Away With The Fairies
Phryne Fisher-dangerous, passionate, kind, clever, and seductive. She drinks cocktails, dances the tango, is the companion of wharfies, and is expert at conducting an elegant dalliance. It's the 1920s in Melbourne and Phryne is asked to investigate the puzzling death of a famous author and... show more
Phryne Fisher-dangerous, passionate, kind, clever, and seductive. She drinks cocktails, dances the tango, is the companion of wharfies, and is expert at conducting an elegant dalliance.
It's the 1920s in Melbourne and Phryne is asked to investigate the puzzling death of a famous author and illustrator of fairy stories. To do so, Phryne takes a job within the women's magazine that employed the victim and finds herself enmeshed in her colleagues' deceptions.
But while Phryne is learning the ins and outs of magazine publishing first hand, her personal life is thrown into chaos. Impatient for her lover Lin Chung's imminent return from a silk-buying expedition to China, she instead receives an unusual summons from Lin Chung's family followed by a series of mysterious assaults and warnings.
Publish date: 2001
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Pages no: 274
Edition language: English
Series: Phryne Fisher (#11)
I just love Phyrne Fisher. I don't think there were a lot of women like her around 1928. This is a woman you do not want to mess with. She is constantly throwing out verbal threats and sometimes she even has to act on them. (People can be so foolish!) She also has a big heart, doesn't take any crap,...
Phryne is investigating the death of the illustrator of fairy stories and at the same time investigating the disappearance of Lin Chung
Well, speak of the devil. This is totally Phryne's Murder Must Advertise, if only Harriet Vane had been kidnapped by pirates while Peter was churning out advertising copy. Still enjoyable, though.
I really enjoyed this book, much more so than the tv adaptation. It was a good enjoyable mystery, with a good, enjoyable sub-plot. Well worth the read.
Originally posted at Nose in a BookI love Phryne (Fry-knee) Fisher. If I lived in the late 1920’s/early 1930’s, I would want to be her. She is fun, fancy and loves life. She also is in love with Lin Chung, or better yet finally admits to her love of him for various reasons. Don’t get me wrong, this ...