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Death of a Swagman

Arthur W. Upfield

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Editions Tom Thompson
05 December 2019
Fiction & Literature; Crime & mystery; Historical mysteries
A cypher that looked like a childs game of noughts-and-crosses; a strip of hessian bag; the rhythmic clanging sound of the turning windmill suddenly breaking the silence of the night; the minister who seemed out of place as a churchman: these were some of the more puzzling aspects of the case of the murdered swagman noticed by the keen eyes of Robert Burns, alias Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte, alias Bony . Our distinctive student of violence arrives incognito at Merino, in western New South Wales, and, as a first move, provokes the local sergeant to lock him up. The method in Bonys madness is that while serving a semi-detention sentence and being made to paint the police station, he wears the best of all disguises... Here again is a first-rate Upfield mystery, made warm by humour, by the background characters and his portrayal of the natural background scene. - The Age Upfield at his best. - Adelaide News
By:   Arthur W. Upfield
Imprint:   Editions Tom Thompson
Country of Publication:   Australia
Volume:   9
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 11mm
Weight:   290g
ISBN:   9781925706727
ISBN 10:   1925706729
Pages:   184
Publication Date:   05 December 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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