UK, Australian and US First Edition Books

The  world first editions of the complete novels published as books, whether hardback or soft covers, for those countries are listed below. Note that:
  • The non-Bony books are identified by an asterisk (*).
  • The titles of the world first edition books are bold.
  • The details of softcover books are in italics.
 United KingdomAustralia United States 
The House of Cain. London: Hutchinson & Co, 1928 (Spring list).*[1]The House of Cain. Philadelphia: Dorrance & Co, 1929.*
The Barrakee Mystery. London: Hutchinson & Co, 1929 (Spring list).[2]The Lure of the Bush. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co (Crime Club), 1965.[3]
The Beach of Atonement. London: Hutchinson & Co, 1930.* The Beach of Atonement. Albany, NY: Wombat Enterprises, 2007.*
The Sands of Windee. London: Hutchinson & Co, 1931 (Spring list).The Sands of Windee. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1958.[4]The Sands of Windee. London House & Maxwell: New York, 1968.[5]
A Royal Abduction. London: Hutchinson & Co, 1932 (Autumn list).*[6][6]A Royal Abduction. San Francisco: Dennis Mcmillan Publications, 1984.*
Gripped by Drought. London: Hutchinson & Co, 1932.*
Gripped by Drought. Missoula, MT: Dennis Mcmillan Publications, 1990.*

The Murchison Murders. Sydney: The Midget Masterpiece Publishing, 1934.*The Murchison Murders. Miami Beach, FL: Dennis Mcmillan Publications, 1987.*
Winged Mystery. London: John Hamilton, 1937.Wings Above the Diamantina. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1936.[7]Wings Above the Claypan. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co (Crime Club), 1943.
Mr Jelly’s Business. London: John Hamilton, 1938.Mr Jelly’s Business. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1937.[8]Murder Down Under. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co (Crime Club), 1943. 
Winds of Evil. London: John Hamilton, 1939.Winds of Evil. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1937.[9]Winds of Evil. Garden City, NY: Doubleday,
Doran & Co (Crime Club), 1944.
The Bone is Pointed. London: John Hamilton, 1939.The Bone is Pointed. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1938.[10]The Bone is Pointed. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co (Crime Club), 1947.
The Mystery of Swordfish Reef. London: Heinemann, 1960.The Mystery of Swordfish Reef.  Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1939.The Mystery of Swordfish Reef. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co (Crime Club), 1943.
No Footprints in the Bush. Harmondsworth, Mdx: Penguin, 1949.Bushranger of the Skies. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1940.No Footprints in the Bush. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co (Crime Club), 1944.
Death of a Swagman. London: Francis Aldor, 1946.Death of a Swagman. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1947.[11]Death of a Swagman. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co (Crime Club), 1945.
The Devil’s Steps. London: Francis Aldor, 1948.The Devil’s Steps. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1965.[12][13]The Devil’s Steps. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co (Crime Club), 1946.
An Author Bites the Dust. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1967.[14]An Author Bites the Dust. Letchworth, UK: Angus & Robertson, Mar 1948. An Author Bites the Dust. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co (Crime Club), Feb 1948.
The Mountains Have a Secret. London: William Heinemann, 1952.The Mountains Have a Secret. Woollhara, NSW: Pan Books, 1983.[15]The Mountains Have a Secret. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co (Crime Club), 1948.
The Widows of Broome. London: William Heinemann, 1951.The Widows of Broome. Sydney: Angus & Robertson (Arkon), 1972.[16]The Widows of Broome. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co (Crime Club), 1950.
The Bachelors of Broken Hill. London: William Heinemann, 1958.The Bachelors of Broken Hill. Angus & Robertson (Arkon), 1983.[17]The Bachelors of Broken Hill. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co (Crime Club), 1950.
The New Shoe. London: William Heinemann, 1952.The New Shoe. Sydney: Angus & Robertson (Arkon), 1983.[18]The New Shoe. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co (Crime Club), 1951.
