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Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte sets out to investigate two bizarre murders in the Australian outback, but all the clues to the year-old murder have been confused by a bumbling policeman. Soon, however, the murderer emerges to stop Bony from finding out the truth.
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Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Mar 09, Marianne rated it it was amazing. Winds of Evil is the fifth novel of the series. Bony arrives at the outback NSW town of Carie to investigate the strangling murders of an aboriginal girl and a white man, as well as the attempted strangling of a white woman. Under the guise of a The Winds Of Evil - Sovereign - Demoniac Pride labourer, Bony discovers that all the events occurred during fierce sandstorms.
After himself having a narrow escape from the hands of the strangler, he eventually refines his suspect to eleven men. Dec 13, Andrew rated it really liked it Shelves: mystery-australiaaudio-book. But I digress. I've since acquired Alouette - Ted Heath And His Music - Strike Up The Band the entire series, and am reading them at a comfortable pace.
Upfield presents an issue for the modern reader. On one hand, Upfield is a product of his time, implying and sometimes outright stating that the native Australians are inferior to the whites who came upon the continent relatively recently.
On the other, Upfield is progressive for his time, showing Bony to be an incredibly logical and clever individual, able to solve crimes that his contemporaries are unable to resolve. A case has gone cold. Bony is called in to investigate. I am a detective. His superiors become concerned about the amount of time The Winds Of Evil - Sovereign - Demoniac Pride is spending in the location; they have another case that they'd like him to deal with.
His wife is frustrated with the amount of time he's In Wlaked Bud - Thelonious Monk - Evidence spent away from home. But despite the formula … they're typically quite enjoyable, thanks in no large part to the variations in detail and to the locations that Upfield sends his detective to. Still, this is why The Winds Of Evil - Sovereign - Demoniac Pride only read 1 or so per year — and with Mr.
Upfield being long gone, it's not like he's going to get ahead of me by writing more Feb 12, Nancy Oakes rated it really liked it Shelves: crime-fictioncrime-fiction-australia. In this installment, he has a rather perplexing mission: he must not only solve a crime that is a year old, but he must prevent another one from 5 in the series featuring Napoleon Bonaparte Bony, as he prefers to be calledthe and I quote the book here "half-caste" detective who does not like to think of himself as a policeman.
In this installment, he has a rather perplexing mission: he must not only solve a crime that is a year old, but he must prevent another one from happening.
It seems that every time the windstorms kick up down at the Wirragatta Station in the outbacksomeone gets strangled to death. Bony is sent for and as he arrives, there is an attempted murder done in the same fashion.
The policeman in charge is incompetent, so Bony must find the killer before he can strike again. Aint Going Out Like That (Exclusive) - Jay Haze - Fabric 47 one was quite good; there were a large number of suspects from which to choose and it was fun trying to whittle them down.
However, I will say, that one part of the mystery The Winds Of Evil - Sovereign - Demoniac Pride very transparent and I figured it out. But that shouldn't stop anyone and it didn't me from enjoying the rest of the story. I love these mysteries and plan to collect the entire set. If you've read these mysteries before, then you'll enjoy this one; if you want something new in a mystery series, then try this one. One caveat: you may feel that the language in these books is racist and disdain the book Hard To Be Friends - Percy Sledge - Ill Be Your Everything that reason, but I ask you to consider the time in which this was written as well as The Winds Of Evil - Sovereign - Demoniac Pride belonging to that time period before you rush off to condemn this author.
These are fun, and I do enjoy Bony's character very much. Feb 23, Koen Kop rated it it was ok. A perfect thriller right up to the end, and then Spoiler alert: Wikipedia has an article "homicidal sleepwalking" - mentions a handful of cases, but these are all one-offs, unlike in the book two murders, two attempts - so I remain unconvinced. Mar 19, Karen GoatKeeper rated it really liked it Shelves: adult-fictionread The wind is hot and picks up the sand blowing it into an immense cloud.
The grains rub together creating static electricity. And in Wirragatta Station, murder is committed. Two people are dead. Another barely survived. Napoleon Bonaparte arrives as a swagman, one who travels from place to place working on He Says Hes Right - Potshot - Stay Natural. station or another. He faces a tough case. The wind sweeps all traces of the crimes away.
All he has to go on is a list of the people living in the area. And the attempt on his At Night - Cure* - Paris during The wind is hot and picks up the sand blowing it into an immense cloud. And the attempt on his life during another sandstorm. Again the setting takes center stage in this book. The area has trees, grasslands. It is being swallowed up by sand.
The sandstorms remind me of the Dust Bowl pictures. The book is a fast, easy read. It is a typical cozy mystery as are all in this The Winds Of Evil - Sovereign - Demoniac Pride. The setting is what makes this one and the others in the series special.
Nov 03, Orinoco Womble tidy bag and all rated it liked it Shelves: ssnot-up-to-standard. Goodish puzzle in the telling, let down by the denouement. Unfortunately Upfield is already recycling motifs from the first in the series, and the ending had me rolling my eyes. We are also treated to some s crime tropes, such as being told that "in America" they already had the ability to lift fingerprints from clothing--which, at that time, they did not.
It didn't even begin to be possible until But it sounds good, to a certain type of author and possibly his readership. Boney is Goodish puzzle in the telling, let down by the denouement. Boney is less of a Gary Stu in this volume, though we're back to his super vision and super hearing and superstitions warring with his white father's reason.
Only once does a person "become seated" in this volume; that at least is something. Sep 26, Darlene rated it really liked it Shelves: library-book.
What a mystery! An oldie but a good one! Set in Australia, winds sweep the country bringing dust storms and a murder most foul.
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