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y separately published work icon Death of a Lake single work   novel   crime   detective   mystery  
Is part of Bony Arthur W. Upfield , 1929 series - author novel
First known date: 1954 Issue Details: First known date: 1954... 1954 Death of a Lake
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'On a vast sheep station in the outback, Raymond Gillen goes swimming in the lake one night and is never seen again. After the failure of local police to solve the mystery, bony arrives disguised as a horse-breaker, and uncovers a story of sexual tension and murder. The lake is evaporating in the intense drought - only when it dies will the mystery be solved. Apart from its strengths as a crime novel, this is probably the best book ever written about drought in Australia.' (Publication summary) 

Notes

  • Fictitious setting at Porchester Station, Lake Otway, South Australia.
  • Dedication: To Mr. James L. Hole

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Melbourne, Victoria,: Heinemann ,
      1954 .
      person or book cover
      Heinemann edition 1954
      Extent: 225p.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Doubleday ,
      1954 .
      image of person or book cover 8147920230704928659.jpg
      This image has been sourced from Goodreads.
      Extent: 188p.
      Note/s:
      • Crime Club edition.
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Pan ,
      1956 .
      image of person or book cover 2780434057343973733.jpg
      This image has been sourced from Goodreads.
      Extent: 174p.
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Heinemann ,
      1967 .
      Extent: 249p.
      Written as: Arthur Upfield
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan , 1984 .
      image of person or book cover 6585239282177807168.png
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 174p.
      ISBN: 0330270567
    • North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1991 .
      image of person or book cover 9204239964526566614.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 174p.
      ISBN: 0207162743 (pbk.)
    • North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1994 .
      image of person or book cover 6444128278927352735.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 174p.
      ISBN: 0207186189 (pbk.)
Serialised by: The Sydney Morning Herald 1842 newspaper (8134 issues)
      1954 .
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      This image has been sourced from Trove
      Link: U14477Full text document Digital copy of print publication via Australian Newspapers (AN) Service.
      Note/s:
      • Serialised in the Sydney Morning Herald in daily instalments 22 May to 11 June 1954.

Other Formats

  • Braille.
  • Sound recording.
  • Large print.

Works about this Work

A Book Written on the Land Russell Wenholz , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 24 June 2007; (p. 21)
[Untitled] [The Bulletin, 4 May 1960] 1960 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 4 May vol. 81 no. 4186 1960; (p. 16)
A Lakely Story 1954 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 29 September vol. 75 no. 3894 1954; (p. 2)

— Review of Death of a Lake Arthur W. Upfield , 1954 single work novel
A Lakely Story 1954 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 29 September vol. 75 no. 3894 1954; (p. 2)

— Review of Death of a Lake Arthur W. Upfield , 1954 single work novel
A Book Written on the Land Russell Wenholz , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 24 June 2007; (p. 21)
[Untitled] [The Bulletin, 4 May 1960] 1960 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 4 May vol. 81 no. 4186 1960; (p. 16)
Last amended 24 Aug 2020 08:57:45
Subjects:
  • Bush,
  • Australian Outback, Central Australia,
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