Tucked away in the mountains of NSW is Cork Valley, inhbited by an odd lot of hard-drinking Irishmen. Here a government officer, looking for illicit "stills", has been murdered, and it's Napoleon Bonaparte's job to find the killer. Disguised as a horse-thief the famous half-aboriginal detective hitchhikes into the valley. But before Bony can spring the trap he develops a strong affection for these lawless, lusty characters...

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

ISBN
0020258801
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Book Number (in series)
25
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