arthur-upfield
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


The Barrakee Mystery(1928) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sands of Windee(1931) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wings Above the Diamantina(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Jelly's Business(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Winds of Evil(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bone is Pointed(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of Swordfish Reef(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bushranger of the Skies(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of a Swagman(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil's Steps(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Author Bites the Dust(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mountains Have a Secret(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bachelors of Broken Hill(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Widows of Broome(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The New Shoe(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Venom House(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Must Wait(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of a Lake(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cake in the Hatbox(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Battling Prophet(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man of Two Tribes(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bony Buys a Woman(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bony and the Black Virgin(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bony and the Mouse(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bony and the Kelly Gang(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bony and the White Savage(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Will of the Tribe(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Madman's Bend(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lake Frome Monster(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The House of Cain(1928) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Great Melbourne Cup Mystery(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gripped By Drought(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Royal Abduction(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Breakaway House(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Murchison Murders(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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.


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