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From the author of the bestselling Phryne Fisher Series comes Cocaine Blues, the first historical mystery featuring the sensual, posh, and intrepid murder detective Phryne Fisher...

"Phryne can not get enough of adventure and the reader can not get enough of Phryne."―Deadly Pleasures

Looking for a riveting historical mystery series? This book is for you:

  • Perfect for Fans of Rhys Bowen and Dorothy Sayers
  • Inspired the Netflix show Miss Fisher''s Murder Mysteries, starring Essie Davis
  • Movie Currently Streaming on Acorn TV
  • The London season is in full fling at the end of the roaring 1920s, but the Honourable Phryne Fisher―she of the green-gray eyes, diamant garters, and outfits that should not be sprung suddenly on those of nervous dispositions―is rapidly tiring of the tedium of arranging flowers, making polite conversations with retired colonels, and dancing with weak-chinned men. Instead, Phryne decides it might be rather amusing to try her hand at being a lady detective in Melbourne, Australia.

    Almost immediately from the time she books into the Windsor Hotel, Phryne is embroiled in mystery: poisoned wives, cocaine smuggling rings, corrupt cops, and communism―not to mention erotic encounters with the beautiful Russian dancer, Sasha de Lisse―until her adventure reaches its steamy end in the Turkish baths of Little Lonsdale Street. Tension and danger rise like steam, and Phryne must save herself and other young women before it''s too late. Find these historical mystery series in Kindle books or in print―this lady detective will chase criminals to the end of the line!

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    To all the ladies of indeterminate age I have offended - I proffer this apology. Well most of an apology. Definitely in the realm of thirty percent of an apology? For several years now I have been recommending the Phryne Fisher series to ladies of indeterminate age. The flaw in this recommendation is not in the books themselves, but in basing my recommendation on a review by someone who I thought was trustworthy in their assessments of books (I am seriously readdressing my confidence in their judgment). Meaning? Up until a couple of weeks ago, I hadn''t read Cocaine Blues myself―Man, I didn''t know what I was missing! These books are great fun! Cocaine Blues, the first in series, is wonderful. When we meet Miss Fisher, she is approached by an anxious father and mother (family acquaintances) who are worried about their daughter. They think that their daughter''s husband might be poisoning her in order to inherit her money. Miss Fisher, who is at loose ends in England, agrees to the commission and sails to Melbourne (Australia in case you are geography challenged) to investigate. And investigate she does! Uncovering communists, corrupt cops and cocaine in the execution of her commission - it was one wild ride! Now this is where I must offer up at least twenty-five percent of an apology. I was under the impression that these books were written in the traditional English cozy style (think Agatha Christie only in Australia), a subgenre famous for its lack of onstage violence or sex and strong language. Well, those of you who have read Miss Fisher must be giggling a little by now - since Miss Fisher breaks all these rules! She has few qualms with following the investigation (or her own fancy) wherever it may lead, whether it is letting a Russian dancer seduce her, perpetrating revenge or cracking a smuggling ring - she does it all on her own terms. Which is great fun to read! There is swearing, drinking, sex, violence and much more―and yet these books are charming. Greenwood does a great job of dancing on and around the line keeping them both tasteful and shocking - without becoming gratuitous. The main mystery itself is well worked and plotted, perhaps as a veteran reader it is a hair obvious, however all the smaller mysteries are a bit more obscure and well executed. Greenwood also does a great job in creating an array of people whom you become interested in reading about and getting to know better in future installments. I managed to devour the first five of the series in rapid succession before I had to forcibly slow myself down or I would read them too fast! Here''s where I am offering fifteen percent of an apology to all the relatives and to the ladies themselves (of indeterminate age) who came in looking for nice soft cozies, books where "ah shucks!" is the strongest epithet used and a peck on the cheek considered scandalous. Readers who might have been a bit shocked when they started reading about Miss Fisher''s exploits. Now that I have read these delightful, well polished mysteries I have a hard time even offering up ten percent of an apology! Especially since I find myself in a position where my formerly uninformed opinion of the books was good, now that I have read them my good opinion has been strengthen to great! So here it is - To all the ladies of indeterminate age & their families I have offended by offering an excellent book ( Cocaine Blues) which did not follow the conventions of the fiction I thought I was suggesting - I offer five percent of an apology and the assurance that in the future I will place a caveat (ie. telling them its lack of coziness) on this great series when I place Cocaine Blues in their hands and tell them they should read it! ( Edelweiss)

