Phryne Fisher is dancing at the Green Mill, Melbourne's premier dance hall when suddenly a figure slumps to the ground, stabbed. Phryne follows the deadly trail into the dark smoky jazz clubs of Fitzroy and into the arms of eloquent strangers to uncover a complicated family tragedy.
About The Author
Kerry Greenwood is the author of twenty-seven novels and the editor of two collections. Previous novels in the Phryne Fisher series are Flying too High, Murder on the Ballarat Train, The Green Mill Murder, Blood and Circuses, Death on the Victoria Dock, Ruddy Gore, Urn Burial, Raisins and Almonds, Death Before Wicket, Away with the Fairies, Murder in Montparnasse, The Castlemaine Murders and Queen of the Flowers. She is also the author of several books for young adults and the Delphic Women series.
When she is not writing she is an advocate in Magistrates' Court for the Legal Aid Commission. She is not married, has no children and lives with a registered Wizard.
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Comments about The Green Mill Murder:
I have the full 20 books in the Phryne Fisher collection and although I'm a devoted fan of Kerry Greenwood I don't think this one was her best. A little bit disjointed and too many characters, but I still enjoyed Phryne at her sleuthing and sensual best.
Elegant Phryne Fisher visits the Green Mill jazz club with a foppish acquaintance and is once again a witness to murder.The gentleman half of one of the last two couples still standing in a 1920s Australian dance marathon falls dead at the feet of Phryne Fisher (Death at Victoria Dock, 2006, etc.) and her partner Charles Freeman. As Phryne's old pal Police Inspector Jack Robinson arrives to investigate, squeamish Charles goes off to the gents and quietly disappears from the club. Phryne, chatting with the attractive bandleader Tintagel Stone, barely notices his absence. When Charlie remains missing, Phryne is hired by his hysterical and unpleasant mother to find him and his brother Vic, who was shell-shocked during the war and has retreated to an unknown mountain hideaway. Phryne enjoys a dalliance with Tintagel, helps the marathon winners claim their prize, gets Charlie to turn himself in and discovers the murderer, but decides not to mention it to Jack until she returns from a dangerous plane trip to track down Vic. She encounters many a delightful character, including a potato-loving wombat, enjoys a brief fling with Vic and returns to Melbourne a satisfied woman.Despite the joys of traveling Australia with the delightful Phryne, readers may be somewhat less satisfied by this messy mystery. (Kirkus Reviews)
Series: A Phryne Fisher Mystery
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: February 2005
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.26