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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (594 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: April 2009 ISBN:
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In investigating the poisoning of a young man in a bookshop at the Eastern Market, and the wrongful arrest of one Miss Sylvia Lee, Phryne Fisher is plunged into a world of Jewish politics, alchemy, poison, and chicken soup.

Stopping only for a brief but intensely erotic dalliance with the beautiful Simon Abrahams, Phryne picks her way through the mystery with help from the old faithfuls: Bert, Cec, Dot, and Detective Inspector Call Me Jack Robinson. But ultimately it is her stealth and wit that solve the crime - and all for the price of a song.... Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shirley | 2/18/2014

    " Always stumbled whenever I read the main characters name -- how to pronounce Phryne? The book characters are a bit stiff and revolves around cultures/phrases/mannerisms unfamiliar to me and this is a bit off putting to try to decifer while wanting only to enjoy the story. "

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

    " One of a series of mysteries that take place in 1920s Australia. The heroine is an attractive, spunky, independent, and compassionate woman. The stories take place in Melbourne and offer a picture of life in Australia during that time period. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 1/23/2014

    " Very interesting mystery...the main character is everything a single woman would want to be...rich, pretty, kind and smart. There were some racy parts but generaly the mystery was the focus. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 1/14/2014

    " Thoroughly enjoyable as usual - I love this series. A nice light break. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 1/12/2014

    " What seems like excellent insight into the Jewish community in Melbourne in the 20s. I felt like I was there, already! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/7/2014

    " Another interesting look into yet another facet for 1920s Australia - this time Jewish australians "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 12/28/2013

    " Good light murder mystery reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 NickiUK | 12/23/2013

    " Not my favourite of the Phryne Fisher series. I read these for the light mystery tone and this one got bogged down in Jewish theology. "

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

    " I still like this series quite a bit but the "theme" of this mystery was the Jewish community, which like the Oriental community theme of a couple of books back, leaves me a bit meh. I think the author means well, but the way she makes "foreigners" exotic is noticeable and uncomfortable for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginger Zancanella | 5/10/2013

    " My favorite Phryne book thus far with not a lot of fluff and in depth information on the Jewish religion, belief system, and ideals. I love learning a bit of history while enjoying a good murder mystery! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 4/30/2013

    " 1920s Melbourne is a great setting for a story. And Phryne Fisher is a very cool heroine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 4/7/2013

    " This is the first Phryne Fisher book I've read and it was fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tasula | 2/25/2013

    " I liked the first Kerry Greenwood "Phryne Fisher" book I read, and now I read one of her mysteries every few weeks- it cheers me up- it's light and gentle (despite the murders). In 1928 Melbourne Australia, she is a modern woman- an amateur private eye who takes interesting lovers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 12/18/2012

    " A good read if you like mysteries with a surprie who did it. There are a few good red herrings and the author did her research on the subject "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 10/11/2012

    " I actually guessed the killer. I never do that because I don't actually try. I just passively listen to the audiobook. Hmmmm. I guess this book was ok. It just felt like it was missing something. Too much history, not enough story or character... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 9/21/2012

    " Another fun romp through jazz-age Australia. Phryne learns about the Jewish community, which is a little stereotypical and didactic, but still an interesting setting for the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 6/21/2012

    " Great reads - all these Phryne Fisher "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michele bookloverforever | 5/18/2012

    " cozy mystery. I enjoy the main character quite a bit. this is one in a series featuring Miss Phryne Fisher. A bit formulaic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 4/29/2012

    " Yet another charming Phryne Fisher tale. This one explores the Jewish community in Australia in the 20s. "

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

    " I thought this a really lovely read by the fire with a glass of read wine book. The characters were charming, the plot rollocking and thera is one I love a bit of glamour of the 20's and all set on home ground. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 10/17/2011

    " I have to say that I *love* the Phryne Fisher series but this is the only one that dragged a bit - the science/Jewish angle just didn't catch my attention. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terri | 5/24/2011

    " Phryne Fisher investigates a murder surrounded by Jewish Mysticism, Kabbalah, Alchemy and Zionism. Another lover as well - which is getting a bit tedious. I like the characters and this story had some fun moments but not as 'tight' of a story as I would ahve liked "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tasula | 5/15/2011

    " I liked the first Kerry Greenwood "Phryne Fisher" book I read, and now I read one of her mysteries every few weeks- it cheers me up- it's light and gentle (despite the murders). In 1928 Melbourne Australia, she is a modern woman- an amateur private eye who takes interesting lovers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 4/9/2011

    " This is the first Phryne Fisher book I've read and it was fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michele | 2/20/2011

    " cozy mystery. I enjoy the main character quite a bit. this is one in a series featuring Miss Phryne Fisher. A bit formulaic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pauline | 12/3/2010

    " I enjoyed it, although it was not great literature. The main character was amusing and flamboyant. The Jewish angle was also interesting, but it was an ordinary mystery otherwise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 9/4/2010

    " Very interesting mystery...the main character is everything a single woman would want to be...rich, pretty, kind and smart. There were some racy parts but generaly the mystery was the focus. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shirley | 3/27/2010

    " Always stumbled whenever I read the main characters name -- how to pronounce Phryne? The book characters are a bit stiff and revolves around cultures/phrases/mannerisms unfamiliar to me and this is a bit off putting to try to decifer while wanting only to enjoy the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angeline | 2/21/2010

    " Another fun romp through jazz-age Australia. Phryne learns about the Jewish community, which is a little stereotypical and didactic, but still an interesting setting for the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 7/28/2009

    " What seems like excellent insight into the Jewish community in Melbourne in the 20s. I felt like I was there, already! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Romy | 6/18/2009

    " I thought this a really lovely read by the fire with a glass of read wine book. The characters were charming, the plot rollocking and thera is one I love a bit of glamour of the 20's and all set on home ground. "

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

    " Not my favourite of the Phryne Fisher series. I read these for the light mystery tone and this one got bogged down in Jewish theology. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 1/4/2009

    " I', still really enjoying this series, although I had the murderer pegged pretty early on... "

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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.