THE LURE OF THE BUSH by Arthur Upfield
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THE LURE OF THE BUSH

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First published in Australia in the late '20's as The Barrakee Mystery, this was the first of the many Upfield books to feature the half-cast aborigine detective, Napoleon Bonaparte. It set the pattern for his later success -- his erudite observations put him in the Sherlock Holmes vein and his ability as a tracker involved the aspects of our Western novels. This book is a long and full story about murder, love and race on an isolated Australian sheep ranch. Favorite sleuth, first case.

Publisher: Doubleday