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history of upfield’s first editions

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The House of Cain

first edition, Hutchinson, London, n.d. [1928]; first U.S. edition: Dorrance, Philadelphia, 1929; American reprint (pirated) Dennis McMillan, San Francisco, 1983); first Australian edition ETT Imprint, Sydney 2017

     

The Barrakee Mystery

first edition, Hutchinson, London, n.d. [1929]; first Australian  edition :A & R, Sydney 1958. first US edition: Doubleday/Crime Club, New York, 1965 - as The Lure of the Bush. Bony und der Bumerang, 1966); Corrected edition, ETT Imprint, Sydney 2017

  

The Beach of Atonement

first edition, Hutchinson, London, n.d. [1930].

first US edition (pirated) Denis Macmillan, Miami Beach 1984

first Australian edition, ETT Imprint, Sydney 2016

  

The Sands of Windee

first edition, Hutchinson, London, n.d. [1931]; first Australian edition: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1958; Ein glücklicher Zufall, 1961); Corrected edition ETT Imprint, Sydney 2017

  

A Royal Abduction

first edition, Hutchinson, London, n.d. [1932]; first US edition: (pirated) Dennis McMillan, Miami Beach, 1984; first Australian edition ETT Imprint, Sydney 2016

  

Gripped by Drought

first edition, Hutchinson, London, n.d. [1932], first US edition (pirated) Denis Macmillan, Miami Beach, 1990; first Australian edition ETT Imprint, Sydney 2017

  

The Murchison Murders

first edition, Midget Masterpiece Publishing, Sydney, n.d. [1934]; 1first US edition: (pirated) Dennis McMillan, Miami Beach, 1987; first illustrated edition, ETT Imprint, Sydney 2015

  

Wings Above the Diamantina

first edition, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1936;  first UK edition: Hamilton, London, n.d. (1937] - as Winged Mystery first US edition: Doubleday/Crime Club, New York, 1943 - as Wings Above the Claypan; Das rote Flugzeug, 1991; Corrected edition ETT Imprint, Sydney 2017

  

Mr. Jelly's Business

first edition, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1937; first UK edition: Hamilton, London, 1938 1st US Edition: Doubleday/Crime Club, New York, 1943 - as Murder Down Under; Mr. Jellys Geheimnis, 1965; Corrected edition ETT Imprint, Sydney 2017

  

Winds of Evil

first edition, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1937; first UK edition Hutchinson, London, n.d. [1939] first US edition: Doubleday/Crime Club, New York, 1944; Bony stellt eine Falle, 1962

Corrected edition ETT Imprint, Sydney 2017

  

The Bone is Pointed - see map here

first edition, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1938; first UK edition: Hamilton, London, 1939; first US edition: Doubleday/Crime Club, New York, 1947; Todeszauber, 1965

  

The Mystery of Swordfish Reef

first edition, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1939; first US edition: Doubleday/Crime Club, New York, 1943; first UK edition: Heinemann, London, 1960; Der Kopf im Netz, 1959

  

Bushranger of the Skies

first edition, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1940; first US edition: Doubleday/Crime Book Club, New York, 1944 - as No Footprints in the Bush; Bony und die Todesotter, 1965

  

Death of a Swagman 

first edition, Doubleday/Crime Book Club, New York, 1945; first UK edition: Aldor, London, 1946; first Australian edition: Angus & Robertson, Sydney 1947; Bony wird verhaftet, 1964

  

The Devil's Steps

first edition, Doubleday/Crime Club, New York, 1946; first UK edition: Aldor, London, 1948; first Australian edition: Invincible Press, Sydney, n.d. [1950-1953]; Der Pfad des Teufels, 1992

  

An Author Bites the Dust

first edition, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1948; first US edition: Doubleday/Crime Club, New York, 1948; Die Leute von nebenan, 1959

  

