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The New Shoe (aka The Clue of the New Shoe) (Inspector Bonaparte)
The New Shoe - aka The Clue of the New Shoe - Inspector Bonaparte
Author: Arthur W. Upfield
The naked body of a man is discovered entombed in the wall of the Split Point Lighthouse on Australia's southeast coast; the murder is two months old, and the identity of the victim is unknown.  Of Split Point's suspicious inhabitants, only Ed Penwarden, the coffin-maker, befriends Bony upon his arrival.  As he delves into the ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780684180205
ISBN-10: 0684180200
Publication Date: 10/1/1983
Pages: 192
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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reviewed The New Shoe (aka The Clue of the New Shoe) (Inspector Bonaparte) on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
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.
reviewed The New Shoe (aka The Clue of the New Shoe) (Inspector Bonaparte) on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Mystery.
A maked body of a man is discovered entomed in wall of the Split Point Lighthouse.
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From the back cover: "The naked body of a man is discovered entombed in the wall of the Split Point Lighthouse on Australia's southeast coast; the murder is two months old, and the identity of the victim is unknown. Of Split Point's suspicious inhabitants, only Ed Penwarden, the coffin-maker, befriends Bony upon his arrival. As he delves into the case, Bony is curious to know why a coffin is moved in the night, who was the girl seen struggling with Dick Lake on the cliff top-and why the Bully Bucaneers came to deal in death.

Arthur W. Upfield was born in Britain but lived in Australia all his adult life....[He] has created a character, the half-caste Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte,...who steps alive off the page."
MysteryMike avatar reviewed The New Shoe (aka The Clue of the New Shoe) (Inspector Bonaparte) on + 35 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This book is on the Gorbus top 50 mysteries of all times list. Boney the detective in action without all the personal angst found in some of the Upfield offerings. Setting is in a remote part of Austrailia
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This is a great book from a fantastic series.
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