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The fabulous Phryne - she of the Lulu bob, Cupid's Bow lips and a pearl-handled pistol in her garter - is back! The 1920s most elegant and irrepressible sleuth returns for her 17th adventure.

Melbourne, Australia, 1929. The year starts off for glamorous private investigator Phryne Fisher with a rather trying heat wave and more mysteries than you could prod a parasol at. Simultaneously investigating the apparent suicide death of a man on St Kilda beach and trying to find a lost, illegimate child who could be heir to a wealthy old woman's fortune, Phryne needs all her wits about her, particularly when she has to tangle with a group of thoroughly unpleasant Bright Young Things.

But Phryne Fisher is a force of nature, and takes in her elegant stride what might make others quail, including terrifying seances, ghosts, Kif smokers, the threat of human sacrifices, dubious spirit guides and maps to buried pirate treasure...

©2008 Kerry Greenwood (P)2008 Bolinda Publishing

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Another Scintillating Mystery

This was highly entertaining if over-rich in detail. Miss Fisher has triumphed again. EXTRA WORDS

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  • Grandma4919
  • 10-07-2015

Another great story by Kerry Greenwood

I always enjoy the atmospheric writing of Kerry Greenwood. She transports you to the racy 20's, with an Australian flavour. This book was no exception.

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  • Anne
  • 29-08-2016

Really enjoyed this book. Excellent narrative.

Looking forward to more adventures with Phryne Fisher and Jack Robinson in St Kilda Australia.