I picked this up years ago at a used book sale and just had real trouble getting around to reading it. However, once I did, I had trouble putting it dI picked this up years ago at a used book sale and just had real trouble getting around to reading it. However, once I did, I had trouble putting it down. I took me about 5 days, just reading it on the commute. I kept missing my stop, too.
I believe I will be looking for the others in this series.
Napoleon "Bony" Bonaparte is half-caste (half aboriginal and half white) and an Inspector for the Queensland police. He's on vacation when his young acquaintance, John Muir, asks for his help regarding a murder case in Western Australia. Bony is an expert tracker. He mostly works undercover. So he goes undercover for the Rabbit Fence people. They know who and what he is but no one else is supposed to.
This book has also been published under the name "Mr. Jelly's Business". That was part of the mystery - what was his business?
It was a very quick read. I want to read more in this series. Hope some of them are still in print. But I'll be looking for Arthur W Upfield in used book stores, possibly even the library.
A few terms were confusing to me, not having ever been to Australia, but not too many. ...more