Running late to a gala performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore, Phryne Fisher meets some thugs in dark alley and handles them convincingly before they can ruin her silver dress. She then finds that she has rescued the handsome Lin Chung, and his grandmother, who briefly mistake her for a... show more
Running late to a gala performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore, Phryne Fisher meets some thugs in dark alley and handles them convincingly before they can ruin her silver dress. She then finds that she has rescued the handsome Lin Chung, and his grandmother, who briefly mistake her for a deity.Denying divinity but accepting cognac, she later continues safely to the theatre where her night is again interrupted by a bizarre death onstage.What links can Phryne find between the ridiculously entertaining plot of Ruddigore, the Chinese community of Little Bourke St., or the actors treading the boards of His Majestys Theatre?
Publish date: December 1st 2006
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Pages no: 207
Edition language: English
Series: Phryne Fisher (#7)
These books never disappoint. Not only was this book delightful, it was also a quick enough read that it allowed me to finish the long weekend having read more books than my 11 year old. If you ask her, she'll say my lack of enforced bedtime allowed me to win. That might be true. I still won. ...
Phryne rescues a Chinese man and his grandmother from some thugs and gathers another gentleman admirer, before going to a theatre production of Gildert and Sullivan's Ruddigore where first one and then the next actor falls prey to a mysterious illness, which then kills one. Asked to investigate Phry...
I skipped four books in the series, from Flying Too High to Ruddy Gore. Why did I do this? Well, the truth of the matter is that I was first exposed to the indomitable Miss Fisher through the television series, and this story was one that appealed to me greatly. GHOSTS! The THEATER! Twists and turns...
A solid Phryne Fisher. This one set in the theater world where Phryne untangles quite a bit of yarns to get to the truth. Good use of Gilbert and Sullivan both in the set up of the theater and the plot line. This one opens a new chapter in Phryne's series, it introduces I believe new recurring chara...
I enjoyed the book. It was a fun adventure, but it did feel a bit disjointed, as though the two plots were having trouble coming together. Perhaps that's because they were so very different. A heavy hand was needed to weave them together. I think part of my problem with the book was the fact tha...