Ben Wickham, a famous meteorologist whose uncannily accurate forecasts have helped famers and graziers all over Australia, has died after a three-week drinking bout.
The doctor certifies that his death was cause by heart failure due to alcoholic poisoning.
But Ben's neighbour and drinking partner, John Luton, is convinced his friends didn't die from too much gin. He manages to lure Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte to his riverside cottage near the South Australian coast, on an unofficial visit for a spot of fishing.
Bony, thinking at first he's on holiday and paying a casual visit, is intrigued and decides to investigate.
©1956 Bonaparte Holdings Pty Ltd (P)2015 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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another classic tale from a brilliant writer of his time a classic that is gripping
the sly detective work and characters that seem real
alice she is one tough policewomen with style
the scene ot the house when badguy won,t talk
another book read by peter of this great classic series please
"It's a Bony story ... have not yet hit a bad one"
It is a great story well told
I tend to compare all other crime novels to the Bony series
Brilliant as usual
"Predicting the . . ."
I like all the Bony books. I like the period feel. This one had a more narrow focus than most of the others.
None that I have read.
Only a the narrator of the other Bony books.
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