The Bachelors of Broken Hill : Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte

  • by Arthur W. Upfield
  • Narrated by Peter Hosking
  • Series: Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte
  • 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A Golden Age mystery, from the incomparable Arthur Upfield. Arthur Upfield was the first non-American to be awarded full membership of the Mystery Writers Guild of America.
Among the 28,000 inhabitants of Broken Hill, there stalks a killer. Already two elderly bachelors have died horribly from cyanide poisoning. Now, two months later, Detective Inspector Napolean Bonaparte faces a cold trail - no motive, no clues. So Bony waits for what he believes to be inevitable - a third killing.


Audible Editor Reviews

Peter Hosking's intense voice plays the full emotional range of this truly Australian mystery. Set in a remote mining town, The Bachelors of Broken Hill by Arthur W. Upfield tells the story of two unexplained murders. Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte is called in to solve the crimes, but is left waiting for another killing when the clues lead nowhere. In chilling tones, award-winning Hosking delivers a lucid performance of this literary mystery, at once a novel and a document of Australian life and culture at the time it was written.


What the Critics Say

"Peter Hosking animates the characters...bringing the richness and vastness of the Australian continent vividly to life....Hosking enriches Upfield's characters with intonations ranging from heated thrill to deadly cold calculation." (AudioFile, Earphones Award Winner)


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Customer Reviews

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Down with sloppy eaters

Who is killing elderly men who have food stains on their clothing? In solving that little problem, we also learn a great deal about a marvelous place in Australia called Broken Hill, who killed the female clerk at the police station and a little about glass daggers.

It's all solved, of course, by Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte (Bony to his friends) that marvelous half-caste aborigine with the astounding blue eyes and the incredible nose for winkling out even the most mysterious crime.

Buy this book. You will never guess the end in a million years!
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- Pam

Good "Read"

Any additional comments?

I found out about Mr. Upfield by reading a bio sketch of Tony Hillerman that said he got some of his inspiration to write the Chee/Leaphorn books from Mr. Upfields Bonepart

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- Curt

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-20-2009
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd