The Great Melbourne Cup Mystery 1996 by Arthur Upfield ~ Australian Horse Racing ~ Crime Fiction


Title: The Great Melbourne Cup Mystery

Author: Arthur Upfield

Description: White cloth boards stamped in gilt on spine. Light creases to a few of the introduction's leaves. Clean and unmarked. No price and jacket flap. Dust jacket in archival mylar sleeve. xii, 194, [1] pages.

Somebody has killed the horse that would have won the Melbourne Cup. Tom Pink, the diminutive jockey enters the seedy underworld of Melbourne at the height of the Depression, to find the truth of the mystery that killed his best friend.

A lost classic of Australian crime fiction, written in 1933, a year after the mysterious death of Phar Lap (winner of the 1930 Melbourne Cup). It was originally serialized in the Melbourne Herald.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine

Publisher: Imprint / ETT
Place: Watsons Bay, Australia
Year: 1996

ISBN: 1875892567

Keywords: crime fiction, mystery, horse racing,

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