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The Battling Prophet - Arthur Upfield
1960 British 1st Penguin paperback edition published in London
A solid copy with usual paper tan
Overall a decent example of an uncommon book

Napoleon Bonaparte acts as a temproary private eye !
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The Widows of Broome - Arthur Upfield
1951 UK first edition, first impression published in London by Heinemann
A near VG book in price clipped dust jacket
The book has no names or stamps, clean contents, a couple of what appear to be production creases to rear board
The jacket has some minor, and pointless, paper repairs to rear and those on the spine have been tipped in in black

Overall a solid, decent looking copy and one I've not handled before
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The Mystery of Swordfish Reef - Arthur Upfield
1970 UK first Pan paperback edition published in London
A nice bright book
Usual age tan to paper, but lighter than normal
A clean and tidy copy

Napoleon Bonaparte swaps the Bush for the Sea when he loooks into the disappearance of 3 men who went frishing from Bermagui Harbour and disappeared in the Tasman Sea until the head of one of them turns up . . . .
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The Clue of the New Shoe - Arthur Upfield
1967 UK Pan paperback later edition published in London
A solid example, ever present paper tanning
Minor rubbing and wear to extremities

A decent reading copy and tricky to find nowadays
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The Lake Frome Monster
1970 UK Pan paperback later edition
A nice clean copy, just usual light paper tanning
In nicer condition than normally seen

Bonaparte investigates the Lake Frome Monster, why are the aborigines so scared of it, more to the point what is it - then there's a death !
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The sands of Windee - Arthur Upfield
1931 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Hutchinson, London
A VG+ book sadly lacking its dustwrapper
Clean contents and cloth, tight and square, no names or inscriptions
This was an original publishers complimentary review copy (small neat stamp to title page)
To avoid people reselling review copies the publishers removed the endpaper
This has been professionally replaced, nicely done in fact few would realise
The very rare second Napoleon Bonaparte mystery
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The Will of the Tribe - Arthur Upfield
1962 UK hardcover first edition, 1st imprression, Heinemann, London
A VG copy unfortunately missing its dust jacket
No names or inscriptions, tight and square
A clean and tidy copy
Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte gazed upon Lucifer's Couch and marvelled. The stranger must have been of considerable size to have made such a mark on this land
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The Battling Prophet - Arthur Upfield
1960 Britsih 1st Penguin paperback edition, London
A reading copy, with some rubbing and wear to edges and usual paper tan
Still a solid copy but a reading

Napoleon Bonaparte acts as a temproary private eye !
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Madman's Bend - Arthur Upfield
1970 UK Pan paperback later edition published in London
A clean copy, ideal for the reader
No owner names or stamps, usual age tan to paper
A clean and tidy copy

Napoleon Bonaparte must first find a body then a murderer - classic stuff !
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Murder Must Wait - Arthur Upfield
1966 UK Pan paperback 2nd edition, London
A VG book, clean covers usual light paper tan
Tight, solid binding
A tidy solid reading copy and and tricky to find nowadays

A Napoleon Bonaparte mystery
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Bony and the White Savage - Arthur Upfield
1964 UK Pan paperback first edition printed in London
A good reading copy, bit of light edge rubbing
Usual tan to paper

"A gripping story, foil of authentic detail ... a completely unpredictable, almost grand guignol ending" - Irish Press

An uncommon book
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Venom House - Arthur Upfield
1977 UK Pan paperback later edition published in London
A solid copy, ideal for the reader
Usual age tan to paper, few marks to covers
A clean and tidy copy

Napoleon Bonaparte saw the mysterious and sinister goings-on at the hated and feared Venom House as a chance to prove it once and for all. Where the whitey Inspector Stanley had failed to solve one murder, he would succeed in solving two.
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Brief Biography
UPFIELD, Arthur William. Australian. Born in Gosport, Hampshire, England, 1 September 1890 (correct date). Educated in public school, then apprenticed to a surveyor and estate agent; shipped by his father to Australia in 1911, where he worked as a cook, boundary rider, and itinerant worker. Served in the Australian Imperial Force, 1914-19. Married in 1915; one son. Worked as a private secretary in England, then returned to Australia as an itinerant trapper and miner until becoming a full-time writer. Headed Australian Geological Society expedition to northern and western Australia, 1948. Died 13 February 1964,

Arthur Upfield - The Characters
Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte
Found under a tree, next to his dead mother, the infant, who would grow into the detective called Napoleon Bonaparte, was taken to the nearest mission station. Shortly thereafter, he was observed trying to eat a biographical volume on the late French emperor. The matron who named him evidently had a whimsical sense of humor. Bony (as he is known to his friends) did well at mission school, and went on to earn an M.A. at the Brisbane University in Australia. He joined the Queensland police department, where his prowess as a tracker led to rapid promotion, ultimately to the rank of Inspector. Suave, slender, handsome, with blue eyes, black hair, and light brown coloring, Bony has the habit of rolling his own cigarettes. His inheritance from his mixed parentage provided an uncanny ability to read "The Book of the Bush," and the faculty of reason. While he possesses an enormous ego, Bony's claim is justified that he has never failed to finalize a case.

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