Death By Water (Phryne Fisher, #15)
Publish date: May 1st 2010
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Pages no: 250
Edition language: English
Series: Phryne Fisher (#15)
P&O have approached Phryne with a mission, to investigate jewellery theft, apparently someone in first-class is committing the deed, she's asked to pose as a first class passenger (not that Phryne would countenance anything less these days) and use a lure to catch the thief. Things start getting co...
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.
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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