6th December 2023
The first 5 in French out now on Amazon
Coming soon in French
THE MURCHISON MURDERS NOW TRANSLATED INTO GERMAN.
Die Murchison-Morde (German Edition) Paperback – April 1, 2023
German Edition by Arthur W Upfield (Author)
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Der australische Autor Arthur Upfield hatte bereits drei Romane geschrieben, arbeitete aber zusätzlich als Grenzreiter am kaninchensicheren Zaun im Outback Westaustraliens. Bei den Recherchen zu einem neuen Kriminalroman mit seinem Aborigine Kommissar Napoleon Bonaparte, genannt Bony entwickelte er mit seinen Mitstreitern eine vermeintlich sichere Methode, die Leiche gänzlich verschwinden zu lassen.
Die Murchison-Morde (German Edition) Paperback – April 1,
18th April 2023
BONY now available in German.
Bony und der Bumerang
by Arthur W. Upfield
Book 1 - Inspector Bonaparte Mysteries
Vor vielen Jahren verschwand King Henry spurlos aus Barrakee. Warum? Niemand weiß es.�Plötzlich kehrt er zurück - und wird ermordet. Warum? Niemand weiß es.�Aber das größte Rätsel: Wie wurde er getötet? Niemand weiß es.�Bis Bony kommt - Kriminalinspektor Napoleon Bonaparte...�Der Roman spielt in Australien.
Bony stellt eine Falle
(Winds of Evil)
by Arthur W. Upfield
Book 5 - Inspector Bonaparte Mysteries
Für zwei mysteriöse Mode gibt es offensichtlich kein Motiv.�Inspektor Napoleon Bonaparte, der berühmte Bony, ermittelt in diesem Fall als Tramp verkleidet. Da versetzt ein neuer Mordversuch die Leute von Carie in Angst und Schrecken.�Bony stellt dem Würger eine Falle - mit dem vermeintlichen Mörder als Köder
Available: 1st April 2023
UPFIELD AT ALBERMARLE
A study of Arthur Upfield and his long-term relationship with Albermarle station, in north-western NSW from the early 1920s, where he found so many characters and plots for his Bony novels, featuring an Aboriginal detective. Upfield's letters to EV (Verco) Whyte, the overseer at Albermarle, who inspired Upfield's Gripped By Drought, are augmented by Whyteâs own photographs of station life in the 1920s.
In the summer of 1922, Arthur Upfield was trudging along a rough, winding track beside the Darling River when he came to Albemarle Station fifteen miles north of Menindee. He pulled the swag off his shoulder, straightened his aching back and asked the manager for a job. The boss hesitated at first (there were already more than thirty men employed on the station), then he took pity on the tall, thin, dejected traveller and offered him some work repairing a fence. That job in the middle of summer nearly killed him, Upfield admitted in later years, but it was followed by easier work cooking for the men at the homestead and afterwards at a hut outback, where he was able to complete the first of his many books of crime fiction.
Upfield spent the greater part of five years at Albemarle, the longest period he had remained in one place since he arrived in Australia on 14th November 1911, He was born on 1st September 1890, the first-born son of a prosperous grocer of Gosport, on the western side of Portsmouth Harbour. There he spent a happy childhood with firm but indulgent parents, grandparents and aunts. An indifferent scholar in every subject except history and geography, he enjoyed reading and writing adventure stories and telling long, exciting tales to his four younger brothers. His interest in other times and distant places was stimulated by the fresh salt tang of the harbour, the ironclad ships and busy little steam ferries, the naval reviews at Spithead and Nelson's flagship Victory, which had prevailed against Napoleon Bonaparte and come to rest in moorings off Gosport. When he could not settle down to a tame career as an articled clerk in a firm of estate agents, auctioneers and surveyors, his father decided that he should go to Australia to learn farming.
I am pleased to announce the release of a new Arthur Upfield title:
BONY AT BERMAGUI.
On a signboard at Cobargo I read the magic word 'Bermagui'. "That's the place Zane Grey wrote about," remarked my son. "That's the place I'm looking for," I decided. And what a place Oh, what a place. The air like wine and as cool as that in the green ferntree depths of the gully beside my mountain home The surf everlastingly playing its music on the sand beach before the town, and the great rocky headland to seaward...
Arthur Upfield was Australia's first international crime writer when he first stayed at Bermagui around the time of Zane Grey's visit there in 1936. This book holds a previously unknown Bony story set in Bermagui, The Fish That Danced on its Tail, an unpublished story on Big Game Fishing, and stories on Marlin and Swordfish that Upfield wrote only for the Bermagui Anglers Club. Also included are a chapter from his classic Bony novel, The Mystery of Swordfish Reef, and the only other Bony story - A Wisp of Wool and Disk of Silver and many photographs from the Upfield family archives.
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.
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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