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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (450 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 2008 ISBN:
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The fabulous Phryne - she of the Lulu bob, Cupid's Bow lips and a pearl-handled pistol in her garter - is back! The 1920s most elegant and irrepressible sleuth returns for her 17th adventure.

Melbourne, Australia, 1929. The year starts off for glamorous private investigator Phryne Fisher with a rather trying heat wave and more mysteries than you could prod a parasol at. Simultaneously investigating the apparent suicide death of a man on St Kilda beach and trying to find a lost, illegimate child who could be heir to a wealthy old woman's fortune, Phryne needs all her wits about her, particularly when she has to tangle with a group of thoroughly unpleasant Bright Young Things.

But Phryne Fisher is a force of nature, and takes in her elegant stride what might make others quail, including terrifying seances, ghosts, Kif smokers, the threat of human sacrifices, dubious spirit guides and maps to buried pirate treasure... Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Viccy | 2/14/2014

    " Phryne Fisher is my absolute favorite character in literature today. I adore her; I want to be her in my next life. She has it all and flaunts it because she knows how temporal and fleeting life is. This was another winner of a book. It is New Year's in Melbourne and hot, very hot. It's like July in Dallas, Texas with a hot wind blowing all the time to make you mad. Phryne has to solve the murder of young man who runs an antique store and find a missing heir. All the favorite characters are there: Jack Robinson, Bert and Cec, Mr. and Mrs. Butler, Dot, along with Ruth and Jane and, of course, Lei Chung. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachael | 2/13/2014

    " Good old Phryne. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ralf Demuth | 2/6/2014

    " Interesting mixture of upper class English and Australian slang but it took me too long to accept the manners of Miss Fisher, so I think I'll leave this series alone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edie | 1/30/2014

    " Despite all my best efforts I am totally glomming this series, and I am nearly out of books in it!! :( *SNIFF* "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane Betz | 1/29/2014

    " fun, I needed this to counteract Postwar... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 1/29/2014

    " I enjoy reading about this wealthy flapper who solves mysteries. This one was a little convoluted or perhaps I just was too distracted by life. I didn't like it as much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Smatzny | 1/25/2014

    " This is the 17th book in the Phryne Fisher Mystery series. It is set at the beginning of 1929 in Australia. This time Phryne has two mysteries to solve - a murder and a missing child. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liza | 1/11/2014

    " A solid Phryne Fisher novel. I give it 3.5 stars. The double mystery plays well, and the narrative vignettes at the beginning of each chapter conclude very satisfactorily at the end of the novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Francisco | 1/3/2014

    " Book #17 starts 1929 and a new murder investigation in the form of Mrs. Manifold's son "accidental" drowning. After almost dying at the Last Best Party of 1928, Phryne not only takes this case, but also the mystery of the putatuve child and family secrets. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 E Goldberg | 12/30/2013

    " What a surprise to find a modern author that can still handle the English language. Surely 'American' and English have parted company. Imagine: There are still authors producing good reading with a good vocabulary, good grammar, and the ability to plot and carry a narrative. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eugenia | 12/24/2013

    " Ehh, it was okay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bev Hankins | 12/23/2013

    " I love Phryne. She is a grown-up's Nancy Drew. She's sophisticated and daring, rich and ribald, wise and witty, and able to keep up with boys even better than Nancy ever did. The plots are never all that intricate, but they're so much fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 12/11/2013

    " A lovely light interlude. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tasula | 9/29/2013

    " Usual pleasant mystery, always fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Esther | 8/14/2013

    " Intriguing book, kept my interest throughout. Only one scene I thought crass and unnecessary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 3/21/2013

    " Loved it. Perfect read for a snowy day. Old-fashioned mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 12/20/2012

    " Phryne is at it again. I thought this an especially good one in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele bookloverforever | 12/10/2012

    " Phryne solves the question of was it suicide or murder? It was' murder. Who did it and why? Phryne finds out dealing with thugs and anarchists along the way. Phryne is a courageious, emancipated woman living in 1929/1930 Melbourne, Australia. Amusing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miriam | 9/12/2012

    " Probably the coziest of the Fisher mysteries -- fewer violent attacks, more staying home with Phryne's piecemeal family and eating lavish meals (accompanied, as always, by staggering amounts of coffee and gin). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean Sheldon | 7/13/2012

    " Another great adventure with the always alluring and adventurous Aussie detective, Phryne Fisher. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 7/4/2012

    " Another good read from Kerry Greenwood. Dealing with archeaological artifacts, amongst other things. Phryne has moved into 1929. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolien | 7/3/2012

    " Phrynne is always entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 P.D. Martin | 12/12/2011

    " This is actually the first of Kerry's books I've read! I very much enjoyed the characters and writing, and can see why Kerry's books are so popular. Having said that, it's not my 'cup of tea' - I prefer modern forensic-based books and police procedurals. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 11/15/2011

    " The Phryne Fisher books are usually a fun and engaging read, but I found this one a little slow in parts. I much preferred others such as Murder in Montparnasse, Queen of the Flowers and The Green Hill Murders. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tasula | 4/17/2011

    " Usual pleasant mystery, always fun. "

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

    " Phryne solves the question of was it suicide or murder? It was' murder. Who did it and why? Phryne finds out dealing with thugs and anarchists along the way. Phryne is a courageious, emancipated woman living in 1929/1930 Melbourne, Australia. Amusing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eunira | 12/1/2010

    " Kerry Greenwood is a delight to read - I love analysing the vocabulary she uses in(English is not my mother tongue).
    One example:
    "Her burned epidermis had already begun to desquamate". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean | 4/16/2010

    " Another great adventure with the always alluring and adventurous Aussie detective, Phryne Fisher. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenne | 3/5/2010

    " There were two different plots in this one and I didn't especially care about either one, and I don't think the author did either. What it was really about, as far as I could tell, was How To Cope When it's Really Hot and You're Fabulous. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 2/10/2010

    " Loved it. Perfect read for a snowy day. Old-fashioned mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 E | 2/3/2010

    " What a surprise to find a modern author that can still handle the English language. Surely 'American' and English have parted company. Imagine: There are still authors producing good reading with a good vocabulary, good grammar, and the ability to plot and carry a narrative. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liza | 1/28/2010

    " A solid Phryne Fisher novel. I give it 3.5 stars. The double mystery plays well, and the narrative vignettes at the beginning of each chapter conclude very satisfactorily at the end of the novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bluesky | 12/5/2009

    " Kerry Greenwood would be good fun at a party I'm sure! Her lead character Phryne Fisher is written with panache and sparkle and is always enjoyable to follow in story.

    As with previous Phryne Fisher books, there is the added pleasure of discovering a 1920s Australia.

    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 11/4/2009

    " I enjoy reading about this wealthy flapper who solves mysteries. This one was a little convoluted or perhaps I just was too distracted by life. I didn't like it as much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 P.D. | 10/19/2009

    " This is actually the first of Kerry's books I've read! I very much enjoyed the characters and writing, and can see why Kerry's books are so popular. Having said that, it's not my 'cup of tea' - I prefer modern forensic-based books and police procedurals. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 8/11/2009

    " fun, I needed this to counteract Postwar... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carl | 7/16/2009

    " Excellent of type. Greenwood has the ability to transform her writing in a way that adds to the readers' feeling for the period in which the story is set--in this case, early 1929, Melbourne Australia. "

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