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mobi ñ The Barrakee Mystery õ Hardcover read ✓ arthur w. upfield ✓ ❰BOOKS❯ ✭ The Barrakee Mystery Author Arthur W. Upfield – Eyltransferservices.co.uk Why was the redoubtable King Henry an aborigine from Western Australia killed during a thunderstorm in New SouEr nineteen long years had passed? Who was the woman who saw the murder and kept silent? This first story of Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte the half aborigine d The Barrakee Mystery 1929 is the first book in the Inspector Napoleon Bony Bonaparte mysteries by Arthur W Upfield Even though this is Bony's first recorded case the half caste detective already has a formidable reputation he has never left a case unsolved When King Henry an aborigine from Western Australia is found dead at Barrakee Station land belonging to John Thornton a prominent sheep rancher Bony is sent to investigate because it is thought that the motives if any may rest in the aboriginal community What might have been an accident in the tremendous thunderstorm is soon proved by Bony to have been deliberate murder a murder using that most Australian of instruments a boomerang He will have to use all of his detective abilities to discover why King Henry was on Thornton's land and who had a reason to kill himUpfield's novels are always enjoyable He provides motives for murder that are uniuely Australian as well as introducing readers to Australian life and environs of the early 20th Century The stories are peopled with memorable characters representing a time and place far removed from my own and he vividly portrays their concerns of the time We may not agree with some of their concerns particularly when it involves race relations but we can't say that Upfield tries to hide anything Except maybe the murderer But then that's his job And he does it well in this debut novel I did not spot the murderer and was satisfactorily surprised in the wrap upComplete review posted on my blog My Reader's Block

The Barrakee MysteryEr nineteen long years had passed? Who was the woman who saw the murder and kept silent? This first story of Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte the half aborigine d The Barrakee Mystery 1929 is the first book in the Inspector Napoleon Bony Bonaparte mysteries by Arthur W Upfield Even though this is Bony's first recorded case the half caste detective already has a formidable reputation he has never left a case unsolved When King Henry an aborigine from Western Australia is found dead at Barrakee Station land belonging to John Thornton a prominent sheep rancher Bony is sent to investigate because it is thought that the motives if any may rest in the aboriginal community What might have been an accident in the tremendous thunderstorm is soon proved by Bony to have been deliberate murder a murder using that most Australian of instruments a boomerang He will have to use all of his detective abilities to discover why King Henry was on Thornton's land and who had a reason to kill himUpfield's novels are always enjoyable He provides motives for murder that are uniuely Australian as well as introducing readers to Australian life and environs of the early 20th Century The stories are peopled with memorable characters representing a time and place far removed from my own and he vividly portrays their concerns of the time We may not agree with some of their concerns particularly when it involves race relations but we can't say that Upfield tries to hide anything Except maybe the murderer But then that's his job And he does it well in this debut novel I did not spot the murderer and was satisfactorily surprised in the wrap upComplete review posted on my blog My Reader's Block

mobi ð The Barrakee Mystery ↠ Arthur W. Upfield

The Barrakee Mystery Ü Why was the redoubtable King Henry an aborigine from Western Australia killed during a thunderstorm in New South Wales? What was the feud that led to murder aft If you are easily offended by reading something which includes the prejudices of the time this is not the book for you This is a first novel of a series Written in 1929 it does reflect the thinking about the Aboriginal people by the White population in Australia It was a little surprising as the MC is a half caste man which seems like a progressive choice for the author For the most part I could just glance move onbut there were 1 or 2 lines that did stop me in my tracksI enjoyed the storyline the characters and the picture of Australian ranching life that is presented I figured out one of the secrets fairly early on which was the motive for the murder of an Aborigine but loved the character of Napoleon Bonaparte aka Bony so much that it was worth sticking with it to see how everything unfolds Bony is a brilliant but little known bush detective that is brought in by law enforcement to solve the murder of King Henry on the large ranch of Barrakee The dynamics of the family and many of the employees is soon on display and makes for an enjoyable read I will probably read of this series mobi ð The Barrakee Mystery ↠ Arthur W. Upfield

Arthur W. Upfield ↠ The Barrakee Mystery epub

Arthur W. Upfield ↠ The Barrakee Mystery epub Etective takes him to a sheep station in the Darling River bush country where he encounters those problems he understands so well mixed blood and divided loyaltie Well the Australian setting is interesting anyway This was published in 1929 and features a detective inspector of the ueensland police force who is half white half Aboriginal Author Tony Hillerman cited this series as the inspiration for his Joe LeaphornJim Chee books so I’m assuming that it improves after this rocky startI didn’t like the beginning then I warmed up to it in the middle and then the ending was absurdThe mystery concerns the killing of an Aboriginal man by a white man a crime which the white citizens hardly feel is worth pursuing Even the mixed race detective “Bony” is interested in solving the puzzle than in justiceThe whole book has the casual racism you’d expect in this type of novel from this era but it goes off the rails at the end Rather surprisingly for a book featuring a mixed race protagonist much of the plot involves the horror of mixing the races view spoilerBy the end we have a character in his 20’s who was raised as a white man who doesn’t know he is mixed race whose change in behavior such as an attraction to a black girl and a “growing love of colour in his clothes” is entirely explained by a rapid reversion to his “ancestral blackness” His previously white skin even begins to turn black hide spoiler