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y separately published work icon Venom House single work   novel   crime   detective   mystery  
Is part of Bony Arthur W. Upfield , 1929 series - author novel
Issue Details: First known date: 1952... 1952 Venom House
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'The Answerth family's mansion seems to deserve its nickname of Venom House - perhaps because of its forbidding setting, an island in the centre of a man-made lake, its treacherous waters studded by the skeletons of long-dead trees. Perhaps it's because of the unquiet ghosts of the Aboriginals slaughtered by the Answerth ancestors. Whatever the reason, most people are content to give Venom House and its occupants a wide berth... until a couple of corpses turn up in the lake. Inspector Bonaparte has a sudden urge to get to knows the Answerths and their charming home much better... ' (Publication summary)

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Boney in Venom House Tony Morphett , ( dir. Peter Maxwell ) Australia : Fauna Productions , 1972 Z1398670 1972 single work film/TV crime

While tracking a murderer, Boney comes to a gloomy old house that was cursed by Aboriginal people a long time ago. There he finds two sisters twisted by jealousy and hate, a psychiatric nurse acting as housekeeper, and, locked away in an upstairs room, a powerful man with the brain of a child.

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia

    Type of disability Intellectual disabilities (unspecified).
    Type of character Secondary.
    Point of view Third person.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Doubleday ,
      1952 .
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      Extent: 184p.
      Note/s:
      • Crime Club edition.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Unicorn Mystery Book Club ,
      1952 .
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      Extent: 184p.
      Note/s:
      • Omnibus edition; bound with Calendar of Crime by Ellery Queen, The Three Widows by Bernice Cary and The Intriguer by Maude Parker.
      • Published by arrangement with the Crime Club.
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Melbourne, Victoria,: Heinemann ,
      1953 .
      Extent: 258p.
    • Harmondsworth, Middlesex,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Penguin ,
      1969 .
      Extent: 200p.
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Heinemann ,
      1970 .
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      Extent: 257p.
      Written as: Arthur Upfield
      ISBN: 0434811637
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Pan ,
      1977 .
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      Extent: 201p.
      ISBN: 0330251244 (pbk)
    • North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Arkon Paperbacks , 1985 .
      Extent: 258p.
      ISBN: 0207150753
      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 .
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      Extent: 258p.
      ISBN: 0207158746 (pbk.)
      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: Die Giftvilla
Language: German

Other Formats

  • Sound recording.
  • Large print.

Works about this Work

Untitled Ray B. Browne , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Clues: A Journal of Detection , Fall-Winter vol. 10 no. 2 1989; (p. 156-157)

— Review of Venom House Arthur W. Upfield , 1952 single work novel
Boney is Back on the Track Ray Davie , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 25 May 1985; (p. 17)

— Review of Venom House Arthur W. Upfield , 1952 single work novel ; Wings above the Diamantina Arthur W. Upfield , 1936 single work novel
Boney is Back on the Track Ray Davie , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 25 May 1985; (p. 17)

— Review of Venom House Arthur W. Upfield , 1952 single work novel ; Wings above the Diamantina Arthur W. Upfield , 1936 single work novel
Untitled Ray B. Browne , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Clues: A Journal of Detection , Fall-Winter vol. 10 no. 2 1989; (p. 156-157)

— Review of Venom House Arthur W. Upfield , 1952 single work novel
Last amended 8 May 2020 14:39:52
Subjects:
  • Bush,
  • Queensland,
  • Country towns,
Settings:
  • South East Queensland, Queensland,
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