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The Devil's Steps [PDF / Epub] ☉ The Devil's Steps By Arthur W. Upfield – Thomashillier.co.uk Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte leaves his familiar outback environment for Melbourne and a nearby mountain resort on special assignment for Military Intelligence Although out of his element am Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte leaves his familiar outback environment for Melbourne and a nearby mountain resort on special assignment for Military Intelligence Although out of his element among city people, Bony displays his characteristic skills to interpret some puzzling clues and catch a murderer providing the ingredients for another fascinating Arthur Upfield mystery.

  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • The Devil's Steps
  • Arthur W. Upfield
  • English
  • 19 July 2017
  • 0684176688

About the Author: Arthur W. Upfield

Aka Arthur UpfieldArthur William Upfield September February was an Australian writer, best known for his works of detective fiction featuring Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Bony of the Queensland Police Force, a half caste AborigineBorn in England, Upfield moved to Australia in and fought with the Australian military during the First World War Following his war service, he travelled extensively The Devil's Kindle - throughout Australia, obtaining a knowledge of Australian Aboriginal culture that would later be used extensively in his written works In addition to his detective fiction, 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 s were the basis for an Australian television series entitled Boney.



10 thoughts on “The Devil's Steps

  1. John Frankham John Frankham says:

    What a delight to be alerted by Goodreads to the Australian half caste detective, Napoleon Bonapart, and this mid forties Victoria Gippsland based novel A real sense of Aussie non metropolitan life Will read many, many, .

  2. John John says:

    Away for the bush, Bony takes on a case at Wideview Chalet, a luxury resort in Victoria It involves a German who deserted the fatherland before its capitulation during WW2, and a mysterious size 10 boot print This book remained the only Bony story I couldn t locate for over a year but my partner finally turned it up in a country town in NSW Like most Bony stories it makes for compelling reading Bony was, and remains, Australia s greatest fictional detective.

  3. Leslie Leslie says:

    This is the first book in this series to really disappoint us It does not even seem to be written by the same author as the rest, and the usual warm and charming personality has not been attributed to the character of Boney this time either Very strange We stopped reading it about halfway through, baffled and letdown.

  4. Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all) Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all) says:

    Three and a half stars for a rather different Boney story There s little bushcraft beyond footprints, and mercifully only one mention of Boney s father s blood logical intellect at war with his mother s blood instinct Instead we have high level espionage, a rather confusing cast of characters and a 1940s movie worthy ending There is no man against cruel Australian nature conflict this time no bush fire, flood, electric storm or even rabbits on the move Instead Boney is on a long Three and a half stars for a rather different Boney story There s little bushcraft beyond footprints, and mercifully only one mention of Boney s father s blood logical intellect at war with his mother s blood instinct Instead we have high level espionage, a rather confusing cast of characters and a 1940s movie worthy ending There is no man against cruel Australian nature conflict this time no bush fire, flood, electric storm or even rabbits on the move Instead Boney is on a long holiday in a mountain guesthouse Oh how times have changed no one today would think of leaving their shoes outside their room door to be cleaned ie polished by the staff today I was amused to read of the police creating a plaster bust of the principal villain from photographs because the back of his head would reveal his true identity It reminded me of James Bond in Moonraker judging people s racial background by the length of their earlobes Also, apparently footprints can show that a person is mentally energetic and slightly neurotic Gosh, when I think of all the money wasted on therapylol Suddenly at the end of the novel, Boney s well known bright blue eyes are dark and sympathetic Very much of its time, but hey, it was an undemanding sort of read, and rather better than a few at the beginning of the series

  5. David David says:

    The Devil s Steps by Arthur W Upfield is part of a series of mysteries set in Australia The sleuth is Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte who is part Aboriginal Apparently, Bonaparte has extraordinary tracking skills specifically, he can read footprints Written just after the Second World War, The Devil s Steps has a nonsense sub plot that involves an escaping Nazi general, except its relevance to the story is very weak The mystery isconvoluted than necessary And, the summi The Devil s Steps by Arthur W Upfield is part of a series of mysteries set in Australia The sleuth is Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte who is part Aboriginal Apparently, Bonaparte has extraordinary tracking skills specifically, he can read footprints Written just after the Second World War, The Devil s Steps has a nonsense sub plot that involves an escaping Nazi general, except its relevance to the story is very weak The mystery isconvoluted than necessary And, the summing up of the mystery at the end really doesn t make sense The location is almost entirely within a mountain resort hotel where frost and the cold play crucial plot points quite unusual for an Australian set story The story does have action in the form of gun play a policeman is murdered at the beginning, and the villain tries to shoot his way out of a bad situation at the end.by

  6. Will Will says:

    A little atypical for Upfield and Bonaparte Takes place in the aftermath of world war 2 and writing style is a little off as the tale involves fleeing Germans and seems as if Upfield is trying to write an adventure yarn instead of his usual mystery Bonny s refined personality and vanity are missing also By the latter half of the novel it does settle down into a good mystery, with the stories locale being Melbourne and not the usual Outback setting.

  7. Bill Bill says:

    Very good mystery in the excellent series involving the Australian half caste detective Napoleon Boney Bonaparte If you like good mysteries, you should try and find some of thesethey are all excellent.

  8. David David says:

    Arthur Upfield continues to mature as a writer in this, the tenth, Bony novel An enjoyable read indeed.

  9. Peter Staadecker Peter Staadecker says:

    I m a fan of the entire Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte series The sense of place and the outback characters are unique and wonderful.

  10. Joy Joy says:

    If I hadn t been put off by the title, this true treat wouldn t have sat unread on my shelf for something like 30 years It s hard to decide which is better, the environment of Upfield s beloved Australia or his half aborigine Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Bony has the unfettered mind of his mother s culture and the education of his father s, and it is his constant war to keep them in balance My favorite books of the series are when Bony s intuition and tracking skills are applied to If I hadn t been put off by the title, this true treat wouldn t have sat unread on my shelf for something like 30 years It s hard to decide which is better, the environment of Upfield s beloved Australia or his half aborigine Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte Bony has the unfettered mind of his mother s culture and the education of his father s, and it is his constant war to keep them in balance My favorite books of the series are when Bony s intuition and tracking skills are applied to a civilized environment

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