Super-sleuth Phryne Fisher steps, like an elegant cat, through this, her ninth adventure.

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 which solve the crime - and all for the price of a song. . . .

Author

Kerry Greenwood

Kerry Greenwood was born in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray and after wandering far and wide, she returned to live there. She has a degree in English and Law from Melbourne University and was admitted to the legal profession on the 1st April 1982, a day which she finds both soothing and significant. Kerry has written twenty novels, a number of plays, including The Troubadours with Stephen D'Arcy, is an award-winning children's writer and has edited and contributed to several anthologies. In 1996 she published a book of essays on female murderers called Things She Loves: Why women Kill. The Phryne Fisher series (pronounced Fry-knee, to rhyme with briny) began in 1989 with Cocaine Blues which was a great success. Kerry has written fifteen books in this series with no sign yet of Miss Fisher hanging up her pearl-handled pistol. Kerry says that as long as people want to read them, she can keep writing them. Kerry Greenwood has worked as a folk singer, factory hand, director, producer, translator, costume-maker, cook and is currently a solicitor. When she is not writing, she works as a locum solicitor for the Victorian Legal Aid. She is also the unpaid curator of seven thousand books, three cats (Attila, Belladonna and Ashe) and a computer called Apple (which squeaks). She embroiders very well but cannot knit. She has flown planes and leapt out of them (with a parachute) in an attempt to cure her fear of heights (she is now terrified of jumping out of planes but can climb ladders without fear). She can detect second-hand bookshops from blocks away and is often found within them. For fun Kerry reads science fiction/fantasy and detective stories. She is not married, has no children and lives with a registered wizard. When she is not doing any of the above she stares blankly out of the window.

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Series: Corinna Chapman

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7
2019
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6
2011
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5
2009
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4
2007
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3
2006
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2
2005
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1
2004

Series: Phyrne Fisher

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20
2013
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19
2012
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18
2010
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17
2008
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16
2006
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15
2005
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14
2004
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13
2003
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12
2002
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11
2001
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10
1999
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9
1997
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8
1996
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7
1995
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6
1994
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5
1993
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4
1992
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2
1992
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1
1991

Series: Sherlock Holmes

Blog 2018 Reading Reminiscences
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 7, 2019
Review Sherlock Holmes, The Australian Casebook, ed Christopher Sequiera
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Blog #amreading Sherlock Holmes, The Australian Casebook, edited by Christopher Sequeira
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Review MURDER AND MENDELSSOHN, Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Blog CR - Murder and Mendelssohn, Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Review IF I TELL YOU... I'LL HAVE TO KILL YOU - Michael Robotham (editor)
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Blog CR - If I Tell You.....
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Blog If I Tell You ... I'll Have to Kill You coming soon
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Review TAMAM SHUD - THE SOMERTON MAN MYSTERY - Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Blog CR - Tamam Shud, Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Monday, February 25, 2013
Review UNNATURAL HABITS - Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Blog CR - Unnatural Habits, Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 14, 2013
Review COCAINE BLUES - Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 30, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Cocaine Blues, Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Review DEAD MAN'S CHEST - Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Review OUT OF THE BLACK LAND - Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Friday, January 7, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Out of the Black Land, Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Monday, November 22, 2010
Review CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC, edited by Stuart Coupe, Julie Ogden & Robert Hood
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Blog Added to MtTBR - Crosstown Traffic Robert Hood, Spies, Lies & Watching Eyes Melissa Chan and Case Reopened Stuart Coupe
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Review FORBIDDEN FRUIT, Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Forbidden Fruit, Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Review MURDER ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT - Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 21, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Murder on a Midsummer Night, Kerry Greenwood
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Review MEANER THAN FICTION - Lindy Cameron (ed)
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Meaner than Fiction, Lindy Cameron
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Review MURDER ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT - Kerry Greenwood
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Saturday, November 1, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - Crosstown Traffic edited by Stuart Coupe, Julie Ogden & Robert Hood
Karen Chisholm
Friday, October 31, 2008
Review SHADOW ALLEY - Lucy Sussex
Karen Chisholm
Monday, September 17, 2007
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