    But in every other way, the novel is as entertaining and satisfying as the TV series, and it will delight new readers as well as long-time fans of the irrepressible, intrepid Miss Fisher. ( Historical Novel Society)

    Cocaine Blues is a whodunnit with racy bits and a nod to fashion history. ( MurderByTheBook)

    About the Author

    Kerry Greenwood was born in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray and after wandering far and wide, she returned to live there. She has degrees in English and Law from Melbourne University and was admitted to the legal profession on the 1st April 1982, a day which she finds both soothing and significant. Kerry has written three series, 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. 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 twenty books in this series with no sign yet of Miss Fisher hanging up her pearl-handled pistol. Kerry says that as long as people want to read them, she can keep writing them. In 2003 Kerry won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Australian Association.

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    Gary F. Taylor
    4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Introducing Phryne Fisher
    Reviewed in the United States on July 2, 2018
    Published in 1989, Kerry Greenwood’s COCAINE BLUES (also as DEATH BY MISADVENTURE and MISS PHRYNE FISHER INVESTIGATES) introduces Phryne Fisher, a fabulously wealthy young English woman of the 1920s. When Phryne uses observation and commonsense to unmask a jewel thief at a... See more
    Published in 1989, Kerry Greenwood’s COCAINE BLUES (also as DEATH BY MISADVENTURE and MISS PHRYNE FISHER INVESTIGATES) introduces Phryne Fisher, a fabulously wealthy young English woman of the 1920s. When Phryne uses observation and commonsense to unmask a jewel thief at a dinner party, she is asked to travel to Australia to check up on the wellbeing of Lydia Andrews, whose parents fear for her safety. On board ship, Phryne meets old friend Dr. Elizabeth Macmillan. She is scarcely arrived in Melbourne when she encounters cab drivers Cec and Bert, two useful young men, and Dorothy “Dot” Williams, an intelligent young woman Phryne hires as her personal maid.

    The characters are quickly established, and the plot is no less quick to get underway. Phryne acquires a Russian lover, whose grandmother asks Phryne to help identify a drug kingpin; at the same time, Phryne becomes involved with the pursuit of an illegal (and deadly) abortionist. Furthermore, when Phryne meets Lydia, she is convinced that Lydia is being poisoned. The plot twists and turns in various directions with tremendous speed—and that is probably a good thing, because COCAINE BLUES is not as well-written as it could be. Plot points do not always hook up smoothly and Greenwood’s narrative is sometimes a bit more formal, a bit more starchy than need be. Even so, the book is compulsively readable, one that most mystery fans will finish in a day or two.

    If you come to this book, as I did, through the television series MISS FISHER’S MURDER MYSTERIES, you will be somewhat surprised: although Phryne herself remains the same from page to screen, there are significant differences in other characters and neither Inspector Robinson nor Constable Collins feature significantly in the book. The plot line is similar, but it too has notable differences. In any case, it’s a tremendously enjoyable book, and I look forward to reading the next one.

