The Barrakee Mystery by Arthur Upfield. First impression of this Heinemann edition from 1965 in near fine condition. There is a previous owner inscription to ffep. Some minor spotting to page block and a crease to top rear of jacket which is now in a removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About The Barrakee Mystery from Goodreads
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? — 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.
Born in England, Upfield moved to Australia in 1911 and fought with the Australian military during the First World War. Following his war service, he travelled extensively throughout Australia, obtaining a knowledge of Australian Aboriginal culture that he would later use in his written works. In addition to writing detective fiction, Upfield was a member of the Australian Geological Society and was involved in numerous scientific expeditions.
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