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Arthur Upfield's The Bone is Pointed follows Inspector Bonaparte who solves mysteries in the Australian outback. Published in the 1940's, this story not only offers up a good mystery but also a portrait of the aborigines and Australia in the early 20th century. Peter Hoskig tackles this story with verve. He speaks with a clear Australian accent while developing the characters believably, giving each his own attributes. Meanwhile, his varied pacing makes the story easy to follow. Mystery lovers and history buffs alike will have fun with the Inspector Bonaparte Mysteries.
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Summary

Jack Anderson was a big man with a foul temper, a sadist and a drunk. Five months after his horse appeared riderless, no trace of the man has surfaced and no one seems to care. But Bony is determined to follow the cold trail and smoke out some answers.
©1998 Arthur W Upfield (P)2010 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jean Cappell on 16-06-15

Great Story

I liked the story very much. The vastness and the heat just brings out the hard life the settlers endured and the lives of the Aboriginal people.












It was a great story. It brought to life the hardness of the country and how the settlers endured the heat etc. Also the way theAboriginal people were treated.





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2 out of 5 stars
By Dennis on 12-04-13

Click "next" if you are on the fence for this one

This book is cookie cutter, if you listen to the first half hour and stop it, then write on a piece of paper what you think the ending will be - you will be right, as a matter of fact unless this is the first book you have ever read, nothing happens in this story that is not predictable. I ended up listening to the whole thing thinking that something had to happen to take it out of the mould, but it never did, it just plods along like a high school writing project.
better use of your time out there, not recommended.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Linda on 28-07-12

A fine Boney Novel

I discovered the Boney series about 10 years ago. I am glad that Audible has made them available. This is one of the better reads of the series, an early book in the series and one that gives a good introduction to Detective Bonaparte and Austrailia in the 1930s.

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