What did Honourable Phryne Fisher get herself into this time? Oh boy. And what DIDN’T she… She sung with the choir while trying to find out who was killing the conductors (body count: 2), meanwhile was making sure a dear friend of hers stays alive, was managing her household, finding a suitable (though as usually – temporary) lover, and as always – was fascinatingly beautiful and stunningly bold in her actions!
Spies, code-breaking, the “science of deduction”, you name it – it is in this one!!! Absolutely, crazily entertaining read!!! 🙂
Even though some topics in the series are in a complete contradiction to my beliefs and priorities, I am always fascinated by yet another adventure of a very brave, emancipated lady, all happening at the beginning of XX century, when women wearing pants, trying to do “manly” jobs were frown upon. The rules according to which Phryne was acting, might be a little bit off the line of what was the law in those times, but always in agreement with rules of heart 🙂
Simply can’t wait for the next one (hopefully there will be next one?)
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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.
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 thirteen 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.