Ben Wickham, a famous meteorologist whose uncannily accurate forecasts have helped farmers and graziers all over Australia, dies after a three-week drinking bout. The doctor certifies that his death was caused by heart failure due to alcoholic poisoning.

But Ben's neighbour and drinking partner, John Luton, is certain that his old friend didn't die from too much gin. Luton manages to lure DETECTIVE-INSPECTOR NAPOLEON BONAPARTE to his riverside cottage near the South Australian coast, on an unofficial visit for a spot of fishing.

There Bony's suspicions grow, and he decides to sit back, cast his baited hook into the river and wait for the inevitable bites.....

Author

Arthur Upfield

(1890*-1964) English-Australian mystery writer, who roamed in his youth the sub-continent working as a boundary-rider, cattle-drover, rabbit-trapper and station-manager. Upfield's famous hero is the Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte (or 'Bony', as he is known in the books familiarly), the son of an unknown white man and an aborigine mother. Bony is a gentleman and genius of criminal science, who has an M.A. degree from Brisbane University. In his work Bony frequently faces race prejudices but wins them with his wit and smile. 

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Books:

Series: Bony

Book Number:
29
1966
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28
1963
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27
1962
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26
1961
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25
1960
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24
1959
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23
1959
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22
1957
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21
1956
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20
1956
Book Number:
19
1954
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18
1954
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17
1953
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16
1952
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15
1951
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14
1950
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13
1950
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12
1948
Book Number:
11
1948
Book Number:
10
1946
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9
1945
Book Number:
8
1940
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6
1938
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5
1937
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4
1937
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3
1936
Book Number:
2
1931
Book Number:
1
1929
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