Venom House. London: William Heinemann, 1953.Venom House. Sydney: Angus & Robertson (Arkon), 1985.[19]Venom House. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co (Crime Club), 1952.
Murder Must Wait. London: William Heinemann, Sep 1953.Murder Must Wait. Sydney: Angus & Robertson (Arkon), 1984.[20]Murder Must Wait. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co (Crime Club), May 1953.
Death of a Lake. London: William Heinemann, Jun 1954.Death of a Lake. Woollhara, NSW: Pan Books, 1984.[21]Death of a Lake. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co (Crime Club), Feb 1954.
Cake in the Hatbox. London: William Heinemann, 1955.Cake in the Hatbox. Woollhara, NSW: Pan Books, 1983.[22][23]Sinister Stones. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co (Crime Club), 1954.
The Battling Prophet. London: William Heinemann, 1956.[23]The Battling Prophet. Sydney: Angus & Robertson (Arkon), 1972.[24]The Battling Prophet. Mattituck, NY: American Reprint Co, 1983.
Man of Two Tribes. London: William Heinemann, Oct 1956.Man of Two Tribes. Sydney: Angus & Robertson (Arkon), 1972.[25]The Man of Two Tribes. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co (Crime Club), Apr 1956.
Bony Buys a Woman. London: William Heinemann, Sep 1957.Bony Buys a Woman. Woollhara, NSW: Pan Books, 1983.The Bushman Who Came Back. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co (Crime Club), Jun 1957.
Bony and the Black Virgin. London: William Heinemann, 1959.
Bony and the Black Virgin. Woollhara, NSW: Pan Books, 1984.Bony and the Black Virgin. New York: Collier Books, 1965.
Bony and the Mouse. London: William Heinemann, Apr 1959.Bony and the Mouse. Woollhara, NSW: Pan Books, 1984.[26]Journey to the Hangman. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co (Crime Club), Feb 1959.
Bony and the Kelly Gang. London: William Heinemann, 29 Aug 1960.Bony and the Kelly Gang.  Woollhara, NSW: Pan Books, 1983.[27]Valley of Smugglers. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co (Crime Club), Feb 1960.
Bony and the White Savage. London: William Heinemann, 28 Aug 1961.Bony and the White Savage. Sydney: Angus & Robertson (Arkon), 1984.The White Savage. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co (Crime Club), 4 Aug 1961.
The Will of the Tribe. London: William Heinemann, Sep 1962.The Will of the Tribe. Sydney: Angus & Robertson (Arkon), 1983.The Will of the Tribe. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co (Crime Club), Jul 1962.
Madman’s Bend. London: William Heinemann, Jul 1963.Madman’s Bend. Woollhara, NSW: Pan Books, 1984.The Body at Madman’s Bend. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co (Crime Club), Jan 1963.
The Lake Frome Monster. London: William Heinemann, 1966.The Lake Frome Monster. Angus & Robertson (Arkon), 1984.The Lake Frome Monster. Mattituck, NY: American Reprint Co, 1976.
Breakaway House. London: Angus & Robertson, 1987.*[28]Breakaway House. North Ryde, NSW: Angus & Robertson, 1987.*[28][29]Breakaway House. Raleigh, NC: Lulu.com, 2012.
 The Great Melbourne Cup Mystery. Watsons Bay, NSW: ETT, 1996.*[30] 
  Up and Down Australia: Short Stories. Edited by Kees de Hoog. [Morrisville, NC:] Lulu.com, 2008.*
The Gifts of Frank Cobbold. Edited by Sandra Berry. New Malden, SRY: Number 11 Publishing, 2008.*  
  Up and Down the Real Australia: Autobiographical Articles and the Murchison Murders. Edited by Kees de Hoog. Morrisville, NC: Lulu.com, 2009.*
  Up and Down Australia Again: More Short Stories. Edited by Kees de Hoog. Morrisville, NC: Lulu.com, 2009.*
Notes
[1] The House of Cain was published as a serial in the Sunday Times (Perth, AU) in 1933.
