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Death by Water - Kerry Greenwood
Death by Water
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Who are you?' asked the doctor. You are not the standard cruise passenger, I can tell you that.' Thank you,' said Phryne in a self-possessed manner. You are correct. I am a lot of things, some of which do not concern you, but mostly I am Phryne Fisher.' The nice men at P+O are worried. A... show more
Who are you?' asked the doctor. You are not the standard cruise passenger, I can tell you that.'

Thank you,' said Phryne in a self-possessed manner. You are correct. I am a lot of things, some of which do not concern you, but mostly I am Phryne Fisher.'

The nice men at P+O are worried. A succession of jewellery thefts from first class passengers is hardly the best advertisement for their cruise liners, particularly when it is likely that it is a passenger who is doing the stealing.

Phryne Fisher, with her Lulu bob, green eyes, Cupid's bow lips and Chanel travelling suits, is exactly the sort of elegant sleuth to take on a ring of jewellery thieves aboard the high seas - or at least, aboard the SS Hinemoa on a luxury cruise to New Zealand. With the Maharani - the Great Queen of Sapphires - as the bait, Phryne rises magnificently to the challenge.

There are shipboard romances, champagne cocktails, erotic photographers, jealous husbands, mickey finns, blackmail and attempted murder, all before the thieves find out - as have countless love-smitten men before them - that where the glamorous and intelligent Phryne is involved, resistance is futile.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781741145526 (174114552X)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Pages no: 290
Edition language: English
Series: Phryne Fisher (#15)
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One Page at a Time rated it
4.0
Another fun adventure with Phryne. This one was lavish and rich, but then she was sailing first class on a pleasure cruise. It was peppered with interesting characters, who I hope pop up again in future books. Well worth the read.
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3.0 Death By Water (Phryne Fisher Mystery)
This book has some pretty damn racist stuff in ways that can't entirely be excused by "it's the 1920s!" There is a high-born Maori working as a friendly chambermaid on the Hinemoa, who even gives precedence among her people to a white scholar who has made a life's study of Maori cultures. The "big f...
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