If you’ve ever travelled or lived in the real Australian outback you will really enjoy Arthur Upfield’s depictions of the landscape and its climate, as well as his descriptions of the characters and language of the era. It’s a real slice of our history in a crime novel format.
Upfield created Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte (Bony) from the Queensland Police. He was in 29 novels, mostly set in the Australian outback. The books were turned into a popular television series in the 1970′s.
You may have seen the ABC drama recently called 3 Acts of Murder, based on a true crime story. Arthur Upfield had written a book called The sands of Windee, that was used as inspiration for a real life murder.
There are plenty of websites where you can find out more about him. Here’s just one.
This book is for sale at JimmyDs Bookshop for $10.00.Filed under Awesome Aussie Authors, Cool Crime Writers | Tags: 3 Acts of Murder, Arther Upfield, Aussie Crime, Australian Crime, Bony, Classic Crime, Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte, outback crime, The sands of Windee | Comment (1)