Mystery Books

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    The #1 New York Times bestselling dramatic serial novel and inspiration for the Oscar-nominated film of the same name starr

  • The Reptile Room: Or, Murder! (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 2)

    NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIESViolet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are cha

  • One Door Away from Heaven

    Hailed as “America’s most popular suspense novelist” (Rolling Stone) Dean Koontz has entered a rich new phase of his

  • The Distant Echo

    Bestselling, award-winning author Val McDermid delivers her most stunning story yet in The Distant Echo---an intricat

  • Mr. Murder

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz delivers a gripping novel of a man accused of stealing not just someone

  • Levanter

    Michael Howell lives the good life in Syria, just three years after the Six Day War. He has several highly profitable business int

  • Sphinx

    It was the magic and mystery of an empire long past that beautiful Erica Baron came to explore. Innocently she cast her eyes in fo

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Mystery Movies

  • Sphere (Special Edition)

    When a spaceship is found 1000 feet below the Pacific Ocean it is carbon dated to be over 400 years old. A crack team of scientist

  • Lost - The Complete First Season

    Get lost in the hottest series of 2004. From J.J. Abrams, the creator of ALIAS, comes the action-packed adventure that became a wo

  • Inception (Blu-ray)

    Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in this sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into

  • Devil's Advocate

    Hotshot attorney accepts tempting offer from an elite New York law firm only to find himself fighting for his soul.Genre:

  • The Prestige

    Award-winning actors Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Scarlett Johansson star in THE PRESTIGE, the twisting, turnin

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Mystery Authors

Arthur W. Upfield biography




Arthur W. Upfield

(1890 - 1964)

Arthur W. Upfield was born in England, but moved to Australia and adopted it as his homeland. He travelled throughout the country and tried his hand at many trades, including boundary rider and station hand. His travels lent him a weath of first hand experiences that make his books fascinating and believable. He captures the majesty of Australia, especially the outback country, and its people, both black and white.

Upfield's books have been troublesomely difficult to find as a result of their frequently erratic availability. As far as I know, none of the "non-Bony" books was ever printed beyond their original printings, and even many volumes in the Bony mysteries are frequently out of print for long periods of time. Angus and Robertson of Sydney published most of the Bony novels in paperback throughout the 1970's, 1980's and into the early 1990's then stopped printing them. In America a good number of the novels were printed by Collier/Scribner's during the same period, then suddenly stopped as well in the mid-1990's. It appears that Scribner's is slowly re-releasing a few Bony titles in new, larger, and somewhat overpriced editions. If you are interested in getting your hands on these books, your best bet is to check at second-hand bookshops; Upfield's books aren't as plentiful as they used to be (I remember when Powell's Books in Portland had an entire shelf of Upfield's books, but now I could hold their stock in one hand), but they're still out there and if you're patient you should be able to find them. I've also found that public libraries frequently have complete sets of the Doubleday Crime Club editions. Libraries and especially nursing homes and convalescent hospitals usually have some of the Ulverscroft large print editions of the Bony novels -- I borrowed several from my great-grandmother's nursing home before I was able to find copies to buy.

Information source: wikipedia