The Clue of the New Shoe : Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte

  • by Arthur W. Upfield
  • Narrated by Peter Hosking
  • Series: Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte
  • 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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

What made the experience of listening to The Clue of the New Shoe the most enjoyable?

The reader did a great job w/dialect and descriptions of Australia were interesting.


What did you like best about this story?

Understated mystery, minimum of explicit violence, and interesting local characters


Any additional comments?

Fun to listen to.

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- Elaine

I thoroughly enjoyed this masterful read!

Where does The Clue of the New Shoe rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

At the top of my list for fiction.


Who was your favorite character and why?

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.


Which character – as performed by Peter Hosking – was your favorite?

The coffin maker - i looked forward eagerly to the Inspector's every visit to him.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When the Inspector was temporarily locked in his coffin.


Any additional comments?

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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- Amazon Customer "destroyer"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-02-2010
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd