Seven Australian soldiers, carousing in Paris in 1918, unknowingly witness a murder. Ten years later, two are dead...under very suspicious circumstances.
Enter the fascinating Phryne Fisher. Phryne's friends Bert and Cec were part of this group of soldiers in 1918. Now they fear for their lives and appeal to her for help. As Phryne delves into the investigation, she remembers being in Montparnasse on that very same day.
Phryne has troubles of a different kind at home. Her lover, Lin Chung, is about to be married. And the effect on her own usually peaceful household is disastrous....
"Phryne Fisher [is] an independent, unconventional PI whose competence and unflappability call to mind Dorothy Sayers's Harriet Vane.."
Winner of the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award from the Crime Writer's Association of Australia, Kerry Greenwood has written more than 40 novels and several non-fiction books, including 16 Phryne Fisher mysteries. Other Phryne Fisher adventures are available from Poisoned Pen Press.
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
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
-The Australian's Review of Books
Series: Phryne Fisher Mysteries (Hardcover)
Number Of Pages: 436
Published: 1st November 2004
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Type: Large type / large print