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Murder in Montparnasse : A Phryne Fisher Mystery : Book 12 - Kerry Greenwood

Murder in Montparnasse

A Phryne Fisher Mystery : Book 12

Paperback Published: 1st March 2006
ISBN: 9781590582770
Number Of Pages: 268

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Always enticing in divine twenties fashion, Phryne, one of the most exciting and likeable heroines in crime writing today, leads us through a tightly plotted maze of thrilling adventure set in 1920s Australia. The divine Phryne Fisher returns to lead another dance of intrigue.

Seven Australian soldiers, carousing in Paris in 1918, unknowingly witness a murder and their presence has devastating consequences. Ten years later, two are dead ... under very suspicious circumstances.

Phryne's wharfie mates, Bert and Cec, appeal to her for help. They were part of this group of soldiers in 1918 and they fear for their lives and for those of the other three men. It's only as Phryne delves into the investigation that she, too, remembers being in Montparnasse on that very same day.

While Phryne is occupied with memories of Montparnasse past and the race to outpace the murderer, she finds troubles of a different kind at home. Her lover, Lin Chung, is about to be married. And the effect this is having on her own usually peaceful household is disastrous.

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.

Industry Reviews

Phryne Fisher-dangerous, passionate, kind, clever, and seductive. She drinks cocktails, dances the tango, and is expert at conducting an elegant dalliance-oh, and she solves crimes. Seven Australian soldiers, carousing in Paris in 1918, unknowingly witness a murder and their presence has devastating consequences. Ten years later, two are dead ... under very suspicious circumstances.


Phryne's wharfie mates, Bert and Cec, appeal
to her for help. They were part of this group
of soldiers in 1918 and they fear for their lives
and for those of the other three men. It's only as
Phryne delves into the investigation that she, too,
remembers being in Montparnasse on that very
same day.


While Phryne is occupied with memories of
Montparnasse past and the race to outpace the
murderer, she finds troubles of a different kind
at home. Her lover, Lin Chung, is about to be
married. And the effect this is having on her own
usually peaceful household is disastrous.
"Phryne Fisher is young, wealthy, beautiful, smart,
confident and independently minded ... and she
has a knack for solving murders when she is not
sipping a strengthening cocktail or planning
another seduction."


-The Australian's Review of Books


The suspense is ratcheted up steadily, as
Greenwood plunges the reader into a fascinating past. This is the first of her thirteen novels to be published by Poisoned Pen Press. Readers will impatiently await the next exciting tale by a writer withan assured style. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. - Janet Overmyer, I Love A Mystery Newsletter
From its exotic Australian locale, through its fascinating 1920s setting, to its flamboyant heroine, Greenwood's Phryne (rhymes with Briny) Fisher series is a winner on all counts. Occupying center stage is Phryne's eclectic household, populated by her adopted daughters, cuddly pets, worshipful domestics, and current lover, the gorgeous Lin Chung. Greenwood does a masterful job of imparting history lessons within the context of a suspenseful story. This time, with a plot centering on what happened to seven Australian soldiers on leave in Paris during World War I, she sprinkles the tale with cameos by various real-life figures, including Alice B. Tokias, and reflects on the lingering psychological effects of the Great War. Two of Phryne's friends among the group of seven who caroused together in Paris ask Phryne to look into the suspicious deaths of two of their mates. As she investigates, Phryne, an ambulance driver in France during the war, remembers her own experiences in Paris. Brimming with glamour, high life, and a hint of debauchery, Greenwood's series delivers a literary glass of champagne, lifting readers' spirits while tickling their fancies. -- Jenny McLarin, Booklist
(6/01/2004)

ISBN: 9781590582770
ISBN-10: 1590582772
Series: Phryne Fisher Mysteries (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 1st March 2006
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.34  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.31

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Kerry Greenwood

About the Author


Kerry has written twenty novels, a number of plays, including The Troubadours with Stephen D'Arcy, is an award-winning children's writer and has edited and contributed to several anthologies. In 1996 she published a book of essays on female murderers called Things She Loves: Why women Kill.

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 sixteen books in this series and says that as long as people want to read them, she can keep writing them.

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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