The London season is in full fling at the end of the 1920s, but the Honorable Phryne Fisher—she of the gray-green eyes and diamant garters—is tiring of polite conversations with retired colonels and dances with weak-chinned men. When the opportunity presents itself, Phryne decides it might be... show more
The London season is in full fling at the end of the 1920s, but the Honorable Phryne Fisher—she of the gray-green eyes and diamant garters—is tiring of polite conversations with retired colonels and dances with weak-chinned men. When the opportunity presents itself, Phryne decides it might be amusing to try her hand at becoming a lady detective in Australia.
Immediately upon settling into Melbourne's Hotel Windsor, Phryne finds herself embroiled in mystery. From poisoned wives and cocaine smuggling, to police corruption and rampant communism—not to mention erotic encounters with the beautiful Russian dancer, Sasha de Lisse—Cocaine Blues charts a crescendo of steamy intrigue, culminating in the Turkish baths of Little Lonsdale Street.
Publish date: 2012-01-10
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Pages no: 185
Edition language: English
Series: Phryne Fisher (#1)
Phryne Fisher is bored by the London society. When she gets a proposition to do some amateur sleuthing in Australia, she immediately grabs the opportunity and boards a ship to Melbourne. And there she starts her amateur sleuthing, which is fine by me. It´s your typical run-of-the-mill amateur sleu...
I picked this up years back when I first got a kindle. It was a freebie. Phryne Fisher is a woman whose family has gone fro literal rags to riches. She returns to the place of her birth Melbourne, in part because she wants to and to help parents who are somewhat concerned about her daughter. O...
Book – Miss Phryne Fisher InvestigatesAuthor – Kerry GreenwoodStar rating - ★★★★★No. of Pages – 195Cover – Gorgeous!POV – 3rd person, omni presentWould I read it again – Yes!Genre – Historical, Murder Mystery, Adventure, Humour, Cultural*Warnings: The story deals with illegal abortion, theft, attemp...
I have loved the television series based on this books for a long while, so eagerly picked this first book to read for the Twelves Tasks of the Festive Season. The story starts off with Phryne Fisher being at her family's home in England and bored. The lights go off, and a necklace is missing, in me...
- Read a book set in Australia or by an Australian author, or read a book you would consider a "beach read". Well, I can see how a screen version of this might work rather nicely, but alas, as written, it wasn't really for me. I liked Bert and Cec, and Dr. MacMillan, and Dot (once transformed, t...
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