Austilene Thorpe is accused of murder but then disappears from gaol. Her fiance, Martin Sherwood, goes blind from shock. His famous adventuring brother Monty, learns that Austilene is in a refuge for murderers in the far north-west corner of New South Wales near Tibooburra, and together the Sherwoods set out to find her and bring her back to Melbourne.

The idea of using the Australian outback as the locale for the novel of reclusive criminals forecasts Upfield's later interest. The landscape and meterology are well developed. The intensity of the Australian outback, to be much more powerfully developed later (in the Bony novels), is nearly overwhelming here.

- Ray Browne, The Spirit of Australia

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.

ISBN: 9781925706758
ISBN-10: 1925706753
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 1st July 2019
Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.38

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