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    Posted 7-2018
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    Beth Daniels
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    Bravo, Miss Fisher!
    Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2018
    As a fan of the televised MISS FISHER MURDER MYSTERIES I was curious about the books, which had come first. It was also fun to find that while some characters were slightly different from the series, that Phryne herself was as outrageously devious and delightful in print as... See more
    As a fan of the televised MISS FISHER MURDER MYSTERIES I was curious about the books, which had come first. It was also fun to find that while some characters were slightly different from the series, that Phryne herself was as outrageously devious and delightful in print as well! And that the TV versions weren''t exact copies of the stories, which made the book a new delight.
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    Alison S. Coad
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    Terrific Introduction to Miss Fisher
    Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2021
    My husband and I just recently discovered the TV series, “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries,” and have been enjoying them immensely, so when my sister-in-law said the books are even better, I dashed off to start the series in e-book form. The nice thing about that way of... See more
    My husband and I just recently discovered the TV series, “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries,” and have been enjoying them immensely, so when my sister-in-law said the books are even better, I dashed off to start the series in e-book form. The nice thing about that way of discovering a series is that one might have many, many books to read before getting all caught up; in this case, some 21 are or will be on offer. This first, “Cocaine Blues,” serves mainly to introduce us to our characters: Phryne Fisher, the once-poor but now very, very rich young scion of British aristocracy; her maid Dot; taxi drivers Burt and Cec; Detective Inspector Robinson; the fierce Dr. Elizabeth McMillan, and many more. Set in 1920s Melbourne, Australia, Phryne is a very, *very* modern woman, taking lovers as she pleases while keeping her heart to herself, dressing exquisitely (and described in detail), and in her spare time solving murders and other crimes; delicious! I read this first book in just over one sitting (finished the last half hour the next morning) and have already bought books 2 and 3 in the series. Smashing stuff, and just what’s needed to get through a dreary, curfewed and quarantined Covid winter!
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    Thomas K
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    Light debut mystery, set in Melbourne, Australia
    Reviewed in the United States on January 31, 2018
    4 stars This is book 1 in the Phryne Fisher series. Phryne is a wealthy single woman living in England,when she is hired by Colonel Andrews to go to Australia to find out if his daughter Lydia is being poisoned by her husband. Phryne is actually from Australia, having... See more
    4 stars
    This is book 1 in the Phryne Fisher series. Phryne is a wealthy single woman living in England,when she is hired by Colonel Andrews to go to Australia to find out if his daughter Lydia is being poisoned by her husband. Phryne is actually from Australia, having moved to England at the age of 12, when her father became an Earl and inherited a large estate. Prior to that she was living in poverty with her family.

