28TH February 2021
"WALKABOUT" OUT NOW IN A LIMITED COLLECTORS EDITION HARDBACK, 100 ONLYTO BE PRINTED
I am proud to have just released for the first time in store and online, WALKABOUT, 13 of many journeys taken by my Grandfather throughout Australia.
* A personal quote from Arthur, " In me was born a passionate love for the Australian bush which will burn until the end, a love stronger than love of family, so strong that even now it threatens to claim me" unquote.
Arthur Upfield is known internationally for his crime novels featuring Bony, the Aboriginal Detective. In these thirteen stories written for Walkabout magazine between 1934 and 1949 and published in book form for the first time, readers will travel well beyond the cities, aided by maps and original photographs - through Cooper's Creek, visiting Lake Frome in South Australia, patrol the rabbit-proof fence in the West, pearling in Broome or go angling for Swordfish at Bermagui. Many of these stories give colour and detail to his more celebrated novels using the same settings as his crime novels. Another describes the Australian Geographical Society's 5000 mile venture from Perth to the Kimberleys and back, which was led by Upfield in 1948.
Truly a book to remind us of the "walkabout" - a journey (originally on foot) undertaken by the Australian Aboriginal in order to live in the traditional manner.
COMING SOON IN 2021, "WALKABOUT" a collection of short stories written by AWU for Walkabout Magazine 1932-1957
Arthur Upfield's Gold Cufflinks presented to him by The Mystery Writer Guild of America 1954
Out Now, The Murchison Murders in Colour with more details on the case.
All 29 BONY titles are available on Kindle just in time for Xmas.
For the very first time Arthur's work will become available in German on Kindle;
First to be released is The Bachelors Of Broken Hill.
THE BACHELORS OF BROKEN HILLL
Today the home of Bonaparte Holdings Pty Ltd and Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte aka BONY
17th December 2020 Here is Arthur's new cover for "Beyond The Mirage" which is at the printers now. Early thoughts are that we may change the cover every twelve months with a different photo of AWU depicting his life over the period of the book.
Another thought could be to create a collectors edition.
17th December 2020
To complete the trilogy of my Grandfather’s 250 short stories shortly to be released will be book 2 “UP AND DOWN THE REAL AUSTRALIA” & book 3 “UP AND DOWN AUSTRALIA AGAIN”.
30th September 2020
Arthur W. Upfield
There is nothing like a good crime novel and my Grandfather’s books have stood the test of time, 35 titles in total plus 250 short stories, still popular today as they were 50 years ago.
Sales are bouncing back on eBook and Print On Demand especially “Beyond The Mirage” Upfield’s Autobiography
printed for the first time in 2020.
Understand the man from his early childhood and were the inspiration came from to becoming Australia’s first Australian Fictional Crime Writer and an integral part of Australian literature.
A big thank you to all his loyal readers.
Click on the links to see update:
1st September 2020
Just Released a revised edition of UP AND DOWN AUSTRALIA.
33 Tales by Arthur Upfield
PS: More stories to come.
16th June 2020
UPFIELD gets a mention in the Seattle Times, USA.
Here’s our book critic’s new favorite fictional detective | The Plot Thickens
Finally, an update from last month: Readers had recommended Arthur Upfield’s series of mystery novels featuring the half-Aboriginal detective Napoleon “Bony” Bonaparte, but several mentioned that the books (a series of 29, published from 1928 to 1966) were hard to come by. Since then I’ve heard from Upfield’s publisher, who wanted all interested readers to know that all of Upfield’s books, as of early this month, are available worldwide in corrected versions, including his previously unpublished autobiography “Beyond the Mirage.” (Several of the Bony novels have been reissued over the years in pirated versions, without corrections.)
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28th May 2020
ALL NEW BONYS OUT WORLDWIDE
Thanks to all the hard work by Bonaparte Holdings Agent and Publisher Mr Tom Thompson, ETT IMPRINT, Sydney, Australia.
All 29 Bonys are now available worldwide, corrected for the first time, and issued in a uniform style as below. Any other "cover" will be a pirate copy, and not corrected. The 8 Bonys that have variant US titles (like Bony #1 - The Barrakee Mystery / The Lure of the Bush) have that title on the title page as well, and this title was extensively edited for the US market. So try and get this corrected Bony #1.
All on Kobo, Google Play now with more to follow:
UPDATED BONY TITLE LISTING.
This is to help readers understand that some titles had their names changed for different world markets.
For example "The Barrakee Mystery" was also known as "The Lure Of The Bush".
4TH MAY 2020
BUYER BEWARE OF PIRATED COPIES OF UPFIELD BOOKS ON AMAZON
AMAZON PIRATES AUSTRALIANS DURING COVID
So this is what AMAZON does to Australians during COVID19 crisis -
PIRATE AUSTRALIAN COPYRIGHT WORLD-WIDE
REFUSE TO UPLOAD TEN BONYS TO KINDLE SO THEY CAN PIRATE SAME
EXPECT THIS PROCESS WITH OUR COVID19 DATA -
GOING TO AMAZON WEB SERVICES AND PIRATED WORLDWIDE, JUST LIKE BONY
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25TH April 2020
For the first time "BEYOND THE MIRAGE" Arthur's Autobiography from his birth in Gosport, UK then his immigration to Australia in 1911 up until circa 1937.
Available through the links below:
Book Depository UK
Barnes & Noble USA
All of the Arthur's novels are currently in re print (hard print) and will be available gradually over the next twelve months through www.booktopia.com.au and beyond. As of May 2020 there will be 23 titles available.
All Upfield works are now available through Booktopia including Bolinda Audio MP3/CD's