Phyrne Fisher https://www.austcrimefiction.org/ en The Lady with the Gun Asks the Questions, Kerry Greenwood https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/lady-gun-asks-questions-kerry-greenwood <div data-history-node-id="15609" class="node node--type-review node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">REVIEW</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item"><h2> The Lady with the Gun Asks the Questions, Kerry Greenwood </h2> </div> <div class="review-written-by field field--name-field-review-written-by field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Review Written By</div> <div class="field--item"><article typeof="schema:Person" about="/index.php/user/1"> <div class="field field--name-field-display-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Karen Chisholm</div> <ul class="social-media-links--platforms platforms inline horizontal"> <li> <a class="social-media-link-icon--twitter" href="https://www.twitter.com/kcfromaustcrime" > <span class='fab fa-twitter fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a class="social-media-link-icon--facebook" href="https://www.facebook.com/Austcrimefiction-301462913750409/" > <span class='fab fa-facebook fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a class="social-media-link-icon--email" href="mailto:karen@austcrimefiction.org" > <span class='fa fa-envelope fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> </ul> </article> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-post-date field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item">Friday, November 5, 2021</div> <div class="review-body-ds field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>A new collection of 17 short stories, 4 of which are previously unpublished, THE LADY WITH THE GUN ASKS THE QUESTIONS would be the perfect introduction point for anyone new to the Phryne Fisher series, or for those of us looking for a bit of diversion in unusual times.</p> <p>It's hard not to warm immediately to a world in which the cocktails are perfect; Phryne's hair even more so; the cars, houses and clothing spectacular; and the murders so frequent a moment's pause would have you wondering how there were any later day generations to be going on with. But, as with Midsomer, the death count isn't the point, the resolution is, and resolve things The Honorable Miss Phryne Fisher does, via her spectacular powers of observation and deduction, the occasional bit of dare-doing, and a lot of sass and sensuality.</p> <p>Worth reading the introduction to this collection as well, as Kerry Greenwood shares a little of how Phryne came to be, along with a gentle reminder that there is a bit of difference between the books (of which there are now 21 in the series) and the excellent and highly-entertaining television series (again it's hard to avoid a bit of Midsomer comparison here).</p> <p>If you've read the collection from 2008, A QUESTION OF DEATH, then a lot of these stories will be familiar, although edited to fit the chronology of this collection. Having done that I was pleasantly surprised to find that revisiting was just as enjoyable as the original read, and as always, peppered with dry wit, clever observations and a cool, calm, slightly detached singular disregard for fools and charlatans that's nicely refreshing in this age of ... well fools and charlatans at every turn.</p> <p>Good fun as always, THE LADY WITH THE GUN ASKS THE QUESTIONS is the perfect collection for fans of the series, or maybe as intro for those new to it. It's definitely designed for a bit of dipping into and out of, ideally reclined on a couch with cocktail of one's own making in hand.</p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-book-source-declaration field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Book Source Declaration</div> <div class="field--item">I received a copy of this book from the publisher or author.</div> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_15 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/lady-gun-asks-questions-kerry-greenwood" data-a2a-title="The Lady with the Gun Asks the Questions, Kerry Greenwood"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.austcrimefiction.org%2Freview%2Flady-gun-asks-questions-kerry-greenwood&amp;title=The%20Lady%20with%20the%20Gun%20Asks%20the%20Questions%2C%20Kerry%20Greenwood"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_email"></a></span> </div> </div> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--4"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BOOK DETAILS</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-field-book field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><div data-history-node-id="15419" class="row bs-2col node node--type-books node--view-mode-blogged-books"> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--left"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--2"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BOOK INFORMATION</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-field-book-cover field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="/book/lady-gun-asks-questions" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/book-covers/lady-with-gun-asks-questions.jpg?itok=ojy4UGjC" width="144" height="220" alt="The Lady with the Gun Asks the Questions" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-aka field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">AKA</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item">The Ultimate Miss Phryne Fisher Story Collection</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Author</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/author/kerry-greenwood" hreflang="en">Kerry Greenwood</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">ISBN</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item">9781760878191</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-year-of-publication field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Year of Publication</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5200" hreflang="en">2021</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-series field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Series</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1683" hreflang="en">Phyrne Fisher</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-book-number-in-series- field--type-integer field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Book Number (in series)</div> <div class="field--item">23</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--right"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--3"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BLURB</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The elegant Miss Phryne Fisher returns in this scintillating collection, featuring four brand-new stories.</p> <p>The Honourable Phryne Fisher - she of the Lulu bob, Cupid's Bow lips, diamante garters and pearl-handled pistol - is the 1920s' most elegant and irrepressible sleuth.</p> <p>Miss Phryne Fisher is up to her stunning green eyes in intriguing crime in each of these entertaining, fun and compulsively readable stories. With the ever-loyal Dot, the ingenious Mr Butler and all of Phryne's friends and household, the action is as fast as Phryne's wit and logic.