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Papyrus to Datapad
Papyrus to Datapad rated it 4 years ago
Phryne doing what she does best, seducing young men and solving crimes. As always, Phryne comes across cold and somewhat mocking of the men in her life, though she is not as unlikeable with it as in the previous book.Greenwood's depiction of the jewish community in the early 20th century Melbourne ...
Papyrus to Datapad
Papyrus to Datapad rated it 4 years ago
A wholly enjoyable murder mystery, written as a deliberate pastiche in the classic "golden age" style, whilst simulataneously subverting the rules (for instance, there is certainly a Chinaman involved in the story. Two, in fact.)I sometimes find it difficult to like Phryne Fisher in these novels, a...
Papyrus to Datapad
Papyrus to Datapad rated it 5 years ago
I've been quietly enjoying these Phryne Fisher novels, however this one seemed in some ways to be a cut above the earlier books. It's still much the same pattern of multiple, intertwining investigations and colourful characters, however there was something about the descriptions of the first world ...
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it 6 years ago
Every now and then I get to read a mystery that makes me think why didn't I read these earlier? The first book of the Phryne Fisher novels did that to me. A socialite with plenty of style and wit lands in Melbourne, Australia and embarks on a series of adventures involving cocaine, illegal abortions...
Bookish for life
Bookish for life rated it 8 years ago
This is one of my favorite Miss Fisher books so far - it's Kerry Greenwood's take on the classic Golden Age mysteries (keep your eyes open for the Miss Marple cameo!), but of course with some Phryne twists... Also, the delectable Lin Chung plays a prominent role, which is always a pleasure. ;)
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