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Murder Down Under (aka Mr. Jelly's Business) (Inspector Bonaparte)
Murder Down Under - aka Mr. Jelly's Business - Inspector Bonaparte
Author: Arthur W. Upfield
ISBN-13: 9780684178875
ISBN-10: 0684178877
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 298
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Publisher: Collier Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Arthur Upfield's Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery series was written between the late 1930's and the early 1960's. His protagonist, "Bony," is an intelligent, talented police inspector in Australia. He is also "half-caste," half caucasian and half aborigine. Because of the time period when these novels were written, there's a certain amount of racism depicted in them. Bony feels a certain insecurity in his bi-racial status, and yet Upfield depicts him as dignified and sure of his abilities as a detective. Bony leaves no case unsolved. Upfield's mysteries are informative about a very different time and culture, and are good mysteries with satisfying (if sometimes unexpected) endings.

In MURDER DOWN UNDER, Bony helps a colleague investigate the disappearance of a farmer.