The Barrakee Mystery - Arthur W. Upfield

(Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte #1)


I knew I was going to have a hard time with the racist tones of this book but I also know it is an example of how life truly was during that time. It is very sad to me but we can't go back and change the past. I did get into the story and enjoyed it although a few things didn't make sense to me. I'm pretty sure a mixed race child that is born white doesn't really get darker with age. Of course, I don't know anything about Australia so maybe things are different there. Still, some of the things said at the end where the details were all laid out to the young man where annoying to me, like how he suddenly started to talk like the natives.