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Death Before Wicket LP : Phryne Fisher Mystery - Kerry Greenwood

Death Before Wicket LP

Phryne Fisher Mystery

Paperback

Published: 1st January 2008
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Phryne Fisher is on holiday. When she arrives in Sydney, her maid Dot finds that her extremely respect-able sister Joan has vanished, leaving her small children to the neglectful care of a resentful husband. What has become of Joan, who would never leave her babies? Then while Phryne is visiting the university, the very pretty Joss and Clarence ask her to find out who has broken into the Dean's safe and stolen a number of things, including the Dean's wife's garnets and an irreplaceable illuminated book called the Hours of Juana the Mad. An innocent student has been blamed. So Phryne girds up her loins, loads her pearl-handled .32 Beretta, and sallies forth to find mayhem, murder, black magic, and perhaps a really good cocktail before more crime erupts.

Kerry Greenwood has written sixteen books in the Phryne Fisher series with no sign yet of Miss Fisher hanging up her pearl-handled pistol.

"one of Greenwood's stronger entries in her acclaimed series set in 1920s Australia...The author artfully blends action, humor and deduction." --"Publisher's Weekly " "The change of scene and a hint of Dorothy L. Sayers gives the delightfully refreshing Phryne one of her best cases to date." --"Kirkus Reviews" "This series is the best Australian import since Nicole Kidman, and Phyrne is the flashiest new female sleuth in the genre." --"Booklist "starred review of "Away with the Faeries" "one of Greenwood's stronger entries in her acclaimed series set in 1920s Australia...The author artfully blends action, humor and deduction." --"Publisher's Weekly ""The change of scene and a hint of Dorothy L. Sayers gives the delightfully refreshing Phryne one of her best cases to date." --"Kirkus Reviews" "This series is the best Australian import since Nicole Kidman, and Phyrne is the flashiest new female sleuth in the genre." --"Booklist "starred review of "Away with the Faeries" In one of Greenwood's stronger entries in her acclaimed series set in 1920s Australia (Ruddy Gore, etc.), her elegant, larger-than-life amateur sleuth Phryne Fisher travels on holiday from Melbourne to Sydney, where she confronts a pair of pressing mysteries as soon as she washes off the grime of her train trip. Joss Hart and Clarence Ottery, young gentlemen escorts who are students at the University of Sydney, ask Phryne to exonerate a friend accused of stealing exams from a safe in the dean's office. Then Phryne's maid, Dot Williams, discovers her sister, Joan, has disappeared, leaving two young children in the care of Joan's loutish husband. With typical aplomb, Phryne juggles both puzzles, even as she crosses swords with a sinister cult leader who may have at least some of the answers she seeks. The author artfully blends action, humor and deduction. --Publishers Weekly (11/5/2007)

ISBN: 9781590583838
ISBN-10: 1590583833
Series: Phryne Fisher Mystery
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st January 2008
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Type: Large type / large print