Book Reviews of An Author Bites the Dust (Inspector Bonaparte)

An Author Bites the Dust (Inspector Bonaparte)
An Author Bites the Dust - Inspector Bonaparte
Author: Arthur W. Upfield
ISBN-13: 9780020549000
ISBN-10: 0020549008
Publication Date: 8/31/1987
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Scribner Paper Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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Napolean Bonaparte is one of those detectives who remain entertaining even years later.
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The Upfield Napoleon Bonaparte series give a great feel for the setting of early to mid 20th century Australia but are generally a little weak in plot. Good light read.
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great book in this series.
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This mystery entails a mystery surrounding the death of an author and literary critic. It follows a party held at the home of Mervyn Blake, the murdered man. In good health, he is found dead inside the door of his writing room. Authorities declare the death normal but Bony is sent to investigate the matter because his superior does not believe that this is so.

Napoleon Bonaparte (Bony) is an outstanding detective who sees what others do not and unravels the clues to eventually discover what really happened. A quick read, the author takes the reader into Bony's mind as he unravels the case. While I was fairly certain I knew who committed the murder, it was fascinating to see how Bony uncovers the murderer.

This is a world with which Bony is unfamiliar - a world with writers and critics alike whose egos are mammouth. It seems that two of the writers have decided that they are the best that Australia has to offer. They give good reviews to those who follow them but downgrade all who do not. They are little men who ignore nonwriters as well. Their actions are actually their downfall and help Bony discover why Blake was murdered. I found this a fine read that flows well and is most entertaining. If you pick up this book you, too may discover why I follow this author's work.