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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (542 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: December 2007 ISBN:
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The divine Phryne Fisher returns in the 15th seductive installment in the classic Phryne Fisher whodunnit series. This one includes shipboard romances, champagne cocktails, erotic photographers, jealous husbands, mickey finns, blackmail, and attempted murder.

A succession of jewelry thefts from first-class passengers is hardly the best advertisement for a cruise liner, particularly when it is likely that it is a passenger who is doing the stealing. Phryne Fisher, with her Lulu bob, green eyes, Cupid's bow lips and Chanel traveling suits, is exactly the sort of elegant sleuth to take on a ring of jewelry thieves on the high seas - or at least, aboard the SS Hinemoa on a luxury cruise to New Zealand. With the Maharani - the Great Queen of Sapphires - as the bait, Phryne rises magnificently to the challenge. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Francisco | 2/3/2014

    " Upper class passengers getting robbed and the cruiseline company's insurance hire Ms. Fisher to find the robber, so they don't have to pay out for the expesive jewels taken. So, the Queen of Flowers sets said with her companion, Dot, on the SS Hinemoa to New Zealand. To catch a thief with the Maharani as bait and an interesting cast of characters at table 3, Ms. Fisher shall catch the culprit and learn a few things about the Titanic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 1/29/2014

    " I love these books. It's like Nancy Drew grew up, turned slightly naughty and became Austrailian. This one takes place on a cruise. The characters are fascinating and well-drawn. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachael | 1/27/2014

    " Phryne is my guilty pleasure but I don't recommend this one, even to fans. It's all set on a cruise from Australia o NZ, but because it's all in one setting it sort of goes nowhere (pun intended). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 1/26/2014

    " This series improves as it goes along, there was a much more limited cast of characters and the fact it all course on a ship made it all the better! Thoroughly entertaining! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie_ian_curtis | 12/28/2013

    " for some reason i didnt enjoy this as much as other Phryne series.maybe it was because it took so long for Phryne to solve the case. the talking between characters at dinner just annoyed me. long drawn out conversations.Phryne still shags guys wears nice clothes carrys her gun drinks cocktails etc but something was missing for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 12/26/2013

    " Entertaining and light-hearted - might have to start reading from the beginning of the series! Good mystery series for those looking for cozies - but not the endless craft or food series that seem to be so popular lately. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michele bookloverforever | 12/17/2013

    " pleasant "cozy" mystery set in the 20's & 30's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate Bolton | 10/25/2013

    " Just re-read this and it was like visiting an old friend. I always enjoy Phryne's adventures and intrigues! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 9/25/2013

    " These books are so much fun. They are very stylized. I love it that Kerry Greenwood does so much research. How many other frivolous mystery stories come with a bibliography? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenne | 9/1/2013

    " Oh, this is one of my favorite so far in the series! It was really nice to have a change of scene and the New Zealand cruise ship was a perfect choice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 6/17/2013

    " How have I not heard of this series before? I'm going to the library this afternoon to look for more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannan | 4/25/2013

    " I love this character Phryne Fisher who is a private detective in Australia in the 1930's. She's sophisticated, smart, rich, independent, and beautiful. Who wouldn't want to be her? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris Chipps | 1/23/2013

    " Phryne is a remarkably independent woman of the 1920s who has the means to do whatever she likes. Escapism and pure fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tasula | 1/19/2013

    " Another fun, lighthearted mystery. Phryne Fisher, sleuth, is asked to solve a gem-snatching scheme aboard a cruise ship off Australia/New Zealand. Greenwood's Phryne Fisher mysteries are always enjoyable and make you feel good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peg Lotvin | 11/9/2012

    " Just fun, light summer read, glimpses of life of the well-to-do between the great wars, with a cozy murder mystery to tie it all together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 6/10/2012

    " Set on a ship sailing from Australia to New Zealand this story had Maori history and stories about luxury liner disasters mixed into it. The mystery was a jewel thief, but another crime gets mixed in as well. As always Phryne figures it all out by the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stven | 4/28/2012

    " Another good story with my favorite Australian sleuth. Not among her best, but still with lots of good moments. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 4/19/2012

    " Great fun, still thinking about it 3 months later. Listened to the audio book I picked up in the middle of nowhere. 1920s setting, classic light mystery, fun characters with good pacing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie Holmes | 4/9/2012

    " She's like Phillip Marlowe with ovaries......and a bit more glamour. Very very fun. :) Cognac anyone? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 8/6/2011

    " Phryne Fisher is true to form in this 15th entry in the series. She's been hired to find out who is stealing jewels from first class passengers on the SS Hinemoa. The cruise to New Zealand is fascinating good fun, the characters are charming, and the plot reasonably satisfying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 6/22/2011

    " Fun little mystery with a well-to-do heroine of an unconventional nature. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rae | 4/29/2011

    " I've now read quite a few of the Phryne Fisher series and they are all very entertaining. They are set in Australia, late 1920s, and this one also has New Zealand connections, making it especially interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tasula | 3/31/2011

    " Another fun, lighthearted mystery. Phryne Fisher, sleuth, is asked to solve a gem-snatching scheme aboard a cruise ship off Australia/New Zealand. Greenwood's Phryne Fisher mysteries are always enjoyable and make you feel good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michele | 2/13/2011

    " pleasant "cozy" mystery set in the 20's & 30's. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 10/15/2010

    " I love these books. It's like Nancy Drew grew up, turned slightly naughty and became Austrailian. This one takes place on a cruise. The characters are fascinating and well-drawn. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peg | 9/24/2010

    " Just fun, light summer read, glimpses of life of the well-to-do between the great wars, with a cozy murder mystery to tie it all together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenne | 2/18/2010

    " Oh, this is one of my favorite so far in the series! It was really nice to have a change of scene and the New Zealand cruise ship was a perfect choice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 12/5/2009

    " Phryne Fisher is true to form in this 15th entry in the series. She's been hired to find out who is stealing jewels from first class passengers on the SS Hinemoa. The cruise to New Zealand is fascinating good fun, the characters are charming, and the plot reasonably satisfying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 6/30/2009

    " Fun little mystery with a well-to-do heroine of an unconventional nature. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela | 6/2/2009

    " I absolutely loved this vintage mystery. It has everything a mystery lover could want and the series is one of the best among historical and vintage mysteries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stven | 5/17/2009

    " Another good story with my favorite Australian sleuth. Not among her best, but still with lots of good moments. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kimberly | 5/7/2009

    " Found this on an endcap at the library. Knew nothing about it and thought I would try it. Took me over a month to read because I just couldn't get into it. I only have about 30 pages left but just can't finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannan | 4/10/2009

    " I love this character Phryne Fisher who is a private detective in Australia in the 1930's. She's sophisticated, smart, rich, independent, and beautiful. Who wouldn't want to be her? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 4/7/2009

    " I liked this! Will have to read some more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 2/26/2009

    " Entertaining and light-hearted - might have to start reading from the beginning of the series! Good mystery series for those looking for cozies - but not the endless craft or food series that seem to be so popular lately. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris | 2/11/2009

    " Phryne is a remarkably independent woman of the 1920s who has the means to do whatever she likes. Escapism and pure fun! "

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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.