258717697041588699.jpg
This image has been sourced from online.
2903945647150491001.jpg
This image has been sourced from online.
y The Lake Frome Monster single work   novel   crime   detective  
Is part of Bony Arthur W. Upfield 1929 series - author novel
Issue Details: First known date: 1966 1966
AustLit is a subscription service. The content and services available here are limited because you have not been recognised as a subscriber. Find out how to gain full access to AustLit

Adaptations

form y Boney and the Monster Bruce Stewart , Australia : Fauna Productions , 1972 Z1458904 1972 single work film/TV crime While investigating the mysterious death of a geologist in Central Australia, Inspector Bonaparte becomes the target of a ritual killing by an Aboriginal tribe. They believe that the geologist has been trampled by the 'monster of Alice Gap', protector of their sacred burial ground, and that it must be appeased. However, Boney discovers that a cattle-stealing operation is involved.

Notes

  • 'The manuscript of this novel, left unfinished by Arthur Upfield when he died in 1964, has been completed and revised by J. L. Price and Mrs Dorothy Strange, using the copious and detailed notes which Arthur Upfield left for this purpose' (Note on verso of title page, 1966 edition).
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording, large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Heinemann , 1966 .
      258717697041588699.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 183p.
      Reprinted: 1973 0207158304
      • Publisher: Pan
      London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Pan , 1969 .
      2903945647150491001.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 156p.
      Reprinted: 1978 0330023489
    • Mattituck, New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      American Reprint , 1976 .
      Extent: 156p.
      ISBN: 089190557X
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Arkon Paperbacks , 1984 .
      Extent: 183p.
      ISBN: 020714687X
      Series: Arkon Paperbacks Angus and Robertson (publisher), 1972 series - publisher Arkon is a paperback reprint imprint of the Australian publisher Angus and Robertson. The series was launched in 1972 to be merchandised in connection with T. V. series and involved the cartoonist Patrick Cook.
    • North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Eden Paperbacks , 1988 .
      Extent: 183p.
      ISBN: 0207158304
      Series: Eden Paperbacks Angus and Robertson (publisher), 1987 series - publisher This paperback imprint of Angus and Robertson was launched in September 1987. The first titles included Upfield's Winds of Evil and Derryn Hinch's Death at Newport.
Alternative title: Gefahr Fur Bony
Language: German
    • Munich,
      c
      Germany,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Goldmann , 1966 .
      7966657177531272798.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 159p.
      Series: Goldmann-rote-Krimi Rote Krimi Goldmann (publisher), series - publisher Number in series: 2289

Works about this Work

Issues of Class and Gender in Australian Crime Fiction : From the 1950s to Today Rachel Franks , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 96-111)
In this chapter, Rachel Franks notes ‘‘Australian crime fiction writers imported many types of crime fiction from Britain, including the gothic mystery and the Newgate novel, and from America, including the locked room mystery and the spy story.’ She observes how Australian crime fiction has changed along with the ‘societies that produce it.’ She concludes that for Australian crime fiction to be attractive to mass market and an assured popularity, Australian crime fiction writers must respond ‘to the changing demands of their readers,’ and ‘continue to develop the genre with increasingly sophisticated stories about murderers and those who bring them to justice.’ (Editor’s foreword xii)
The Right Company and a Winter's Tale Shirley Despoja , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 27 May 1989; (p. 14)

— Review of George Johnston : A Biography Garry Kinnane 1986 single work biography ; Beach Plastic : Poems Caroline Caddy 1989 selected work poetry ; The Lake Frome Monster Arthur W. Upfield 1966 single work novel ; Singles : shorter works 1981-1986 John Scott 1989 selected work poetry ; The Hidden Culture : Folklore in Australian Society Graham Seal 1989 single work criticism ; Nettie Palmer : Her Private Journal Fourteen Years, Poems, Reviews and Literary Essays Nettie Palmer 1988 selected work poetry prose criticism review autobiography biography
Vintage Steinbeck Lasts Stan Barney , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 12 June 1988; (p. 11)

— Review of The Lake Frome Monster Arthur W. Upfield 1966 single work novel ; The Everlasting Secret Family and Other Secrets Frank Moorhouse 1980 selected work short story
The Right Company and a Winter's Tale Shirley Despoja , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 27 May 1989; (p. 14)

— Review of George Johnston : A Biography Garry Kinnane 1986 single work biography ; Beach Plastic : Poems Caroline Caddy 1989 selected work poetry ; The Lake Frome Monster Arthur W. Upfield 1966 single work novel ; Singles : shorter works 1981-1986 John Scott 1989 selected work poetry ; The Hidden Culture : Folklore in Australian Society Graham Seal 1989 single work criticism ; Nettie Palmer : Her Private Journal Fourteen Years, Poems, Reviews and Literary Essays Nettie Palmer 1988 selected work poetry prose criticism review autobiography biography
Vintage Steinbeck Lasts Stan Barney , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 12 June 1988; (p. 11)

— Review of The Lake Frome Monster Arthur W. Upfield 1966 single work novel ; The Everlasting Secret Family and Other Secrets Frank Moorhouse 1980 selected work short story
Issues of Class and Gender in Australian Crime Fiction : From the 1950s to Today Rachel Franks , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 96-111)
In this chapter, Rachel Franks notes ‘‘Australian crime fiction writers imported many types of crime fiction from Britain, including the gothic mystery and the Newgate novel, and from America, including the locked room mystery and the spy story.’ She observes how Australian crime fiction has changed along with the ‘societies that produce it.’ She concludes that for Australian crime fiction to be attractive to mass market and an assured popularity, Australian crime fiction writers must respond ‘to the changing demands of their readers,’ and ‘continue to develop the genre with increasingly sophisticated stories about murderers and those who bring them to justice.’ (Editor’s foreword xii)
Last amended 22 Mar 2016 11:16:12
Subjects:
  • Bush,
  • Southern Northern Territory, Northern Territory,
Settings:
  • Lake Frome, North East South Australia, Far North South Australia, South Australia,
Newspapers:
    Powered by Trove
    X