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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (533 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: March 2009 ISBN:
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The sassy Phryne Fisher comes to Sydney! This is the 10th Phryne Fisher mystery.

Phryne Fisher has plans for her Sydney sojourn, but they begin to go awry when Phryne's maid discovers that her respectable sister Joan has left her family for the murky nightlife on the Cross...and then postponed again because Phyrne is definitely not the woman to say 'no' when two delightful young men are on their knees, begging for her help in finding their friend innocent of theft.

It all sounds simple enough as Phryne sets investigations into motion. But when greed and fear are the motivating factors, people become ruthless and Phyrne quickly finds herself enmeshed in blackmail, secrets, lies and the dangerous influences of deep magic. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 2/16/2014

    " Another thoroughly entertaining Phryne Fisher mystery. I enjoyed this one immensely as it contains some Sydney history and Phyrne visits Manly, where I live so I particularly liked that! I often find the 'winding up of the mystery' in this series a bit convoluted, there is always alot of action, conjecture and confusion during Phryne's summations that I am never entirely certain who did what and why but I don't mind, the adventure is always a bit of fun and Phyrne's hedonistic ways are always a laugh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 2/11/2014

    " Found this one harder slog than usual... Not the best Phryne. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 1/28/2014

    " I didn't enjoy this one as much as the others although the story was still quite strong. Loved the background bit about the Sydney Harbour bridge just being built! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 1/28/2014

    " a fun read. this series literally transports you to Australia with a heroine that has a devil-may-care attitude about everything. The characters are enjoyable; the stories are interesting; it's nice to have a fast read that usually has an ending where all's well that ends well! This book takes Phyrne to Sydney to investigate a theft at a college; helps Dot out w/her sister problems; Phyrne finds a new lover of the moment; all is solved in the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chi Dubinski | 1/24/2014

    " Phryne Fisher investigates a scandal at a college while attending a cricket match. Her maid Dot's sister is missing, and implores Phryne to find her. Lots of Australian local color and the free-spirited Phryne is always fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/16/2014

    " yet another insight into australia culture - cricket and sydney! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lorna | 1/15/2014

    " Probably my least favorite Phryne Fisher mystery so far... The magical elements were too far out there for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mel | 12/25/2013

    " Not my favourite Phryne by a long shot - but still pleasant and easy - just what I needed right now. Maybe something a bit gritty next? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bev Hankins | 12/16/2013

    " Phryne Fisher in an academic mystery. Just can't get better than that, in my opinion "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leesa | 12/10/2013

    " Slowly reading through the series, I enjoy the novels "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gina | 11/9/2013

    " Another Phryne Fisher mystery. This time it takes place in Sydney instead of Melbourne. It offers a great historical portrait of Sydney during the building of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miette | 11/7/2013

    " Love this series. Such a great character. I'm looking forward to the TV version, but with a little trepidation because if they don't get Phryne right, I'll be highly disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 10/24/2013

    " These are quirky and a bit odd, which is probably why I like them. Good audiobook fare. Even though she a bit of a nutcase, I quite like Phryony Fisher! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 5/22/2013

    " Fun, fluffy detective story with a heroine that is too cool to be true. While there is always a bit of the unbelievable in these mysteries, this one takes it to a new level. There is a fair amount of cricket in this story so if you're not into it, you might get bored with those parts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 NickiUK | 1/28/2013

    " A deceptive title - no actual cricket death at all and the mystery wasn't anything to do with the cricket - and again not the best of the Phryne Fisher books. Too many characters with not enough to distinguish them from each other. Hoping the next book will be back to the usual standard! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dale | 12/17/2012

    " Dot's sister is missing and a univeristy safe in the Dean's officer has been broken into--A hodgepodge of items are missing exams and and Egyptian scroll and more. Phrye's usualy style saves the day "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M | 11/7/2012

