Though earlier examples do show prejudices that white Australians once held about the aborigenes, beginning with the third or fourth novel in the series a much more empathic and balanced approach to white-aboriginal relations becomes evident. And witnesses recall a woman being near the victims shortly before they died--though there is some disagreement about her description. What was the feud that led to murder after nineteen long years had passed? All the victims had in common was the fact that none of them had ever married, One after another, elderly bachelors are being poisoned, and Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte is sent to Broken Hill to get to find out who is committing the murders, and why. For there is no one else to provide for the old man's granddaughter while Ludovic remains a fugitive from justice. Refreshing to have a who done it that doesn't need graphic violence or sex to keep the story moving.
Great to hear an Australian story read with an Australian accent and the correct pronunciation. Bony, the Inspector, uses hypnosis to coax witnesses to remember clues. The only thing a baby should have to suck is a good big clean mutton bone. He will need the unorthodox assistance of burglar Jimmy the Screwsman and a lightning-sketch artist, as well as all the deductive and tracking skills at his command, as he trails a killer no-one has seen. In both cases, a tall, older lady was at the scene, but descriptions of the possible poisoner are, at best, vague.
His child-of-both-worlds personality and outlook and his unconventional methods of detection arouse the curiosity of everyone who meets him or learns of him through others. Can she really be falling in love with him, and he with her? And then the fond mother picking it up and stuffing it back into the little rosebud of a mouth--flies, dirt, spit, and all. After two cyanide poisonings in the outback town of Broken Hill have left the local police and a Detective Inspector from Sydney baffled, Bony consents to take the case. Already two elderly bachelors have died horribly from cyanide poisoning. He'll make use of a burglar on holiday, an amateur sketch artist, and a barkeeper-turned-taxi-man as well as convincing the local constabulary to turn a blind eye to a bit of benevolent burgling in the quest for justice. Aka Arthur Upfield 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. All die in crowded public places, and all are elderly and single.
In addition to the usual police procedural, this particular outing provides an interesting character study. Upfield Number Of Pages 256 pages Format Paperback Publication Date 1998-09-14 Language English Publisher Touchstone Publication Year 1998 Additional Details Copyright Date 1998 Dimensions Weight 8. One after another, elderly bachelors are being poisoned, and Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte is sent to Broken Hill to get to find out who is committing the murders, and why. Someone has struck at the heart of Australia's soul: they have killed the horse that would have won the Melbourne Cup. To be honest, it doesn't improve that much but it does become an interesting little puzzle to work your way through. Target Audience Group Trade Contributors Read by Peter Hosking.
Witnesses recall a woman being near each man before he died, but their descriptions seem to be of entirely different women. While Bony is investigating, a third poisoning takes place, followed by the stabbing of a female police constable. He approaches phenomena from a slightly different viewpoint than everyone else, including the killers he tracks and inevitably finds. Someone has struck at the heart of Australia's soul: they have killed the horse that would have won the Melbourne Cup. But it is not long before Lady Hardcastle is forced out of her self-imposed retirement.
The Bachelors of Broken Hill is the fourteenth book in the popular Bony series by Arthur Upfield. You will never guess the end in a million years! So Bony waits for what he believes to be inevitable - a third killing. Great to hear an Australian story read with an Australian accent and the correct pronunciation. Refreshing to have a who done it that doesn't need graphic violence or sex to keep the story moving. Though earlier examples do show prejudices that white Australians once held about the aborigenes, beginning with the third or fourth novel in the series a much more empathic and balanced approach to white-aboriginal relations becomes evident. One Scotland Yard inspector called in to help.
Neither Sir Tristram Shield nor Eustacie, his young French cousin, share the slightest inclination to marry one another, yet it is Lord Lavenham's dying wish. So Bony waits for what he believes to be inevitable - a third killing. Synopsis Among the 28,000 inhabitants of Broken Hill there stalks a killer. La pazienza della tigre, della morte… dell'ispettore Napoleon Bonaparte. For fat, unlovely Roberta Teys has been found in her best dress, an ax in her lap, seated in the old stone barn beside her father's headless corpse. Kind-hearted Aunt Lizzy is shocked; stern Cousin Charles and his humorless fiancée Eugenia are disapproving. Written 60+ years ago, the reader will still appreciate this detective tale although some of the references are not politically correct.
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 this instalment, Bony employs the use of a sketch artist, a journalist and a burglar hoping to escape notice away from the city. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. Clues are old and witnesses have been mishandled by Two men are killed by cyanide poisoning before Bony comes to Broken Hill to take up the case, and a third dies soon after he arrives. All of Upfields novels in this magnificent series are worth collecting and reading.
In addition to his detective fiction, Upfield was also a member of the Australian Geological Society and was involved in numerous scientific expeditions. He is t I've yet to read a Bony mystery that I didn't like, and I have to agree with other reviewers that this is another good mystery to be solved, wrapped in an observation of another sort of Australian community. Born in England, Upfield moved to Australia in 1910 and fought with the Australian military during the First World War. Ma l'indizio sembra non portare da nessuna parte e il sergente Crome non riesce a trovare una pista finché non arriva in aiuto l'ispettore Bonaparte. Clues are old and witnesses have been mishandled by an inept investigator before Bony arrives in the prosperous mining town, but with the help of the local constabulary, a professional burglar vacationing in Broken Hill, and an amateur quick-sketch artist, Inspector Bonaparte mounts an investigation to identify the murderer before she finds another victim. All the victims had in common was the fact that none of them had ever married, and had a tendency to gobble their food, making for messy clothing.
Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante, is an expert in martial arts. Following his wa Aka Arthur Upfield 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. Upfield tells the story of two unexplained murders. The Bachelors of Broken Hill 1950 is the 14th mystery in Arthur W. Suspicion naturally falls on the old man's young widow, 50 years his junior. Now, two months later, Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte faces a cold trail - no motive, no clues. While Bony may , at times sound slightly arrogant regards his skills, he always gives credit where it is due and is happy to praise the hard-working local constabulary.