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The Barrakee Mystery


also published as

The Lure of the Bush

Arthur Upfield's first detective story introduced Bony, Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte, the suave, blue-eyed, black-haired, half aboriginal sleuth. Set in the darling River bush of New South Wales, the tale starts with the discovery of the body of King Henry, an aborigine from Western Australia. But for Bony, it is not so much the identification of the killer - but the motive for the nineteen-year pursuit, then murder, of King Henry. - from the 1965 Heineman edition


The Lure of the BushSorry, none in stock.BM-1


The Barrakee MysteryFor Sale £150BM-2

Heinemann, London, 1965. First London edition.

Good condition, bar tear to spine IBC, with some looseness. Pages clean.

Ex-library, with marks facing IFC and overleaf. Cover intact and good condition (price clipped).

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