    " Another enjoyable tale about Phryne, set in Melbourne and encountering some very dubious dabblers in the occult. Phryne gives advice and help to various students and helps Dot to track down her sister. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele bookloverforever | 7/1/2012

    " The Phryne Fisher series is set in 1929-1931 Australia. Phryne does it all: owns and flies her own small plane, owns/drives a sports car, adopted 2 stray girls and a maid. In this book Phryne travels to Sydney and stumbles into a university murder/theft and solves both. Amusing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 1/16/2012

    " On par with the first couple of books in the series. One scene that had me raising an eyebrow, but not enough to ruin the rest of the book. And I always like when Dot has a bit more of a role; it feels like Phryne is a little more focused when Dot is around more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ed | 12/4/2011

    " A lot of cricket, a bit of sex, Sydney in the late 1920s a place that seemed to be a combination of the frontier West and the ivy covered walls of academe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 11/4/2011

    " I love Agatha Christie but don't read usually read mysteries beyond that. I loved Phryne Fisher though! This was the first book I read in the series and look forward to picking up more. Phyrne is a go-get-em Australian lady who solves her own mysteries, has fantastic sex, and enjoys her wealth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenne | 7/26/2011

    " Hm, this is the first book I've ever read that had a sex scene where the people were trapped in a well beneath a wine cellar. And it was actually kind of hot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendroz | 5/19/2011

    " Interesting mystery starring a Phyrne, an Australian character. The story really kept my interest "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 4/15/2011

    " The Phryne Fisher series is set in 1929-1931 Australia. Phryne does it all: owns and flies her own small plane, owns/drives a sports car, adopted 2 stray girls and a maid. In this book Phryne travels to Sydney and stumbles into a university murder/theft and solves both. Amusing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miette | 4/7/2011

    " Love this series. Such a great character. I'm looking forward to the TV version, but with a little trepidation because if they don't get Phryne right, I'll be highly disappointed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lorna | 3/29/2011

    " Probably my least favorite Phryne Fisher mystery so far... The magical elements were too far out there for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 2/7/2011

    " These are quirky and a bit odd, which is probably why I like them. Good audiobook fare. Even though she a bit of a nutcase, I quite like Phryony Fisher! "

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

    " On par with the first couple of books in the series. One scene that had me raising an eyebrow, but not enough to ruin the rest of the book. And I always like when Dot has a bit more of a role; it feels like Phryne is a little more focused when Dot is around more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 10/22/2009

    " Fun, fluffy detective story with a heroine that is too cool to be true. While there is always a bit of the unbelievable in these mysteries, this one takes it to a new level. There is a fair amount of cricket in this story so if you're not into it, you might get bored with those parts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M | 8/5/2009

    " Another enjoyable tale about Phryne, set in Melbourne and encountering some very dubious dabblers in the occult. Phryne gives advice and help to various students and helps Dot to track down her sister. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicki | 6/13/2009

    " A deceptive title - no actual cricket death at all and the mystery wasn't anything to do with the cricket - and again not the best of the Phryne Fisher books. Too many characters with not enough to distinguish them from each other. Hoping the next book will be back to the usual standard! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dale | 1/20/2009

    " Dot's sister is missing and a univeristy safe in the Dean's officer has been broken into--A hodgepodge of items are missing exams and and Egyptian scroll and more. Phrye's usualy style saves the day "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenne | 12/27/2008

    " Hm, this is the first book I've ever read that had a sex scene where the people were trapped in a well beneath a wine cellar. And it was actually kind of hot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 11/5/2008

    " I didn't enjoy this one as much as the others although the story was still quite strong. Loved the background bit about the Sydney Harbour bridge just being built! "

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About the Author
Author Kerry Greenwood

Kerry Greenwood was born in Australia and has degrees in English and law from Melbourne University. She is a multiple-award-winning novelist, playwright, and children’s author. In 2003 she was awarded the Crime Writers Association of Australia’s Ned Kelly Award for lifetime contribution.