(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.
What is the Lake Frome Monster? Why are the aborigines so terrified of it? and what dreadful part did it really play in the sudden death of a former roving reporter?
When inspector Napoleon Bonaparte is called in, everything goes against him.
There is even a vicious attempt on his life...