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Arthur Upfield's Bony books are a wonderful mixture of Australian life, natural history, and subtle humor.

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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

Author Arthur W. 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. Библиографические данные. The Bachelors of Broken Hill Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery Series.

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Arthur William Upfield (1 September 1890 – 12 February 1964) was an English-Australian writer, best known for his works of detective fiction featuring Detective Inspector Napoleon "Bony" Bonaparte of the Queensland Police Force, a half-caste Aborigine. His books were the basis for a 1970s Australian television series entitled Boney, as well as a 1990 telemovie and a 1992 spin-off TV series.

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Bachelors of Broken Hill. Arthur Upfield's Bony books are a wonderful mixture of Australian life, natural history, and subtle humor. The Bachelors of Broken Hill is typical of his stories, though it is set in a remote mining town as opposed to his usual outback settings. Everyone where I live who reads one book reads them all. We pass copies back and forth as many are out of print and reread them aloud to each other.

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Comments: (7)

Justie
Bony mysteries are the best! Great description of 1020's - 1950's Australian life and environments. My late Range Scientist husband loved them and the recordings do not disappoint, a great way to revisit an old friend, Inspector Bonaparte.
Mori
I love all of the Bony detective books!
Ballagar
Every Upheld book deserves 5 stars. One gets an education along with Australian bush travel as half breed Bony tracks down the criminal. And what is special is he does it in less than 300 pages without shorting the tale.
MilsoN
Excellent.
Akisame
I can't get enough of these stories. I have almost listened to them all. I will be sad and at a loss for something good to listen to as I travel.
Coidor
THE BACHELORS OF BROKEN HILL (1950) by Arthur W. Upfield (British-born Australian, 1890-1964) is a Fair-Play Puzzle mystery novel set in Australia and featuring the infallible "half-caste" detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte, aka "Bony." The crimes here are the cyanide poisonings of three middle-aged bachelors who were slovenly eaters, the near poisoning of a middle-aged widower (also a slovenly eater) ... and the stabbing death of a policewoman.

Is a serial killer--perhaps a female serial killer--at large? Can all four killings somehow be linked together? And what about the brilliant insane magician/quick-change artist who escaped from custody and who seems to have killed at least one of the victims?

Unlike many of Upfield's other mysteries, this novel--apparently his 19th book in a series of 37--presents Bony working on a case set entirely in a city and relying almost entirely on the abilities he supposedly inherited from his "white" father. In only two scenes do Bony's miraculous tracking skills, characteristic of his mother's Aboriginal people, come very briefly into play. And yet these facts are key to one of the chief pleasures this book provides: the defeat of a rival detective--an inept, egotistical racist named Stillman--who hoped to see Bony fired from the case.

Most readers should be able to solve at least half of this case, but I predict that fewer than one in five thousand, despite the fairness of the clues, will solve all of it--including HOW cyanide was placed in the beverages of the three murdered bachelors. As Bony points out several times, sane people have considerable difficulty when trying to imagine what is going on inside the minds of those who are insane. And THIS mystery seems in part to be peopled with characters that might be refugees from, say, Isak Dinesen's SEVEN GOTHIC TALES or the weird fictions of Flannery O'Connor.

Lest some readers feel that the bizarre setting, actions, and people portrayed in the closing pages of this book are totally unbelievable (including "a musty smell of decay"), I suggest that they recall--or Google--the recent real-life case of Australian chef Marcus Volke, who, in the fall of 2014, dismembered and cooked parts of his beautiful Indonesian girlfriend and whose crime was discovered only because his neighbors complained about the sickening odor of rotting meat coming from his quarters.

As is usual with Upfield's fiction, this book's "normal" characters are very well drawn (especially the burglar Jimmy Nimmo and the young reporter Luke Pavier), the psychology is more plausible than that in most other authors' books (in this case, especially when Bony is helping witnesses recover memories of what they saw), genuinely humorous passages occur (e.g., "They were the hands of a gifted person: the hands of a surgeon, a watchmaker, a burglar"; "But the police didn't catch Jack the Ripper, did they?" "Ah, but I wasn't in London," replies Bony), and along the way Bony and a few other characters drop at least half a dozen tidbits of "wisdom" that readers might do well to file away for future use in their own lives. And additional pleasures are to be found in this book as Bony humorously uses allusions other "crime fiction" to characterize himself--as a Sherlock Holmes in Chapter 2, and as an Inspector Javert in Chapter 9.

SMALL SPOILER-WARNING: For readers who (like me) deeply hate to read about puppies and kittens being sadistically tortured, be aware that Chapter 26 of this book contains a few brief descriptions of such disgusting acts.

In my judgment, despite several far-fetched coincidences and some unpleasant passages, this novel deserves a solid "A" grade.

POSTSCRIPT: The edition of this book which I own (Scribner's paperback, 1984) has several minor printing errors such as missing words (Chap. 15: "Against the foot of the broken hill and grey mullock dump could not be seen in the night"), one-syllable words being hyphenated (e.g., "flop-ped"; "stop-ped"), and minor spelling mistakes (e.g., "draw" for "drawer"; "kife" for "knife"; "vew" for "view").
Defolosk
THE BACHELORS OF BROKEN HILL (1950) by Arthur W. Upfield (British-born Australian, 1890-1964) is a Fair-Play Puzzle mystery novel set in Australia and featuring the infallible "half-caste" detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte, aka "Bony." The crimes here are the cyanide poisonings of three middle-aged bachelors who were slovenly eaters, the near poisoning of a middle-aged widower (also a slovenly eater) ... and the stabbing death of a policewoman.

Is a serial killer--perhaps a female serial killer--at large? Can all four killings somehow be linked together? And what about the brilliant insane magician/quick-change artist who escaped from custody and who seems to have killed at least one of the victims?

Unlike many of Upfield's other mysteries, this novel--apparently his 19th book in a series of 37--presents Bony working on a case set entirely in a city and relying almost entirely on the abilities he supposedly inherited from his "white" father. In only two scenes do Bony's miraculous tracking skills, characteristic of his mother's Aboriginal people, come very briefly into play. And yet these facts are key to one of the chief pleasures this book provides: the defeat of a rival detective--an inept, egotistical racist named Stillman--who hoped to see Bony fired from the case.

Most readers should be able to solve at least half of this case, but I predict that fewer than one in five thousand, despite the fairness of the clues, will solve all of it--including HOW cyanide was placed in the beverages of the three murdered bachelors. As Bony points out several times, sane people have considerable difficulty when trying to imagine what is going on inside the minds of those who are insane. And THIS mystery seems in part to be peopled with characters that might be refugees from, say, Isak Dinesen's SEVEN GOTHIC TALES or the weird fictions of Flannery O'Connor.

Lest some readers feel that the bizarre setting, actions, and people portrayed in the closing pages of this book are totally unbelievable (including "a musty smell of decay"), I suggest that they recall--or Google--the recent real-life case of Australian chef Marcus Volke, who, in the fall of 2014, dismembered and cooked parts of his beautiful Indonesian girlfriend and whose crime was discovered only because his neighbors complained about the sickening odor of rotting meat coming from his quarters.

As is usual with Upfield's fiction, this book's "normal" characters are very well drawn (especially the burglar Jimmy Nimmo and the young reporter Luke Pavier), the psychology is more plausible than that in most other authors' books (in this case, especially when Bony is helping witnesses recover memories of what they saw), genuinely humorous passages occur (e.g., "They were the hands of a gifted person: the hands of a surgeon, a watchmaker, a burglar"; "But the police didn't catch Jack the Ripper, did they?" "Ah, but I wasn't in London," replies Bony), and along the way Bony and a few other characters drop at least half a dozen tidbits of "wisdom" that readers might do well to file away for future use in their own lives. And additional pleasures are to be found in this book as Bony humorously uses allusions other "crime fiction" to characterize himself--as a Sherlock Holmes in Chapter 2, and as an Inspector Javert in Chapter 9.

SMALL SPOILER-WARNING: For readers who (like me) deeply hate to read about puppies and kittens being sadistically tortured, be aware that Chapter 26 of this book contains a few brief descriptions of such disgusting acts.

In my judgment, despite several far-fetched coincidences and some unpleasant passages, this novel deserves a solid "A" grade.

POSTSCRIPT: The edition of this book which I own (Scribner's paperback, 1984) has several minor printing errors such as missing words (Chap. 15: "Against the foot of the broken hill and grey mullock dump could not be seen in the night"), one-syllable words being hyphenated (e.g., "flop-ped"; "stop-ped"), and minor spelling mistakes (e.g., "draw" for "drawer"; "kife" for "knife"; "vew" for "view").
The Bachelors Of Broken Hill (U) download epub
Mystery
Author: Arthur Upfield
ISBN: 0854562966
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Mystery
Language: English
Publisher: Ulverscroft; Large Print edition (November 1, 1974)
Pages: 361 pages