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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (690 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:
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The glorious Phryne Fisher returns to the spotlight in her seventh adventure. Fisher is an independent, unconventional PI with competence, unflappability and flamboyance in equal measures.

Running late to the Hinkler gala performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore, she meets some thugs in a dark alley and handles them convincingly before they can ruin her silver dress. Phryne then finds that she has rescued a gorgeous Chinese, Lin Chung, and his grandmother, and is briefly mistaken for a deity. Denying divinity but accepting cognac, she later continues safely to the theater. But it's an unexpected evening as her night is again interrupted by a most bizarre death onstage.

What links can Phryne possibly find between the ridiculously entertaining plot of Ruddigore, the city's Chinese community, and the actors treading the boards of His Majesty's Theatre? Drawn backstage and onstage, Phryne must solve an old murder and find a new murderer, and, of course, banish the theater's ghost, who seems likely to kill again.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Michele bookloverforever | 2/16/2014

    " I really enjoy this free living, free loving main character. She is fearless, smart, forward thinking, kindhearted and clever. good dresser and fashion forward as well. The peripheral characters are well drawn and the plots clever. This one celebrates Gilbert & Sullivan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jenne | 2/15/2014

    " This one is all based around a Gilbert & Sullivan opera company, which was fun. Reminds me of college. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Christine | 2/11/2014

    " Both a tribute to Gilbert & Sullivan and a mystery centered on some poisonings in a theater. Lots of petty and not-so-petty drama involving members of the cast. Phryne is at her elegant best, in every setting (from a street fight to a Cantonese restaurant to a theater gala to the grimy stage door). Greenwood is a simply marvelous writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lin Daniel | 2/10/2014

    " Transported back to the 1920s once again. The primary mystery is the usual death in unfortunate places, involving a theater group. The descriptions are convincing enough, I felt I should be sneezing from the dust. The saving of a Chinese grandmother brings in a set of characters and a story line that doesn't get developed until a bit later in the story, unlike some that have Phryne dealing with two mysteries at once. It was another can't put it down, if only to find out where this mysterious Chinese man fits into the story. All the loose ends are tidied up by the finish, so I could go to sleep. "

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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.