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Boney is an Australian television series which lasted for two seasons from 1971 to 1972. The series is centred on Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte, a half-Australian Aboriginal character, created by Arthur Upfield, who wrote twenty nine novels about him from 1929 until his death in 1964. Several of Upfield's books were re-published with TV-themed covers. A list of all 29 Boney books by Arthur Upfield are listed at the bottom of the page. The gallery below is incomplete so if anyone has good scans of the rest of these, please email me.

Pan Books (and Arkon Books*)

1

The Barrakee Mystery
2

The Sands of Windee
3

The Winds Above the Diamantina
4

Mr Jelly's Business
5*

Winds of Evil
6*

The Bone is Pointed
7

The Mystery of Swordfish Reef
8*

Bushranger of the Skies
9*

Death of a Swagman
10

The Devil's Steps
11

An Author Bites the Dust
12

The Mountains Have a Secret
13*

The Widows of Broome
14

The Bachelors of Broken Hill
15

The Clue of the New Shoe
16

Venom House
17

Murder Must Wait
18

Death of a Lake
19

Cake in the Hat Box
20*

The Battling Prophet
21*

The Man of Two Tribes
22

Boney Buys a Woman
23

Boney and the Mouse
24

Boney and the Black Virgin
25

Boney and the Kelly Gang
26

Boney and the White Savage
27

The Will of the Tribe
28

Madman's Bend
29

The Lake Frome Monster

 

List of Arthur Upfield's 29 "Boney" Books
(Original publication dates shown only)

The series of books was always supposed to have been "Boney" as the spelling but a publication error in the early days led to several of the books published with the spelling "Bony".

The Barrakee Mystery, 1929 (also published as "The Lure of the Bush")
The Sands of Windee, 1931
Wings Above the Diamantina, 1936 (also published as "Winged Mystery" and "Wings Above the Claypan")
Mr Jellyís Business, 1937 (also published as "Murder Down Under")
Winds of Evil, 1937
The Bone is Pointed, 1938
The Mystery of Swordfish Reef, 1939
Bushranger of the Skies, 1940 (also published as "No Footprints in the Bush ")
Death of a Swagman, 1945
The Devilís Steps, 1946
An Author Bites the Dust, 1948
The Mountains Have a Secret, 1948
The Widows of Broome, 1949
The Bachelors of Broken Hill, 1950
The New Shoe, 1951
Venom House, 1952
Murder Must Wait, 1953
Death of a Lake, 1954
Cake in the Hat Box, 1955 (also published as "Sinister Stones")
The Battling Prophet, 1956
The Man of Two Tribes, 1956
Bony Buys a Woman, 1957 (also published as "The Bushman Who Came Back")
Bony and the Mouse, 1959 (also published as "Journey to the Hangman")
Bony and the Black Virgin, 1959 (also published as "The Torn Branch")
Bony and the Kelly Gang, 1960 (also published as "Valley of Smugglers")
Bony and the White Savage, 1961
The Will of the Tribe, 1962
Madman's Bend, 1963 (also published as "The Body at Madman's Bend")
The Lake Frome Monster, 1966 (Published posthumously in collaboration with other authors)