The Widows of Broome : Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte

  • by Arthur Upfield
  • Narrated by Peter Hosking
  • Series: Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte
  • 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Broome is a small, sun-drenched town on the barren northwest coast of Australia. It's small enough that everyone knows everyone else's business. How, then, did someone murder two widows in similar fashion and not leave any clues?
It's a case for Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte, who arrives on the scene incognito. He's barely begun his investigation when a third woman is killed. Bony realises that he is dealing with a madman, and that time is running out to stop a forth murder.


What the Critics Say

"Bony - a unique figure among top-flight detectives" (BBC)
"The complex Bony is, I think, my favourite fictional detective of the past twenty years". (Anthony Boucher, The New York Times)
"Highly Entertaining". (Glasgow Herald)


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Customer Reviews

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Love Arthur Upfield!!

Arthur Upfield's books as read by Peter Hosking are always delightful. They keep me listening to the very end, with never a dull moment. Upfield's descriptive talent is unbelievable - his Australia is so vivid. He's witty and charming, just like his main character, Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte. Upfield is a master of character development, at least with the primary characters in each story. Besides Bonaparte, there's always at least one character that is sketched in high relief, and the reader always gets a good feel for even the minor characters.

But Peter Hosking - he MAKES the audiobooks. What a talented narrator and what a pleasure it is to listen to him!

Widows of Broome is not my favorite Upfield book - there are others that are more captivating, descriptive, involved - but it's still quite good and worth every minute.

Would love to see more of Arthur Upfield's books read by Peter Hosking available on Audible!
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-01-2013
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd