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. . . .
Series: A Phryne Fisher Mystery
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: June 2002
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.25