Detective Inspector NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
Napoleon Bonaparte
Rising to his feet, he walked slowly down the street at the edge of the sidewalk. His eagle gaze scrutinized the surface of the sidewalk on his right and the gutter on his left. He found nothing. He went on past the entrance to the parsonage, past the entrance to the parsonage garage, on and past the church. He retraced his steps. For a moment he halted at the driveway, and for another he loitered outside the parsonage gate. Beyond that gate he saw the imprints of tennis shoes on the sheltered path. Between the gate and the roadway the sidewalk was blown clear of sand, and its hard surface registered no imprints. The tennis shoes had been worn by the minister, and the imprints might have been one hour or ten hours old. The wind's velocity was increasing with the rising of the sun, as Bony sauntered back up the street. A town dog came out of a gate to wrinkle its nose at him in friendly fashion, and to it Bony said: "We don't mind how hard the wind blows. It has done all it could to frustrate me. Now you had better go home again, because I am going to call on Sergeant Marshall."
  • Death of a Swagman, 1945
  • Arthur W. Upfield
"The complex half-caste Bony is, I think, my favorite fictional detective of the past 25 years." Anthony Boucher
Bibliography
An Author Bites the Dust1948
The Bachelors of Broken Hill 
The Battling Prophet 
The Bone is Pointed1947
Bony and the Kelly Gang 
Death of a Lake 
Death of a Swagman1945
The Devil's Steps1946
Journey to the Hangman 
Man of Two Tribes 
The Mountains Have a Secret 
Murder Down Under1937
Murder Must Wait 
The Mystery of Swordfish Reef1943
The New Shoe1951
No Footprints in the Bush 
The Sands of Windee1931
Sinister Stones 
The Torn Branch 
The Widows of Broome 
The Will of the Tribe 
Winds of Evil1937
Wings Above the Diamantina 
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