    She agrees to go to Australia and investigate, but on her own terms. Phryne finds herself investigating a cocaine ring and an illegal abortionist who rapes the women who come to him for abortions. I first became aware of this series through watching a tv series on my PBS station and resolved to read some of the books. I enjoyed this one and will read more.
    Phryne is a bit of a clothes horse, with detailed descriptions of her outfits. Some wonderful characters are introduced:
    Bert and Cec--taxi drivers who agree to do odd jobs for Phryne
    Detective Inspector Robinson
    WPC(Woman Police Constable) Jones
    Dr. MacMillan who meets Pryne on the ship to Australia.
    Dorothy "Dot" Bryant, who Phryne hires as her maid.
    The series takes place in 1920s Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
    Phryne outfit:
    "Thanks. I need the the black silk stockings, the black camiknicks, and the high-heeled black glace kid shoes..."
    This was an Amazon purchase.
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    Len Evans Jr
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Awesome start to an incredible character and series!
    Reviewed in the United States on November 1, 2017
    My first look at Miss Phyrne Fisher was through the Aussie TV series Miss Fisher''s Murder Mysteries which is aired Sunday nights at 9pm here in Los Angeles on KCET 28.1. I am totally addicted to this series and so decided I needed to go to the source and read the books it... See more
    My first look at Miss Phyrne Fisher was through the Aussie TV series Miss Fisher''s Murder Mysteries which is aired Sunday nights at 9pm here in Los Angeles on KCET 28.1. I am totally addicted to this series and so decided I needed to go to the source and read the books it is based upon. So this is my start with book one. I can only say that at least this first book takes the TV series to another level. I devoured this book, loving every bit of it. reading it was pure joy, fun and yes even a few tears. In the character of Phyrne, Ms. Greenwood has added to another member the classic list of awesome amateur sleuths of the likes of Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, etc. This book is a must read for any fan of mysteries with strong female characters, awesome detective work and settings painted beautifully with words. I love this whole cast of characters and look forward to the joy of reading the rest of the series!!!!
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    Ryan Hoffman
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    If you like a good mystery that is fast-paced and full of ...
    Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2017
    This is the debut that started it all. Introducing the world to the Honorable Miss Phryne Fisher, lady detective extraordinaire. I am a fan of murder mysteries where the mystery given to figure out, so after discovering this series (reading The Green Mill Murder and Murder... See more
    This is the debut that started it all. Introducing the world to the Honorable Miss Phryne Fisher, lady detective extraordinaire. I am a fan of murder mysteries where the mystery given to figure out, so after discovering this series (reading The Green Mill Murder and Murder in the Dark) and watching the PBS show The Miss Fisher Mysteries. I decided to go back and read the first book in the series. Phryne Fisher is similar to Dorothy L Sayers famous sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey. She comes from a wealthy family, but instead of spending her hours with garden patties, tea luncheons, another social event. Phryne''s hobbies include unraveling mysteries and solving crimes. The mysteries, she deals with range from murder to checking on someone''s wayward child, while including a fast paced, suspense filled mystery. In the first installment, Phryne is asked by a friend of her father, a wealthy man to look into the whereabouts of his daughter, Lydia. Which leads her from her native London to Melbourne, Australia to check in on Lydia in this complex mystery. The first book as well as the series touches on Golden age of detective fiction as well as a fast-paced page turner. The book is set in the later part of the 1920s In Melbourne, Australia. If you like a good mystery that is fast-paced and full of suspence, I would highly recommend that you check out this book.
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    Diana H. Maine
    4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Great Title, Great Series
    Reviewed in the United States on May 3, 2020
    COCAINE BLUES by Australian author, Kerry Greenwood, is the first title in her series, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. I first became acquainted with the Honourable Phryne Fisher while watching the Australian television drama series, Miss Fisher’s Mysteries. (now... See more
    COCAINE BLUES by Australian author, Kerry Greenwood, is the first title in her series, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.
    I first became acquainted with the Honourable Phryne Fisher while watching the Australian television drama series, Miss Fisher’s Mysteries. (now showing on ACORN TV)
    I was intrigued by her character and realized that that the television series was based on the books written by Ms. Greenwood.
    There are some differences between the books and the tv productions. I love both.
    The books are well-written with very interesting characters, locations and many-layered plots.
    The setting is 1920s Melbourne, Australia and Miss Fisher is a fiercely independent, intelligent and interesting young woman who sets herself up as a detective.
    The television series is gorgeously produced and brings Ms. Greenwood’s words to life.
    In COCAINE BLUES, Phryne arrives in Melbourne and is instantly entangled in a mystery. There are steamy Turkish Baths, drug smugglers, poison, corrupt law enforcement, lavish clothes, sumptuous lodging at the Windsor Hotel, back-alley abortionists and erotic love scenes.
    I am a very enthusiastic reader and an avid television fan of the Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries.
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    Nyssa
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    The Roaring Twenties, Down Under Version
    Reviewed in the United States on August 9, 2016
    The Honorable Phryne Fisher is asked by one of her father''s high society friends, Colonel Harper, to pop down to Australia to check up on his daughter, Lydia. Ever since she married an Australian and moved to Melbourne, her health has been a concern and has recently taken a... See more
    The Honorable Phryne Fisher is asked by one of her father''s high society friends, Colonel Harper, to pop down to Australia to check up on his daughter, Lydia. Ever since she married an Australian and moved to Melbourne, her health has been a concern and has recently taken a turn for the worse again for no apparent reason. Perhaps Miss Fisher could go to Melbourne and make a few discrete inquiries to make certain that Lydia''s new husband, Mr. Andrews, is not somehow responsible with hopes of inheriting his wife''s legacy of fifty thousand pounds.

    After devouring Greenwood''s mysteries in her Corinna Chapman series, I was looking forward to starting this series of books since it takes place in the same locale of Melbourne, just in a different time. Unfortunately, I found the main character of Phryne Fisher to be unlikable and in many ways just too unbelievably perfect at everything she does.

    In some ways Phryne is like a distaff version of Lord Peter Wimsey, a bored daughter of a wealthy aristocrat who dabbles in many hobbies including figuring out puzzles and mysteries. Yet the reader is told that her family had been dirt poor and struggling in Australia for years before her father inherited his title and wealth from a distant family connection and then whisked off to England into the good life. Even with the late start, she has become an expert at flying an airplane, driving a race car, and fluent in French plus gathering all of the knowledge of fine wines, travels, and fashion expected of young lady of the aristocracy.

    The mystery presented can be solved along with Phryne with plenty of clues for the reader to follow. Much of the action takes place in locations or situations that would be considered shady or part of the underground, hidden society. This is not the upbeat, clean world of a cozy mystery, so readers who are expecting one should probably steer clear of this book.

