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y separately published work icon The Mystery of Swordfish Reef single work   novel   crime   mystery   detective  
Is part of Bony Arthur W. Upfield , 1929 series - author novel
Issue Details: First known date: 1939... 1939 The Mystery of Swordfish Reef
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'An intriguing case for Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte begins on a calm October day in an Australian seaside town. Three men set out to sea for a day's fishing...and do not return. Despite intensive searches, no trace of the men or their boat is found until, weeks later, a passing trawler hauls in a gruesome catch - the head of one of the missing fishermen. It is quite clear that its owner was murdered with a pistol bullet. But by whom and why is for Bony to find out.' - (back cover, 1983 Arkon Paperback).

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Boney and the Albatross Ross Napier , ( dir. Peter Maxwell ) Australia : Fauna Productions , 1973 Z1458942 1973 single work film/TV Inspector Bonaparte is sent to a small Australian coastal town to investigate the disappearance at sea of a U.S. senator. His investigations reveal that the senator was murdered in order to protect the headquarters of an international drug syndicate.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Doubleday ,
      1943 .
      person or book cover
      Extent: v, [3], 240 p.p.
      Description: illus., map
      Note/s:
      • Crime Club edition.
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Melbourne, Victoria,: Heinemann ,
      1960 .
      person or book cover
      Extent: 247p.
      Written as: Arthur Upfield
      Reprinted: 1971 043481167X
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Pan ,
      1970 .
      person or book cover
      Extent: 190p.
      ISBN: 0330025716
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Simon and Schuster ,
      1971 .
      image of person or book cover 4293539481114117950.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 268p.
    • Mattituck, New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      American Reprint ,
      1980-1984 .
      image of person or book cover 8412471514025630730.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 190p.
      ISBN: 0891905626
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson ; Arkon Paperbacks , 1983 .
      Extent: 256p.
      Description: illus., map
      Note/s:
      • On front cover: A Masterpiece of Detection
      • On front cover: The Original
      • 'An Arkon paperback released by Angus & Robertson Publishers' - back cover
      • 'Arkon paperback edition published by Angus & Robertson Publishers' - t.p. verso
      ISBN: 0207146934
      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.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Charles Scribner's Sons ,
      1985 .
      image of person or book cover 6141998981215708195.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 256p.
      ISBN: 0684184125
    • North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Eden Paperbacks , 1988 .
      image of person or book cover 4770664735258647120.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 256p.
      Description: illus., map
      ISBN: 0207158738
      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.
    • Old Tappan, New Jersey,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Touchstone [New York] ,
      1998 .
      image of person or book cover 8720965741480267964.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 268p.
      ISBN: 0684850605
    • Exile Bay, Drummoyne - Concord area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales,: ETT Imprint , 2019 .
      image of person or book cover 2468616523104536373.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 164p.
      Description: illus., map
      Note/s:
      • Published: 14th January 2019
      ISBN: 9781925706666
Alternative title: Der Kopf im Netz
Language: German

Other Formats

  • Braille.
  • Sound recording.
  • Large print.

Works about this Work

Deadly Audiobooks Down Under Steven Steinbock , 2004-2005 single work column
— Appears in: Mystery Readers Journal , Winter vol. 20 no. 4 2004-2005; (p. 49-50)
Napoleon at Bermagui 1939 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 5 July vol. 60 no. 3099 1939; (p. 8)

— Review of The Mystery of Swordfish Reef Arthur W. Upfield , 1939 single work novel
Napoleon at Bermagui 1939 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 5 July vol. 60 no. 3099 1939; (p. 8)

— Review of The Mystery of Swordfish Reef Arthur W. Upfield , 1939 single work novel
Deadly Audiobooks Down Under Steven Steinbock , 2004-2005 single work column
— Appears in: Mystery Readers Journal , Winter vol. 20 no. 4 2004-2005; (p. 49-50)
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