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Bony and the Black Virgin Hardcover – Nov 1982


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  • Hardcover: 155 pages
  • Publisher: Amereon Ltd (November 1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0891905537
  • ISBN-13: 978-0891905530
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 15.2 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,247,183 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Classic Upfield June 30 2012
By Cloggie Downunder - Published on Amazon.com
Bony and the Black Virgin, also published under the title, The Torn Branch, is the 24th novel in the Bony series by Arthur Upfield. In this instalment, Bony travels to drought-stricken outback NSW to investigate the murder of two men. By the time he arrives, some six months have passed since the discovery of the bodies, so it takes the talents of a detective like Bony to uncover clues in this sun-baked, sand-blown country. There are plenty of puzzling clues for the reader, with a surprising ending: in this case, even Bony got the killer and the motive wrong. Upfield also shares his extensive knowledge of the country and the effects of a long-lasting drought, and the eventual breaking of it, on the landscape, the fauna and the people. Bony makes plenty of "alleged cigarettes", educates the reader on the properties of gibber deserts, and goes duck shooting. Using Bony as a mouthpiece, Upfield offers opinions on the way the intelligence and sophistication of the blacks is underestimated and how they are educated but offered no employment to make use of that intelligence and education. Classic Upfield.
Good read from a wonderful Series Nov. 18 2013
By Dixie - Published on Amazon.com
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Just recently started reading Upfield's "Bony" series. Good solid stories set in the wilds of Austrailia in the '20 through the 1950s. Those not familar with the Aussie English may be put off at first--especially since these books were written in a time of some older downunder terms here and there. If the reader finds a need to determine a term, phrase, or word used in these books there are several good web sites that will give help in dictionary style. Just search "Australian Speak".
Also called The Torn Branch Jan. 31 2013
By Verbal Drug - Published on Amazon.com
Upfield is one of a kind. He can sometimes seem an awkward stylist and storyteller. But the outback world he creates is captivating. I've read all the Bony books. To my taste, this title is one of the better ones.
I love these books! Jan. 16 2013
By Jojakayzay - Published on Amazon.com
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I love the Bony books by Arthur Upfield. I was thrilled to find them as audiobooks, unabridged. I will order more!!
Great Dec 10 2014
By N. Stuth - Published on Amazon.com
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Bony mysteries are the best! Great description of 1020's - 1950's Australian life and environments. My late Range Scientist husband loved them and the recordings do not disappoint, a great way to revisit an old friend, Inspector Bonaparte.

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