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Download Mr. Jelly's Business: A Napoleon Bonaparte Mystery, Book 7 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (157 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arthur W. Upfield Narrator: Peter Hosking Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN:
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Mr. Jelly's Business is one of the finest of Arthur Upfield's many distinguished stories about the career of Detective Inspector Napoleon (Bony) Bonaparte. It takes Bony to the West Australian town of Burracoppin to investigate the disappearance of George Loftus, whose car was found wrecked near the longest fence in the world, the 1,500 mile Rabbit Fence. He meets Loftus's wife, who is anything but grief-stricken at her husband's disappearance; Loftus's hired man, singularly reticent about his own past history; and many of Burracoppin's numerous gossips. Later he encounters the mysterious Mr. Jelly, whose business causes his charming daughters great anxiety.

The double question of Loftus' disappearance and Mr. Jelly's business taxes Bony's well-known powers of observation and deduction to the utmost, until the two problems are simultaneously solved.

As anyone who knows Arthur Upfield's other work would expect, Mr. Jelly's Business is more than a story of crime and detection: It also offers an admirable picture of life in West Australia's wheat country.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 8/29/2013

    " Read this under the original name, Murder Must Wait, (I think) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nan | 6/5/2013

    " Dated, but a very passable whodunit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mickie | 5/4/2013

    " Written in the 1930's, this Aussie mystery is a treat! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marina Sofia | 1/6/2013

    " Interesting half-caste detective with the name Napoleon Bonaparte, this is the golden age of crime fiction set in Australia. Not exactly cosy, though; conveys perfectly the claustrophobia of a small agricultural community. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 11/16/2012

    " Charming detective. "

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