Death Before Wicket (Phryne Fisher, #10)
It is 1928 and Phryne Fisher has packed her best dresses, her finest sportswear, and her elusive smile for a Sydney get-away. But, Dot's sister Joan has vanished. The neighbors think that Joan has run away with a secret lover, but Dot finds it highly unlikely that Joan would have willingly... show more
It is 1928 and Phryne Fisher has packed her best dresses, her finest sportswear, and her elusive smile for a Sydney get-away. But, Dot's sister Joan has vanished. The neighbors think that Joan has run away with a secret lover, but Dot finds it highly unlikely that Joan would have willingly abandoned her children--leaving them in the neglectful care of their father. And what of the recent theft at the nearby university? The garnets belonging to the wife of the Dean have been missing now for days along with an irreplaceable illuminated book. Are these two mysterious happenings somehow related? Could black magic be at play?
Publish date: May 1st 2008
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Pages no: 232
Edition language: English
Series: Phryne Fisher (#10)
Thoroughly enjoyable little academia-set mystery, but it turns out my ability to give a shit about Cricket Games In Posh-Set Mystery Novels Between The Wars is limited to one, and that vacancy has already been filled. Thankfully, flipping through those pages rapidly had little to no bearing on the r...
This was a fair to middling Phryne installment. I thought it started with potential but fell a bit short.
Phryne tangles with university students and ceremonial magicians during Sydney's cricket season.
Originally posted at Nose in a BookIn her 10th novel Phryne goes on a trip! To Sydney! It was nice to leave Melbourne for awhile, and there was a cricket back story and even a story involving Dot, Phryne’s companion. Yet this story could not be saved for me. It was dry, it was dull, it was boring. I...
#10. Death Before Wicket (1999). [8 hrs 4 mins]blurbs - Phryne Fisher has plans for her Sydney sojourn - a few days at the Test cricket, a little sightseeing and the Artist's Ball with an up-and-coming young modernist. But these plans begin to go awry when Phryne's maid discovers her thoroughly resp...