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by Arthur Upfield

A woman is slain and her young daughter has vanished deep in the Australian outback. It is up to Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte to discover whether Ole Fren Yorkey, a half-crazed wanderer, is a killer and solve this dangerous riddle.
Download The Bushman Who Came Back (Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery) epub
ISBN: 0020259115
ISBN13: 978-0020259114
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Mystery
Author: Arthur Upfield
Language: English
Publisher: Macmillan; Scribner Crime Classic edition (February 15, 1989)
Pages: 188 pages
ePUB size: 1202 kb
FB2 size: 1704 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 290
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This exact same book was originally released and is available under the Australian title: Bony Buys A Woman (An Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery).

Here, Australian Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte (who happens to be half-Aborigine and half-Caucasian) is sent to investigate a murder-kidnapping in the wilds of South Australia near Lake Eyre. A fiendish intruder has ruthlessly shot the lady cook at a large ranch just after the owner and ranch hands have gone out on their various jobs. A crazy old alcoholic hermit shows up at the scene and nabs the cook's young daughter from her playhouse and thus becomes the prime suspect.

A monumental search is begun for the child, making use of the local Aborigine trackers, all to no avail. When all hope has been lost, Bony (a nickname which the Inspector insists that all his friends use) is called in to resolve the matter. He soon rakes up a few clues, even though weeks have passed since the incident, and they lead him to suspect that the local Aborigine Chief and his Medicine Man know more than they are telling.

A sub-plot of an Aboriginal love affair adds much to the charm of this terrific tale.

Bony has become my favorite fictional detective, astonishingly displacing Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, and Miss Marple. I think that it's Upfield's focus on story development and his unique literary painting of the Australian landscape that has done it for me.

The Scribner's American paperback version is 188 pages in length and the book was first published under its Australian title in 1957 which makes it one of Upfield's later works. There are about 30 Bony mysteries, all of them first-class. This is a fine place to begin reading Upfield but I would more highly recommend starting at: Murder Down Under, also marketed under its original Australian title of Mr. Jelly's Business.

I can highly recommend this one to fans of Tey, Christie, Marsh, Doyle, Allingham and all the other classic British mystery writers.
Classic detective novel with a grand background in the bush. Highly recommended!
I love all of Arthur Upfields books, they are good well thoughtout mysteries and give you a great insight of Australia back in the 40's and 50's
I love every Bony mystery. I get a glimpse of Australia in the 20th century and a glimpse of aboriginal and outback culture. Loved the story.
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