[2] The Barrakee Mystery was published as a serial in the Daily News (Perth, AU) in 1932.
[3] Upfield revised The Barrakee Mystery for publication in the US as The Lure of the Bush
[4] The Sands of Windee was published as a serial in the Western Mail (Perth, AU) in 1932.
[5] Some collectors do not consider the London House & Maxwell edition of The Sands of Windee to be a US edition as it was printed in the UK and released by a subsidiary of The British Book Centre. Also, it is not in the Library of Congress Catalog. If so, the first US edition would be NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975, a soft cover.
[6] A Royal Abduction was published earlier as a serial in the Herald (Melbourne) from Mar to April 1932.
[7] Wings Above the Diamantina was published earlier as a serial in the Australian Journal from 1 January 1936.
[8] Mr Jelly's Business was published earlier as a serial in the Herald (Melbourne) in 1932.
[9] Winds of Evil was published earlier as a serial in the Australian Journal from 1 March 1937.
[10] The Bone is Pointed was published earlier as a serial titled "Murder on the Station" in the Herald (Melbourne) from 20 August 1938.
[11] Death of a Swagman was published earlier as a serial in the Sydney Morning Herald from 20 November 1945.
[12] The Devil's Steps was published earlier as a serial in the Argus (Melbourne) from 16 November 1946.
[13] An abridged version of The Devil's Steps was published earlier with soft cover: Sydney: Invincible Press, 1953.
[14] Some collectors do not consider the Angus & Robertson edition of An Author Bites the Dust to be a UK edition as, although it was printed in the UK (by Garden City Press, Letchworth, Hertfordshire), Angus & Robertson was an Australian publisher. If so, the first UK edition would be Bath, Somerset: Chivers Press, 1990.
[15] The Mountains Have a Secret was published earlier as a serial in Detection Fiction (Sydney) from December 1948 to March 1949.
[16] The Widows of Broome was published earlier as a serial in the Western Mail (Perth, AU) from 12 December 1951.
[17] An abridged version of The Bachelors of Broken Hill was published earlier in soft cover: Sydney: Invincible Press, 1953.
[18] The New Shoe was published earlier as a serial in the Argus (Melbourne) from 27 December 1952 to 2 January 1953.
[19] Venom House was published earlier as a serial in the Australasian Post from 17 April to 5 June 1952.
[20] Murder Must Wait was published earlier as a serial in the Argus (Melbourne) from 8 January to 5 March 1954.
[21] Death of a Lake was published earlier as a serial in the Sydney Morning Herald from 22 May 1954.
[22] An abridged version of Cake in the Hatbox was published earlier in Reader’s Digest Condensed Books (Surry Hills, NSW: Reader’s Digest Services), 1976.
[23] An abridged version of Cake in the Hat Box was published earlier as a serial titled "A Woman Named Kimberley" in Woman's Day and Home from 20 June to 18 July 1955.
[24] The Battling Prophet was published earlier as a serial in the World’s News (Sydney) in 1955.
[25] Man of Two Tribes was published earlier as a serial in the Daily Mail (Brisbane) from 13 January 1957.
[26] Bony and the Mouse was published earlier as a serial in the Daily Mail (Brisbane) from from 16 August 1959.
[27] Bony and the Kelly Gang was published earlier as a serial in the Sydney Morning Herald in 1960.
[28] The UK and Australian editions of Breakaway House were published simultaneously. The books were printed in Singapore so some collectors may consider them to be neither UK nor Australian editions: never published in the UK with the first Australian edition being Melbourne: Australian Large Print, 1989.
[29] An earlier version of Breakaway House was published as a serial in the Daily News (Perth, AU), 1932.
[30] The Great Melbourne Cup Mystery was published earlier as a serial in the Herald (Melbourne) from 21 October to 17 November 1933.
Last amended 28 September 2012