copyright 1966; The Garden City Press, Great Britain; hardbound; very good condition with unmarked pages; no dust jacket.
The Bone Is Pointed is the sixth novel of Arthur W. Upfield's series about Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte. It is often rated the very best of this fine mystery series, and is a good choice to begin with because it delves so deeply into the two sides of Inspector Bonaparte's character. Bony (as he wishes friends to call him) is an Australian half-caste, European and Aborigine, inheriting complementary talents from both sides; and as a policeman, finding it natural and useful to keep a foot in each world.
Jack Anderson was a big man with a foul temper, a sadist and a drunk. Five months after his horse appeared riderless, no trace of the man has surfaced and no one seems to care. But Bony is determined to follow the cold trail and smoke out some answers.