Naploleon Bonaparte returns in this classic Australian mystery from the classic Bony series.
One night, Raymond Gillen, shortly after winning over twelve thousand pounds in a lottery, went for a late-night swim in the waters of Lake Otway and never came back. No one doubted that he drowned; the main question on everyone's lips was, what happened to the money?
Three years later, drought is taking its toll and Lake Otway is close to death, losing the last of its water. Five men and two women wait to find out whether the shrinking lake will uncover Gillen's body ‒ and a clue to his missing money. Also on the scene, and content to wait, is Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte.
PLEASE NOTE: Part of the appeal of Arthur Upfield’s stories lies in their authentic portrayal of many aspects of outback Australian life in the 1930s and through into the 1950s. These books reflect and depict the attitudes and ways of speech of that era particularly with regard to Aborigines and to women. In reproducing this book the publisher does not endorse the attitudes or opinions they express.