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Urn Burial - Kerry Greenwood
Urn Burial
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The redoubtable Phryne Fisher is holidaying at Cave House, a Gothic mansion in the heart of Australias Victorian mountain country. But the peaceful surroundings mask danger. Her host is receiving death threats, lethal traps are set without explanation, and the parlour maid is found strangled to... show more
The redoubtable Phryne Fisher is holidaying at Cave House, a Gothic mansion in the heart of Australias Victorian mountain country. But the peaceful surroundings mask danger. Her host is receiving death threats, lethal traps are set without explanation, and the parlour maid is found strangled to death. What with the reappearance of mysterious funerary urns, a pair of young lovers, an extremely eccentric swagman, an angry outcast heir, and the luscious Lin Chung, Phrynes attention has definitely been caught. Her search for answers takes her deep into the dungeons of the house and into the limestone Buchan caves. What will she find this time? Kerry Greenwood, winner of the Australian Crime Writers Asso-ciation Lifetime Achievement Award, began her Phryne Fisher series in 1989 with Cocaine Blues. She has written 16 books in this series with no sign yet that Miss Fisher is hanging up her pearl-handled pistol. Ms. Greenwood lives and writes in Australia. www.phrynefisher.com
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781590583685 (159058368X)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Pages no: 187
Edition language: English
Series: Phryne Fisher (#8)
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Papyrus to Datapad
Papyrus to Datapad rated it
5.0 Urn Burial
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...
Bookish for life
Bookish for life rated it
3.0 Urn Burial
Although this is obviously Greenwood's take on a classic "country house" mystery (including a "Miss Mary Mead" for us Christie fans *g*) and as always I really enjoyed it, the plot felt a bit overly complicated.
What I'm reading
What I'm reading rated it
This one was full of surprise couples and twists. I'm sure some readers kinda went, whoa, I didn't expect that. Me, I was surprised somewhat, Greenwood had been going that direction for a while now. This is a marketed as a cozy type of mystery so she might have lost a few readers like Suzanne Brockm...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
0.0
#8. Urn Burial (1996). [6 hrs 32 mins] Blurb - The redoubtable Phryne Fisher is holidaying at Cave House, a Gothic mansion in the heart of the Victorian mountain country. But the peaceful country surroundings mask danger. Her host is receiving death threats, lethal traps are set without explanation ...
Bookish for life
Bookish for life rated it
4.0 Urn Burial
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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