The Barrakee Mystery

Author(s): Arthur W. Upfield

RARE AND COLLECTIBLE | Australian Fiction

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 after nineteen long years had passed? And who was the woman who saw the murder and kept silent?This first story of Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte, the half-aborigine detective, 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 loyalties.PLEASE NOTE: Part of the appeal of Arthur Upfield's stories lies in their authentic portrayal of many aspects of outback Australian life in the 1930s and through into the 1950s. These books reflect and depict the attitudes and ways of speech of that era particularly with regard to Aborigines and to women. In reproducing this book the publisher does not endorse the attitudes or opinions they express.

1974. Third paperback printing. A fine, unmarked copy in pristine condition. An immaculate survivor and very collectible thus. Scans available if required.


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General Fields

  • : 9780330023771
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Pan
  • : January 1974
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Arthur W. Upfield
  • : 251
  • : 823/.91
  • : Paperback