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2318" hreflang="en">#review</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2387" hreflang="en">Review</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2331" hreflang="en">#crimefiction</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2320" hreflang="en">Crime Fiction</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2319" hreflang="en">#terroraustralis</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Australia</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/646" hreflang="en">Kerry Greenwood</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3679" hreflang="en">Phyrne Fisher</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5502" hreflang="en">The Lady With the Gun Asks the Questions</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="js-form-wrapper form-wrapper form-item js-form-item panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--5"> <div class="panel-heading"> <a aria-controls="bootstrap-panel--5--content" aria-expanded="true" aria-pressed="true" data-toggle="collapse" role="button" class="panel-title" href="#bootstrap-panel--5--content">RELATED POSTS</a> </div> <div id="bootstrap-panel--5--content" class="panel-body panel-collapse collapse fade in"> <div class="views-element-container form-group"><div class="view view-eva view-attached-views view-id-attached_views view-display-id-entity_view_2 js-view-dom-id-737876ebe3a6ca011158edd6d417bcbaa7563b916826b655177e9a4335a95897"> <table class="table cols-0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="views-field views-field-type">Review </td> <td class="views-field views-field-title"><a href="/review/lady-gun-asks-questions-kerry-greenwood" hreflang="en">The Lady with the Gun Asks the Questions, Kerry Greenwood</a> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-uid"><article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/1"> <div class="field field--name-field-display-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Karen Chisholm</div> </article> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-created">Friday, November 5, 2021 </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> </div> </div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=15609&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="PId9WVxyfpDNQOOj3iET6ZRzctqUyx2wByuDOQwWmFo"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <div class="field field--name-field-recommended field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Recommended</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> </div> Fri, 05 Nov 2021 01:23:15 +0000 Karen 15609 at https://www.austcrimefiction.org https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/lady-gun-asks-questions-kerry-greenwood#comments CR - Murder and Mendelssohn, Kerry Greenwood https://www.austcrimefiction.org/blog/cr-murder-and-mendelssohn-kerry-greenwood <span>CR - Murder and Mendelssohn, Kerry Greenwood</span> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Karen</a></span> <span>Tue, 08/10/2013 - 07:08 pm</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The latest from the Miss Fisher series, which dovetailed nicely with Friday night appointment viewing (which is no mean feat given Friday night happy hour at the local is a very important event in these parts...)</p> <p><strong>From the Blurb:</strong></p> <p>To the accompaniment of heavenly choirs singing, the fearless Miss Phryne Fisher returns in her 20th adventure with musical score in hand.</p> <p>An orchestral conductor has been found dead and Detective Inspector Jack Robinson needs the delightfully incisive and sophisticated Miss Fisher's assistance to enter a world in which he is at sea. Hugh Tregennis, not much liked by anyone, has been murdered in a most flamboyant mode by a killer with a point to prove. But how many killers is Phryne really stalking?</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/646" hreflang="en">Kerry Greenwood</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3679" hreflang="en">Phyrne Fisher</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3680" hreflang="en">Miss Fisher</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3681" hreflang="en">Murder and Mendelssohn</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3657" hreflang="en">#currently reading</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-book field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><div data-history-node-id="2585" class="row bs-2col node node--type-books node--view-mode-blogged-books"> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--left"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--6"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BOOK INFORMATION</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-field-book-cover field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="/book/murder-and-mendelssohn" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/book-covers/murder-mendelssohn.jpg?itok=StYUmcbE" width="142" height="220" alt="Murder and Mendelssohn" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Author</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/author/kerry-greenwood" hreflang="en">Kerry Greenwood</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">ISBN</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item">9781742379562</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-year-of-publication field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Year of Publication</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1121" hreflang="en">2013</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-series field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Series</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1683" hreflang="en">Phyrne Fisher</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-book-number-in-series- field--type-integer field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Book Number (in series)</div> <div class="field--item">20</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--right"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--7"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BLURB</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>To the accompaniment of heavenly choirs singing, the fearless Miss Phryne Fisher returns in her 20th adventure with musical score in hand.</p> <p>An orchestral conductor has been found dead and Detective Inspector Jack Robinson needs the delightfully incisive and sophisticated Miss Fisher's assistance to enter a world in which he is at sea. Hugh Tregennis, not much liked by anyone, has been murdered in a most flamboyant mode by a killer with a point to prove. But how many killers is Phryne really stalking?</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=5236&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="hPv4ldoZXBv3r2SdThlQ0ugg6HCz8NlXqgQRQpu_t5g"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 08:08:14 +0000 Karen 5236 at https://www.austcrimefiction.org https://www.austcrimefiction.org/blog/cr-murder-and-mendelssohn-kerry-greenwood#comments