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y separately published work icon The Bone Is Pointed single work   novel   crime  
Is part of Bony Arthur W. Upfield , 1929 series - author novel
Issue Details: First known date: 1938... 1938 The Bone Is Pointed
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form y separately published work icon Boney Walks with Death Eric Paice , ( dir. Howard Rubie ) Australia : Fauna Productions , 1973 Z1459014 1973 single work film/TV A man of mixed Aboriginal and European heritage (who bears a striking resemblance to Boney and who has been using his name) is killed when a crop duster engulfs him in a lethal cloud of insecticide. When Boney and Constable McGorr are sent to investigate the death, they find that one of the locals, Dr Paul Henderson, is over-anxious to protect his fiancée, Gloria Lacey (the daughter of an outback magistrate). Gloria had once had an affair with the murdered man and has since received death threats.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1938 .
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      Extent: vi, 319p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Map in endpapers.
      • Author's note: explaining Aboriginal customs, signed A.W.U., Oliver Lodge, 9 August, 1938 (v-vi).
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Unicorn Mystery Book Club ,
      1946 .
      Extent: 288p.
      Note/s:
      • Omnibus edition; bound with Front for Murder by Guy Emery, The Lady Regrets by James M. Fox and P. Moran. Operative by Percival Wilde.
      • Published by arrangement with Doubleday.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Doubleday ,
      1947 .
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      Extent: 288p.
      Description: illus., map
      Note/s:
      • 'A tale of mystery and magic in the Australian bush' (Dust jacket).
      • Distributed in Canada by McClelland & Stewart.
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Pan ,
      1960 .
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      Extent: 239p.
      Description: illus.
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Pacific Books , 1968 .
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      Extent: 288p.
      Series: Pacific Books Angus and Robertson (publisher), 1961 series - publisher The establishment of this paperback imprint of Angus Robertson was spearheaded by Beatrice Davis. It started with print runs of 20,000 in 1961 (Paper Empires: History of Book in Australia, 18).This paperback series, published by Angus and Robertson, contains both numbered and unnumbered volumes.
    • North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Arkon Paperbacks , 1972 .
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      Extent: 288p.
      Reprinted: 1974 , 1981 0207140863 , 1984 0207140863
      ISBN: 0207126194
      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 ,
      1984 .
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      Extent: 288p.
      Description: illus., map
      ISBN: 0684182475 (pbk.) : 9780684182476 (pbk.)
    • North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Eden Paperbacks , 1988 .
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      Extent: 288p.
      ISBN: 0207158754
      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.
    • Mattituck, New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      American Reprint ,
      1991 .
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      Extent: 288p.
      ISBN: 0891905685, 9780891905684
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Scribner Paperback Fiction ,
      1998 .
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      Extent: 300p.
      Note/s:
      • With a new introduction by Edward Marston.
      ISBN: 0684850575
    • Old Tappan, New Jersey,
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Touchstone [New York] ,
      1998 .
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      Extent: 304p.
      ISBN: 0684850575
    • Exile Bay, Drummoyne - Concord area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales,: ETT Imprint , 2019 .
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      Extent: 198p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 2 January 2019

      ISBN: 9781925706659
Alternative title: Murder on the Station
Serialised by: The Herald 1879 newspaper (1339 issues)
      1938 .
      Note/s:
      • Serialised in the Herald 24 September 1938 to 9 November 1938.

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  • Also sound recording, large print.

Works about this Work

Place, Ecology and Environmental Writing in the Queensland Novels of Arthur Upfield Philip Neilsen , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Queensland Review , June vol. 21 no. 1 2014; (p. 84-92)
'In the 29 novels by Arthur Upfield in which he is the protagonist, Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte (Bony) is often referred to as a product of Queensland. We are reminded repeatedly of his origins, first in North Queensland (where he was born and raised on a mission) and then Brisbane (where he was educated, and where he and his wife live in the suburb of Banyo – though this city location is never described). But my main purpose here is to explore Upfield's representation of ‘place’, specifically in the three Queensland-focused Bony novels, and the related, recurrent discourses and tropes commonly associated with environmental writing and eco-criticism: wilderness, toxicity, pastoral, dwelling and particularly environmental crisis, eruption and catastrophe.' (Publication abstract)
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)
Anthropologists as Detectives and Detectives as Anthropologists James C. Pierson , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Murder 101 : Essays on the Teaching of Detective Fiction 2009; (p. 166-177)
Bony as Grotesque : The Dilemma of National Identity in Arthur Upfield's "Bony" Series, 1930-1950 Glen Ross , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , Summer vol. 56 no. 4 1996-1997; (p. 37-48) Current Tensions : Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference : 6 - 11 July 1996 1996; (p. 152-158)
Anthropologists as Detectives and Detectives as Anthropologists James C. Pierson , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Murder 101 : Essays on the Teaching of Detective Fiction 2009; (p. 166-177)
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)
Bony as Grotesque : The Dilemma of National Identity in Arthur Upfield's "Bony" Series, 1930-1950 Glen Ross , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , Summer vol. 56 no. 4 1996-1997; (p. 37-48) Current Tensions : Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference : 6 - 11 July 1996 1996; (p. 152-158)
Place, Ecology and Environmental Writing in the Queensland Novels of Arthur Upfield Philip Neilsen , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Queensland Review , June vol. 21 no. 1 2014; (p. 84-92)
'In the 29 novels by Arthur Upfield in which he is the protagonist, Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte (Bony) is often referred to as a product of Queensland. We are reminded repeatedly of his origins, first in North Queensland (where he was born and raised on a mission) and then Brisbane (where he was educated, and where he and his wife live in the suburb of Banyo – though this city location is never described). But my main purpose here is to explore Upfield's representation of ‘place’, specifically in the three Queensland-focused Bony novels, and the related, recurrent discourses and tropes commonly associated with environmental writing and eco-criticism: wilderness, toxicity, pastoral, dwelling and particularly environmental crisis, eruption and catastrophe.' (Publication abstract)
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