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Blood and Circuses - Kerry Greenwood
Blood and Circuses
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Phryne Fisher is bored. Life appears to be too easy, too perfect. Her household is ordered, her love life is pleasant, the weather is fine. And then a man from her past arrives at the door. It is Alan Lee from the carnival. Alan and his friends want her to investigate strange happenings at... show more
Phryne Fisher is bored. Life appears to be too easy, too perfect. Her household is ordered, her love life is pleasant, the weather is fine. And then a man from her past arrives at the door. It is Alan Lee from the carnival. Alan and his friends want her to investigate strange happenings at Farrells Circus, where animals have been poisoned and ropes sabotaged. Mr. Christopher has been found with his throat cut in Mrs. Witherspoons irreproachable boarding house and Miss Parkes, an ex-performer, is charged with his murder.Phryne must go undercover deeper than ever to solve the circus malaise. She must abandon her name, her title, her protection, her comforteven her clothes. She must fall off a horse twice a day until she can stay on. She must sleep in a girls tent and dine on mutton stew. And she must find some allies.Meanwhile, in Melbourne, the young and fresh-faced policeman Tommy Harris has to solve his own mysteries with the help of the foul-spoken harridan Lizard Elsie, or Miss Parkes will certainly hang. Can Phyrne uncover the truth without losing her life?
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781590582350 (1590582357)
ASIN: 1590582357
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
Series: Phryne Fisher (#6)
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 Blood and Circuses
bookshelves: autumn-2012, mystery-thriller, tbr-busting-2012, series, cosy, australia, published-1994, period-piece Read on September 15, 2012 Read by................... Stephanie DanielAbr/Unabr................ UnabridgedPosition in Series......6 (1994)Total Runtime.......... 7 hrs 24 mins Synop...
One Page at a Time
One Page at a Time rated it
4.0
Another excellent adventure with Phryne. It was easy to see from the beginning that certain things would be connected n the book, but it was still a fun romp through a circus.
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
Read by................... Stephanie DanielAbr/Unabr................ UnabridgedPosition in Series......6 (1994)Total Runtime.......... 7 hrs 24 mins Synopsis:Phryne Fisher is bored. Life appears to be too easy, too perfect. Her household is ordered, her love life is pleasant, the weather is fine. ...
What I'm reading
What I'm reading rated it
3.0 Blood and Circuses: Phryne Fisher #6 (Phryne Fisher Mysteries)
It's a good Phryne Fisher. The exposition wedged between an opening that was really good, lots of showing not much telling and the start of the story got a bit long. As always Greenwood has a plethora of fringe characters in her plot. This time it's people working in the circuses. Not always done in...
Vilja Reads
Vilja Reads rated it
4.0 Blood and Circuses: A Phryne Fisher Mystery
That was pretty intense.WARNING: Spoilers below.There sure were a lot of touchy subjects in here, weren't they? Not just the racism and bigotry or the racism and bigotry being portrayed as the circus folk's way, or the (thankfully admonished) bigotry of Sgt Grossmith. Not even just the fact that the...
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