The nude body of a man is discovered entombed in the walls of Split Point Lighthouse on the South-East Coast of Australia. Investigating the crime Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte, the half-aborigine detective, wonders why a coffin is moved at night, who was the girl struggling with Dick Lake on the cliff top, and what caused the Bully Buccaneers to deal in death. Superintendent Bolt said, 'It's the toughest job we've ever had to bash open.' An ordinary policeman could afford to fail, but Bony never....
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Mystery in Australia
The reader did a great job w/dialect and descriptions of Australia were interesting.
Understated mystery, minimum of explicit violence, and interesting local characters
Fun to listen to.
I thoroughly enjoyed this masterful read!
At the top of my list for fiction.
The protaganist - the Inspector - he was everything you would wish an "Inspector" to be - capable and competent as an officer of the law, with a wry sense of humor and a deep appreciation for what is really important is life.
The coffin maker - i looked forward eagerly to the Inspector's every visit to him.
When the Inspector was temporarily locked in his coffin.
I tried this book on a , but loved it from the first page,an have bought more of the Inspector's books since then.
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