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Journey to the Hangman (Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte #23)

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Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte is forced to take on a secret identity in a desperate attempt to penetrate a close-knit, one-horse town in Western Australia where a series of shocking murders have taken place.
Published August 1st 1987 by Collier Books (first published 1959)
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Jane Routley
I like Arthur Upfield despite his datedness and I am planning to read as many as I can. Yes he's racist and horribley fruity sometimes, but if you want to know about a time read the fiction. Reading between the lines in Upfield gives you a very good idea of what it was like to be aboriginal in the 1950's not something I know a lot about becasue aboriginal autralians were pretty much inviisble in those days and about what country life was like in Australia in that forgotten time. The stories are ...more
Karen GoatKeeper
The most interesting parts were the characters populating this private town and the tracking techniques. These books are much better than travel books about Australia as they paint such vivid pictures with a human side to them.
His descriptive ability is in full form here, both of nature and people. Upfield is up there with Hillerman, Francis and Christie as all time favorites.
I thought I had read all the Upfield books. How fortunate I was to find this excellent mystery. It is a gem.
very dated but still fun as it has a strong sense of the Australian Bush
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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.

Born in England, Upfield moved to Australia in 1910 and fought with the Australian military during the First World War. Following his wa
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