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by Arthur W. Upfield

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  • ISBN 1742018289
  • ISBN13 978-1742018287
  • Language English
  • Author Arthur W. Upfield
  • Publisher Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd; CD edition (January 2, 2009)
  • Formats lrf docx azw mbr
  • Category Mystery and Suspense
  • Subcategory Mystery
  • Size ePub 1683 kb
  • Size Fb2 1340 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 723

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.

At Wideview Chalet Into the reception hall stepped Constable Rice. He was not a large man, but he looked efficient. He was wearing ordinary clothes.

THE ALARM clock beside Bisker’s bed called him to his daily life at half-past five. The clock appeared to be armour-clad and completely shock-resisting, for every time the alarm began it was cut short by a callused hand which crashed down upon it with such force that a lesser mechanism would have been smashed flat. At five-thirty on this first morning in September it was quite dark. Into the reception hall stepped Constable Rice.

10 the devil’s steps. 11 an author bites the dust. 12 the mountains have a secret

10 the devil’s steps. 12 the mountains have a secret. He stepped into trousers which appeared to be wide open to accept his legs and small and rotund paunch, pulled on a pair of old socks and then stepped into heavy boots he did not trouble to lace. A thick cloth coat and a battered felt hat completed the ensemble, but to this had to be added the working kit comprising one pipe, a plug of jet-black tobacco, a clasp-knife, a tin containing wax matches and a corkscrew.

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Arthur W. Upfield, Creator of Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte (Bony) of the Queensland Police. Travis B. Lindsey, Arthur William Upfield: A Biography.

Set in a fictional mountain resort called Mount Chalmers, similar to the Dandenong Ranges on the eastern edge of Melbourne, Victoria (most probably in the vicinity of Mt Dandenong, but with some similarities to One Tree Hill in Ferny Creek), and also in Melbourne City and its suburbs South Yarra and Coburg. Arthur W. degree, Monash University, 2005.

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The Devil's Steps: 10 has been added to your Cart. Arthur Upfield's thirty-year-old series about Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte of the Australian police is being reissued, and its politically incorrect aspects can be a bit jarring in 2009

The Devil's Steps: 10 has been added to your Cart. Arthur Upfield's thirty-year-old series about Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte of the Australian police is being reissued, and its politically incorrect aspects can be a bit jarring in 2009. Nevertheless, Bony remains a fascinating, if improbable, character, and narrator Peter Hosking has a wonderful time with him and other in the very large cast.

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Deorro
This is not the very best Bony; it is set on the outskirts of Melbourne instead of the Outback, so there are no picturesque descriptions of Outback landscapes or colorful Outback characters --in particular, there are no Aborigines (aside from Bony himself). However, at that time even the outskirts of Melbourne apparently had quite lush Australian plant life and striking mists, The setting is a hotel where one of the guests is a Nazi officer with microfilms of German secret weapons, sent out to survive the fall of the Third Reich and prepare for a Fourth. However, he is killed early on and the rest of the novel concerns struggles for control of his plans between his killlers and Bony. There are some interesting incidental characters, including a detective story writer with a sinister reputation whom I suspect Upfield meant as a parody of himself (as perceived by the Australian public) and a charmingly chic woman who runs the hotel. I should say there is actually one colorful Outback character, who ended up stranded as a handyman at the hotel after running out of money during a spree.
Iphonedivorced
Another winner by Upfield. The intrepid Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte ('Bony" to his friends) usually likes his cases cold. But in this instance, he is on the scene when a murder is discovered. Upfield introduces us to a new section of Australia, no less enchanting than the Diamantina, or Burracoppin, or Swordfish Reef. Enjoy another success added to Bony's record as he stays in the background and gives credit to others. How can you not love the half-caste detective?
Lucam
I have really enjoyed these stories about Inspector Bonaparte and his solutions to cases. Really like Peter Hosking reader. No problems with DVD, played without a hitch! Thanks!
Bludworm
Upfield's continuing adventures of the aboriginal-Caucasian sleuth Napoleon Bonaparte vary in quality. While the remarks on his "half-caste" status seem inappropriate today, at the time the books were written, the agony of belonging to neither race was quite real. In this book, Upfield creates a taut plot with believable characters. There are touches of humor and pathos that win the reader's heart. Bony is no Sherlock Holmes, cold and scientific. His investigations are based on both reason and intuition, the gifts he believes he inherited from his Caucasian father and Aboriginal mother. Always he chooses to form relationships with the people at the crime scene. Whenever he departs from one of his missions, he leaves new friends and admirers behind. Among them are the readers of this series.
Timberahue
the book was an enjoyable read. the book itself however, didn't hold up. Some of the pages came out. i held it together and finished the story.
Fountain_tenderness
would love to read it & others (ordered 3) on this invoice but no down load to my kindle I have tried 6 ways to get this info to you .
Will you please forward this!!!!!!!
thanks i.g.f. robertson
Thetalune
Best Author ever. All his books worthy. Picturesque language brings full imagery to mind. Glad it is in Kindle format. Same words are never over used. Most times words only used once.
I love the Bony series, so I am biased.