Order of Arthur Upfield Books
Arthur William Upfield (1890-1964) was an English-Australian author of detective fiction and thriller novels. He wrote the Inspector Bonaparte series. Upfield moved to Australia when he was a young man and fought with the Australian military during World War I. He spent the next few years travelling around his adopted home country, learning about the Aboriginal culture. Upfield was also a member of the Australian Geological Society and was involved in numerous scientific expeditions. Upfield’s works remained popular after his death, and in the 1970s were adapted into the Australian television series entitled “Boney.”
Arthur Upfield made his debut as a novelist in 1928 with the novel The House of Cain. Below is a list of Arthur Upfield’s books in order of when they were first published:
Publication Order of Inspector Bonaparte Books
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
|The House of Cain||(1928)|
|The Great Melbourne Cup Mystery||(1932)|
|Gripped By Drought||(1932)|
|A Royal Abduction||(1932)|
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
Notes: The Barrakee Mystery was also published as The Lure of the Bush. Mr. Jelly’s Business is also known as Murder Down Under. Bushranger of the Skies is also titled No Footprints in the Bush. The New Shoe is also known as The Clue of the New Shoe. Cake in the Hatbox is also known as Sinister Stones. Bony Buys a Woman was also published as The Bushman Who Came Back. Bony and the Black Virgin is also known as The Torn Branch. Bony and the Mouse is also known as Journey to the Hangman. Bony and the Kelly Gang was also titled Valley of Smugglers. Madman’s Bend is also known as The Body at Madman’s Bend. The Lake Frome Monster was co-authored by J.L. Price and Dorothy Strange.
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Arthur Upfield Synopsis: In The House of Cain by Arthur Upfield, Austilene Thorpe is accused of murder but then disappears from gaol. Her fiance, Martin Sherwood, goes blind from the shock. His famous adventurous brother, Monty, finds out that Austilene is in a refuge for murderers in the north-east corner of South Australia, and together they set out to find and bring her home to Melbourne.