The Mountains Have a Secret

first edition, Doubleday/Crime Club, New York, 1948; Serialised in Detective Fiction Magazine Vol 1, number 1 onwards : Frank Johnson, Sydney 1948; first UK edition: Heinemann, London, 1952; Tödlicher Kult, 1990

  

The Widows of Broome

first edition, Doubleday/Crime Club, New York, 1950; first UK edition: Heinemann, London, 1951; Die Witwen von Broome, 1958

  

The Bachelors of Broken Hill

first edition, Doubleday/Crime Club, New York, 1950; first Australian Edition: Invincible Press, Sydney, c.1950; first UK edition: Heinemann, London, 1958; Die Junggesellen von Broken Hill, 1960

  

The New Shoe

first edition, Doubleday/Crime Book Club, New York, 1951; first UK edition: Heinemann, London, 1952; Der neue Schuh, 1960

  

Venom House

first edition, Doubleday/Crime Club, New York, 1952; first UK edition: Heinemann, London, 1953; Die Giftvilla, 1959

  

Murder Must Wait

first edition, Doubleday/Crime Club, New York, 1953; first UK edition: Heinemann, London, 1953Viermal bei Neumond, 196X

  

Death of a Lake

first edition, Heinemann, London, 1954; first US edition: Doubleday/Crime Club, New York, 1954; Der sterbende See, 1959

     

Sinister Stones

first edition, Doubleday/Crime Club, New York, 1954; first UK edition: Heinemann, London, 1955 - as Cake in the Hat Box; Der schwarze Brunnen, 1960

  

The Battling Prophet

first edition, Heinemann, London, 1956; Serialised in World’s News weekly from 19 February 1955; Der streitbare Prophet, 1960

  

The Man of Two Tribes

first edition, Doubleday/Crime Club, New York, 1956; first UK edition: Heinemann, London, 1956 - as Man of Two Tribes; Höhle des Schweigens, 1961

  

The Bushman Who Came Back

first edition, Doubleday/Crime Club, New York, 1957; first UK edition: Heinemann, London, 1957 - as Bony Buys a Woman ; Bony kauft eine Frau, 1960

  

Follow My Dust!

first edition, Heinemann, London, 1957.  Biography of Upfield written by Jessica Hawke and Arthur Upfield.; first Australian edition ETT Imprint 2015

  

Boney and the Black Virgin - see map here

first edition, UK Heinemann, London, 1959; also published as The Torn Branch; Bony und die schwarze Jungfrau, 1962

  

Journey to the Hangman

first edition, Doubleday/Crime Club, New York. 1959; first UK edition: Heinemann, London, 1959 - as Bony and the Mouse; Bony und die Maus, 1961

  

Valley of Smugglers

first edition, Doubleday/Crime Club, New York, 1960; first UK edition: Heinemann, London, 1960 - as Bony and the Kelly Gang; Fremde sind unerwünscht, 1963

 

The White Savage

first edition, Doubleday/Crime Club, New York, 1961; first UK edition: Heinemann, London, 1961 - as Bony and the White Savage; Bony und die weiße Wilde, 1962

 

The Will of the Tribe

first edition, Doubleday/Crime Club, New York, 1962; first UK edition: Heinemann,

London, 1962; Wer war der zweite Mann?, 1963

  

Madman's Bend

first edition, Heinemann, London, 1963; first US edition: Doubleday/Crime Club, New York, 1963 - as The Body at Madman's Bend; Bony übernimmt den Fall, 1964

  

The Lake Frome Monster

first edition, Heinemann, London, 1966; [completed by J L Price and Mrs Dorothy Strange from Upfield’s notes] Gefahr für Bony, 1967

  

Breakaway House

first edition, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1987; Corrected edition ETT Imprint, Sydney 2017

  

The Great Melbourne Cup Mystery

first edition, Hdbk, ETT Imprint, Watson's Bay, Sydney, 1996. Serialised in the Melbourne Herald 1932; French Edition, L'Aube, 1998.

  

 

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