Dot unfolded the note. 'He says that his married couple will
look after the divine Miss Fisher . . . I'll leave out a bit . . .
their name is Johnson and they seem very reliable.' Phryne got the door
open at last. She stepped into the hall. 'I think he was mistaken about
that,' she commented.
Travelling at high speed in her beloved Hispano-Suiza accompanied by her maid and trusted companion Dot, her two adoptive daughters Jane and Ruth and their dog Molly, The Hon Miss Phryne Fisher is off to Queenscliff. She'd promised everyone a nice holiday by the sea with absolutely no murders, but when they arrive at their rented accommodation that doesn't seem likely at all.
An empty house, a gang of teenage louts, a fisherboy saved, and the mystery of a missing butler and his wife seem to lead inexorably towards a hunt for buried treasure by the sea. But what information might the curious Surrealists be able to contribute? Phryne knows to what depths people will sink for greed but with a glass of champagne in one hand and a pearl-handled Beretta in the other, no-one is getting past her.
'Although Miss Fisher as usual powers through this newest case with the grace, poise and unerring confidence granted by her wealth and impeccable style, the sense of underlying tension is palpable, leaving one in anticipation of the next instalment.' - The Age (Murder on a Midsummer Night)
About The Author
Kerry Greenwood is the author of more than forty novels, six non-fiction works and the editor of two collections. Previous novels in the Phryne Fisher series are Cocaine Blues, Flying too High, Murder on the Ballarat Train, Death on the Victoria Dock, Blood and Circuses, The Green Mill Murder, Ruddy Gore, Urn Burial, Raisins and Almonds, Death Before Wicket, Away with the Fairies, Murder in Montparnasse, The Castlemaine Murders, Queen of the Flowers, Death by Water, Murder in the Dark, A Question of Death: An illustrated Phryne Fisher treasury and, most recently, Murder on a Midsummer Night. She is also the author of the Corinna Chapman crime series, 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
Greenwood's strength lies in her ability to create characters that are wholly satisfying: the bad guys are bad, and the good guys are great. * Vogue * Elegant, fabulously wealthy and sharp as a tack, Phryne sleuths with customary panache... [she is] irresistibly charming * The Age * Phryne Fisher is gutsy and adventurous, and endowed with plenty of grey matter. * West Australian * In a word: delightful * Herald Sun *
Series: Phryne Fisher Murder Mysteries
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 1st October 2010
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.1 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1