WorldCat Identities

Upfield, Arthur W. (Arthur William) 1888-1964

Overview
Works: 411 works in 1,918 publications in 3 languages and 17,575 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Former owner
Classifications: PR9619.3.U6, 823.912
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The bone is pointed by Arthur W Upfield( Book )

57 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Bonaparte investigates the death of a man in the Australian bush. When he spots a gray feather dipped in blood he realizes that a ghostly presence from the local Kalchut tribe is tracking his every move--a presence that alerts every part of him that is linked to the bush
The widows of Broome by Arthur W Upfield( Book )

50 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Northwestern Australia, Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte must solve the baffling case of a killer who seemed to be picking off the town widows one by one
Murder down under by Arthur W Upfield( Book )

39 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even though he's on vacation, Bony finds plenty to investigate in western Australia when farmer George Loftus disappears
The will of the tribe by Arthur W Upfield( Book )

47 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A body has been found in a meteor crater in the middle of the Australian desert, with no hint of how it got there. No tracks around the crater and no stranger in town. It soon becomes obvious to Bony that both the locals and the Aboriginals are guarding a secret - until the will of the Tribe breaks their silence
Death of a swagman by Arthur W Upfield( Book )

51 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an isolate hut not far from the sleepy country town of Merino, stockman George Kendall is found dead and it looks very much like murder. Six weeks later Bony arrives incognita at Merino and provokes the local police to lock him up. There is method in Bony's madness in semi-detention he is made to paint the police station and keeps a perfect disguise while searching for single-minded killer
The bachelors of Broken Hill by Arthur W Upfield( Book )

36 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A string of bizarre murders shares common elements: all the victims are elderly bachelors and there is always a woman nearby at the time of the deaths. When the witnesses' descriptions of the woman vary widely, half-Aborigine detective Napoleon Bonaparte ("Bony") finds himself calling on a professional burglar and an amateur sketch artist for help
The mystery of Swordfish Reef by Arthur W Upfield( Book )

40 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intriguing case for Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte begins on a calm October day in an Australian seaside town. Three men set out to sea for a day's fishing ... and do not return. Despite intensive searches, no trace of the men or their boat is found until, weeks later, a passing trawler hauls in a gruesome catch -- the head of one of the missing fishermen. It is quite clear that its owner was murdered with a pistol bullet. But by whom, and why, is for Bony to find out
Murder must wait by Arthur W Upfield( Book )

34 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the little town of Mitford, New South Wales, four babies have been stolen all boys, all under three months old, and all apparently neglected by their mothers. The local police have given up and the trail is cold. Then a fifth child vanishes, and the mother is found dead next to the empty cot. Inspector Bonaparte is called in, first to find the missing children, and only then to solve the murder
Winds of evil by Arthur W Upfield( Book )

38 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Bonaparte sets out to investigate two bizarre murders near the dusty little outback town of Carie, all the odds are against him. The crimes were committed a year before, the scent cold, and any clues that may have survived have been confused by a ham-fisted city policeman. As Bony follows the trail he is threatened, then attacked by the mysterious murderer
The mountains have a secret by Arthur W Upfield( Book )

40 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and German and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In October two young girls set out for a walk in the Grampian Mountains of Australia. They are never seen again, and the policeman who is sent to investigate is murdered. Now it is March, and Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte attempts to solve the mystery
The sands of Windee by Arthur W Upfield( Book )

52 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in English and German and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Bony knew he was dealing with a murder; will the answer be in the sands of Windee? 14PT
Bony and the mouse by Arthur W Upfield( Book )

36 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three times a killer has struck in Daybreak, a one-pub town in Western Australia. Why should so many people suspect the strange 'bad boy' Tony Carr? Why were the local Aboriginal tribe far away from town at the time of the murders? Inspector Bonaparte finds this small community very tight, till the arrival of a job-seeking bloke by the name of Nat Bonnar
Bushranger of the skies by Arthur W Upfield( Book )

30 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A police car is bombed from the air on a lonely outback road by a mysterious pilot who plans to conquer a nation. The trail through the Land of the Burning Water tests Inspector Bonaparte's endurance to the limit as takes the detective as close to death as he has ever been
Bony and the Kelly gang by Arthur W Upfield( Book )

32 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon Bonaparte, a half-aboriginal police detective, disguises himself as a horse thief in order to investigate the murder of a government officer
Death of a lake by Arthur W Upfield( Book )

29 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in English and German and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drought is responsible for a lake in remote Australia drying up. Detective Napoleon Bonaparte is sent to determine if the dropping water level will reveal the remains of a former ranch hand believed to have drowned in the lake after winning 12,000 pounds in a lottery
Madman's Bend by Arthur W Upfield( Book )

22 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If any man was ever born to be murdered, it was William Lush - a hated drunk who disappeared after beating his wife to death. Plenty of men had the opportunity to murder Lush, some the means, none the motive. Jill Madden, his pretty step-daughter, had all three ... When Lush disappears, Inspector Bonaparte must look for a body - and the murderer - before the Darling River rises to flood level
Cake in the hat box by Arthur W Upfield( Book )

27 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinister stones. On a lonely dirt road in Western Australia a police jeep is found. In it is Constable Stenhouse shot dead. His Aboriginal tracker has disappeared. Enter Inspector Bonaparte, who soon realizes that he is not alone in his search for the criminal. The local Aboriginal tribe is seeking vengeance too
The Lake Frome Monster by Arthur W Upfield( Book )

32 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teacher researching an article for a travel magazine disappears hen camped near Lake Frome. His body is found and local Aborigines believe that a legendary creature known as The Lake Frome Monster had something to do with the event. Police inspector Napoleon Bonaparte enters in the guise of a new hand working the Lake Frome cattle station
The lure of the bush by Arthur W Upfield( Book )

3 editions published between 1965 and 1978 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venom house by Arthur W Upfield( Book )

24 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Answerth family's mansion seems to deserve its nickname of Venom House perhaps because of its forbidding setting, an island in the centre of a man-made lake, its treacherous waters studded by the skeletons of long-dead trees. Perhaps it's because of the unquiet ghosts of the Aboriginals slaughtered by the Answerth ancestors. Whatever the reason, most people are content to give Venom House and its occupants a wide berth, until a couple of corpses turn up in the lake. Inspector Bonaparte has a sudden urge to get to knows the Answerths and their charming home much better
 
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The bachelors of Broken Hill
Alternative Names
Apfīlds, Artūrs 1888-1964

Arthur Upfield écrivain britannique

Arthur Upfield schrijver uit Australië (1890-1964)

Arthur Upfield scrittore britannico

Arthur W. Upfield britisch-australischer Krimi-Schriftsteller

Upfield, Arthur.

Upfield, Arthur 1888-1964

Upfield, Arthur 1890-1964

Upfield, Arthur W.

Upfield, Arthur W. 1888-1964

Upfield, Arthur W. (Arthur William)

Upfield, Arthur W. (Arthur William), 1888-1964

Upfield, Arthur William

Upfield, Arthur William 1888-1964

Upfield, Arthur William 1890-1964

Апфилд, Артур 1888-1964

アーサー・アップフィールド

アップフィールド, アーサー

Languages
English (699)

German (48)

French (9)

Covers
The widows of BroomeMurder down underThe will of the tribeDeath of a swagmanThe bachelors of Broken HillThe mystery of Swordfish ReefMurder must waitWinds of evil