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Death of a Swagman Audiobook

Death of a Swagman

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Publisher's Summary

An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery.

In an isolated hut not far from the sleepy country town of Merino, stockman George Kendall is found dead and it looks very much like murder. Six weeks later, when the murderer is still at large, another stockman turns up in the township and, as a first move, provokes the local sergeant to lock him up. This particular stockman is Detective-Inspector Napolean Bonaparte, and there's method in his seeming madness. While serving a semi-detention sentence and being made to paint the police station, he wears the best of all possible disguises for a policeman on the trail of a ruthless and single-minded killer.

©1982 Arthur Upfield; (P)2009 Bolinda Publishing

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  • Ms Peach
    Houston
    26/08/16
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    "Wonderfull mystery"

    The mystery is wonderful. With a surprise at the end. My favorite character is the 8 year old Rose Marie. Upfield so captured a precocious child, I fell sure he must have known a Rose Marie in his lifetime.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bookbums
    United States
    30/07/16
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    "Bony Never Disappointments"
    What made the experience of listening to Death of a Swagman the most enjoyable?

    I like the Bony novels. I like the tone of the books.


    What other book might you compare Death of a Swagman to and why?

    The other Bony books. The voice is contempory to the story and not trying to just "sound" older.


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

    Always Bony, but Florence (Rose Marie) was important.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. I like time to digest the book.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a middle, 1950s, Bony and I like the earlier ones better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mary Corbet
    Midwest USA
    9/03/15
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    "Peter Hosking is The Best!"

    Arthur Upfield's Boney books are terrific - and they're made even better by Peter Hosking's superb narration. Wish there were more available!

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  • Mark H
    Kilwinning, United Kingdom
    26/04/12
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    "Good, but ridiculous motive"

    This is a 'who done it' detective story that requires the same kind of suspension of disbelief as an Agatha Christie novel. It was well written and quite well read. It contains reasonably well drawn characters and it has a narrative that flows steadily onwards. What I did not like not like was the ending, which involved what to me was an unbelivable motive and for this reason it is unlikely that I would listen to another book from this author.

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