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Arthur Upfield (1890–1964)

Autor/a de The Bone Is Pointed

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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. mostra'n més (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: National Library of Australia, nla.pic-an9897467-1-v


Obres de Arthur Upfield

The Bone Is Pointed (1938) 326 exemplars
Mr. Jelly's Business (1937) 269 exemplars
The Bachelors of Broken Hill (1950) 263 exemplars
The Sands Of Windee (1931) 248 exemplars
The Mystery of Swordfish Reef (1939) 243 exemplars
Death of a Lake (1954) 237 exemplars
Cake in the Hatbox (1954) 233 exemplars
Death Of A Swagman (1945) 231 exemplars
The Clue of the New Shoe (1952) 229 exemplars
Bony and the Mouse (1959) 215 exemplars
Wings Above The Diamantina (1936) 213 exemplars
The Mountains Have a Secret (1948) 213 exemplars
Bony Buys a Woman (1957) 207 exemplars
Venom House (1952) 200 exemplars
The Widows of Broome (1950) 198 exemplars
Bony and the Black Virgin (1959) 194 exemplars
The Will of the Tribe (1962) 191 exemplars
The Battling Prophet (1956) 190 exemplars
Murder Must Wait (1953) 183 exemplars
Winds of Evil (1937) 182 exemplars
An Author Bites the Dust (1948) 177 exemplars
Bushranger of the Skies (1940) 172 exemplars
The Barrakee Mystery (1929) 168 exemplars
The Devil's Steps (1946) 166 exemplars
Bony and the White Savage (1961) 130 exemplars
The Lake Frome Monster (1966) 129 exemplars
Madman's Bend (1963) 109 exemplars
The Great Melbourne Cup Mystery (1996) 15 exemplars
The House of Cain (1928) 14 exemplars
Breakaway House (1987) 9 exemplars
The Murchison Murders (1934) 8 exemplars
The Beach of Atonement (1930) 7 exemplars
A Royal Abduction (1932) 7 exemplars
Up and Down Australia (2008) 5 exemplars
Walkabout (2021) 3 exemplars
Gripped by Drought (1932) 2 exemplars
Up and Down Australia Again (2009) 2 exemplars
Napoleon Bonaparte 1 exemplars
The Gifts of Frank Cobbold (2015) 1 exemplars

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Upfield, Arthur William
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
Gosport, Hampshire, England
Lloc de defunció
Bowral, New South Wales, Australien
Australian Geological Society



Arthur W. Upfield a Crime, Thriller & Mystery (juliol 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.… (més)
therebelprince | 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 | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | 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.… (més)
Lace-Structures | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Nov 11, 2023 |



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