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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (525 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kerry Greenwood Narrator: Stephanie Daniel Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN:
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Travelling at high speed in her beloved Hispano-Suiza, accompanied by her maid and trusted companion, Dot; her two adoptive daughters, Jane and Ruth; and their dog, Molly, The Hon Miss Phryne Fisher is off to Queenscliff. She'd promised everyone a nice holiday by the sea with absolutely no murders, but when they arrive at their rented accommodation that doesn't seem likely at all. An empty house, a gang of teenage louts, a fisherboy saved, and the mystery of a missing butler and his wife seem to lead inexorably towards a hunt for buried treasure by the sea. But what information might the curious Surrealists be able to contribute? Phryne knows to what depths people will sink for greed but with a glass of champagne in one hand and a pearl-handled Beretta in the other, no-one is getting past her.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 2/17/2014

    " Another good book in the Phrynne Fisher series. This one takes place at a seaside resort. Phyrnne and her family have leased a house for the holidays. Unfortunately, when they arrive there is no one to greet them. The cook and butler have disappeared. The holiday turns out to be a working one when she has to solve several mysteries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jodi | 2/17/2014

    " It took me a while to get into this book about Phryne Fisher, a private detective flapper who is quite the woman and someone I think I would like personally. But I didn't feel that the mystery was particularly strong here. In fact, I wasn't altogether certain what the mystery was. When she arrives at the vacation home she's borrowing, the caretakers are not only missing but appear to have scarpered off. Only they left their beloved dog. Meanwhile, there is no cook, plenty of surrealists and lots of free flowing alcohol. Strong narration here but weak story. I think I would like to start with earlier books and learn more about this strong woman who is well aware of her sexuality and doesn't hesitate to use it. She is also well aware of her brains and her money and doesn't stint on those either! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stven | 2/13/2014

    " The inimitable Phryne Fisher gets up to many of her usual tricks while on holiday at the seaside. The omitted tricks, like the absent members of the usual cast of characters, are not much missed in the swirl of events. A worthy entry in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vera | 2/1/2014

    " I love Phryne and her household. This time Phryne and her daughters, and of course with Dot, head to the shore for a vacation. Things never go easy for this group, but the mystery is solved, of course, and they make new friends. Another good episode in this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yellowoasis | 1/27/2014

    " This is the cosiest of cosies, something of a pastiche of 1920s crime novels. I found it engaging if a bit unbelievable, but it was nonetheless an enjoyable romp. I did think Miss Phryne was a bit too good to be true, and all that food! An unchallenging read that did not require too much heavy lifting on the part of the reader. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christa L | 1/22/2014

    " This is an easy on the brain mystery with nice period detail. However the story was very loose, it really had no plot. I felt that the author was just entertaining herself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise Parr | 1/17/2014

    " A very good series taking place in post-WWI Australia. Interesting characters and a wide range of crimes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 12/31/2013

    " Fun book. I hadn't read one of the Phryne Fisher's mysteries for a while. Also contained a couple of recipes I'm going to try. I'll have to look up 'Noyau' "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 12/14/2013

    " Another fun Phryne Fisher book. This one, for some reason, was about 25% about food. With Phryne it is all about what she is wearing, what her friends and family are up to, and what interesting characters she will run into. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 June | 12/10/2013

    " This is just as good as the rest of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorna | 12/8/2013

    " Probably my favorite Phryne Fisher novel. Sad that I've gone through almost all of the series and hope that there are more soon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sam | 9/28/2013

    " I liked but it was a bit slow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tasula | 6/9/2013

    " Another enjoyable, rather uplifting Phryne Fisher mystery, set in Australia in 1930s. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila Beaumont | 1/6/2013

    " One of the best in this reliably lighthearted, upbeat Australian series. It's the last installment to date, so I hope we'll see another Phryne Fisher mystery before too long. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bluesky | 2/25/2012

    " I love sharing my time off with Phryne and her engaging entourage of friends, employees and misfits. Dead Man's Chest is one of my favourites in the Phryne Fisher series - it's relaxing, funny, slightly educational and altogether enjoyable. A bit like Kerry Greenwood herself, I imagine. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vanialee | 2/18/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book and it is the second book that I have read by this Author, So I got to know the main character a bit better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 12/13/2011

    " I love these Phryne Fisher mysteries, the characters are strong, and the stories excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Smatzny | 8/9/2011

    " This is the 18th book in the Phryne Fisher Mystery series. This time Phryne and her family are on a holiday in Queenscliff. No murder this time just missing servants. Both of the daughters, Jane and Ruth, start to come into their own. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rach | 7/25/2011

    " What's not to love about Phryne Fisher? Another excellent adventure of mystery and intrigue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 5/13/2011

    " Kerry Greenwood never fails me. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 4/27/2011

    " Dead Man's Chest marks my introduction to the Phryne Fisher series - and quite an enjoyable intro it was. The characters have depth, the sense of holiday almost palpable and the ending tied up well. This story is a quick, "beach" read. Enjoy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 3/23/2011

    " Kerry Greenwood never fails me. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenne | 3/17/2011

    " One of my favorites of the series so far. Lots of delicious food and fabulous outfits and rescuing people and other people getting their comeuppances. Plus Surrealists!
    It was just the perfect thing to read in the park on a sunny afternoon. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michele | 2/4/2011

    " I liked the main character mostly and I got a kick out of the '20's setting but I found the main character a bit shallow and the plot contrived. But it was not a waste of time either and I requested another in this series. I found reading this a bit like eating potato chips: ok but not a main meal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vanialee | 1/12/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book and it is the second book that I have read by this Author, So I got to know the main character a bit better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise | 1/5/2011

    " A very good series taking place in post-WWI Australia. Interesting characters and a wide range of crimes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marci | 12/30/2010

    " This is my first Phryne Fisher mystery, and while I think the book is extremely well written, I just don't care for the character enough to read any further entries in this series. For this time period, I greatly prefer Charles Todd or Jacqueline Winspear's books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christa | 12/16/2010

    " This is an easy on the brain mystery with nice period detail. However the story was very loose, it really had no plot. I felt that the author was just entertaining herself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dianne | 11/27/2010

    " Enjoyed this mystery, as always with Ms. Greenwood. I'm sure part my attraction to Phryne Fisher is the allure of being a woman of independent means in a time period that allowed for such a gracious style of living. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 June | 11/17/2010

    " This is just as good as the rest of the series. "

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About the Author
Author Kerry Greenwood

Kerry Greenwood was born in Footscray, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, and after wandering far and wide, she returned to live there. She has degrees in English and law from Melbourne University and was admitted to the legal profession in 1982. She is the author of many crime novels, science fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books, as well as a number of plays. She has won numerous awards, including the Aurealis Award for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction, Young Adult Division, Best Novel, 1996; and the Davitt Award in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2003 she was awarded the Ned Kelly Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Crime Writers Association of Australia.