The Bushman Who Came Back

The Bushman Who Came Back

Upfield, Arthur W.

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Price: $45.00

Place Published: Garden City
Publisher: Crime Club [Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Date Published: 1957
Edition: First American Edition, 1st Printing
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very good
Book Id: 49


A Very Good copy of the First US edition, first printing (a bit askew, modest rubbing to the spine ends and board corners), in a Very Good dust jacket (some general signs of use, some crease lines to the front flap's upper right). An Australian adventurer and novelist, Upfield created the character of Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte, a "half-caste" (i.e. part Aboriginal and part white) who went by the name "Bony". Of Upfield J. B. Priestly wrote: "If you like detective stories that are something more than puzzles, that have solid characters and backgrounds, that avoid familiar patterns of crime and detection, then Mr Upfield is your man." Tony Hillerman also thought highly of Upfield. In his Introduction to the 1984 reprint of Upfield's "A Royal Abduction", Hillerman stated -- with respect to Upfield's descriptions of Australia's outback and its people -- that "[w]hen my own Jim Chee of the Navaho Tribal Police unravels a mystery because he understands the ways of his people, when he reads the signs in the sandy bottom of a reservation arroyo, he is walking in the tracks Bony made 50 years ago." A Very Good copy.

By This Author: Upfield, Arthur W.

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