    Mildly recommended only for those readers who don''t mind a spoiled, bored rich woman as a main character or going for a look into the dark side of 1928 Melbourne.
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    Blue and white
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Super sleuth Phryne
    Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 21, 2018
    Now that the current TV series has ended, I thought I''d start on the books. And what a great start it''s been. After being born in poverty but through a sheer fluke, Phryne finds herself a very wealthy young woman. Bored and fed up with tedious 1920''s London society, she...See more
    Now that the current TV series has ended, I thought I''d start on the books. And what a great start it''s been. After being born in poverty but through a sheer fluke, Phryne finds herself a very wealthy young woman. Bored and fed up with tedious 1920''s London society, she decides to take up the offer of returning to Melbourne where she was born, to track down the daughter of a guest at the same dinner party she was invited to. Once back in her home town, she''s straight into sleuthing mode and comes into contact with not only drug runners, but an abortionist, a couple of ballet dancers and the owner of a Turkish bath. She acquires Dot, who becomes her maid, Bert and Cec two taxi drivers, Dr MacMillan and DI Robinson, all who help her to catch the aforesaid mentioned criminals who at the end are safely apprehended and locked away. She has a very comfortable lifestyle, beautiful clothes, a flashy motor car and gets herself into a few scrapes along the way which all adds to the fun. A very light hearted tongue in cheek story which I thoroughly enjoyed, and have given it a well deserved 5*.
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    The Reading Room
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    Introducing the rather fabulous Miss Phryne
    Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 8, 2020
    Great fun; this is one of the most entertaining period cosy-mysteries I’ve read in some time – 5 Stars Having finished this first book in the Miss Phryne series, I’ll certainly be coming back for more. Here’s just a few of the reasons I enjoyed it so much: ● Miss Phryne –...See more
    Great fun; this is one of the most entertaining period cosy-mysteries I’ve read in some time – 5 Stars Having finished this first book in the Miss Phryne series, I’ll certainly be coming back for more. Here’s just a few of the reasons I enjoyed it so much: ● Miss Phryne – Amateur sleuth and righter of wrongs. She’s intelligent, feisty, and occasionally downright saucy. Miss Phryne is also just as comfortable among the hoi polloi as she is with the upper-classes, and she’s someone who dispenses compassion or retribution with equal aplomb. ● Writing – The story flows seamlessly from the first page to the last, and it’s packed with interesting and quirky characters. There’s plenty going on too, and Miss Phryne deftly deals with more than one crime in this outing. ● Raunchy – Not stopping at raising eyebrows with her tango, she later raises her bedcovers for her dance partner. Miss Phryne may champion the victims of injustice, but she certainly likes to enjoy a good time while doing it. While not overly explicit, this is unexpectedly down-to-earth, and there are some less than savoury matters that require our protagonist’s skills. ● Jazz Age – Set in Melbourne, this period cosy is packed with references that typify the era. From luxurious hotels to run-down backstreets, and lavish entertainments to sordid goings-on, there’s plenty of detail to bring the text to life. With its fast-pace, packed plot, and eclectic range of characters, this relatively short book provided a couple of evenings of thoroughly enjoyable entertainment – Highly recommended
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    Nik Morton
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    Enjoyable crime caper
    Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 10, 2016
    The story unfolds effortlessly, with light humour interspersed with a social conscience. Drug dealing – cocaine, obviously – and illegal abortion figure in this tale. Phryne is an emancipated woman, happy to love and leave men – she has no wish for commitment or children. A...See more
    The story unfolds effortlessly, with light humour interspersed with a social conscience. Drug dealing – cocaine, obviously – and illegal abortion figure in this tale. Phryne is an emancipated woman, happy to love and leave men – she has no wish for commitment or children. A Russian dancer, Sasha, intrigues her while attending a soiree: ‘The guests were silenced by a painful mixture of Schoenberg and Russian folk-song, derived from musically obtuse Styrian peasants who had absorbed their atonality with their mother’s milk. The sound hurt; but it could not be ignored. Too much of it, Phryne was convinced, would curdle custard.’ (p77/78) Sasha is on a quest of his own, too, and she gets involved in more ways than one. Her investigations inevitably bring her into the evil orbit of hoodlums: two men accost her – one, with a waxed moustache containing ‘rather more crumbs than fashion dictated…’ while the other possessed a ‘thin moustache like a smear of brown Windsor soup. Both had suggestive bulges in their pockets which told of either huge genitalia or trousered pistols. Phryne inclined to the handgun theory.’ (p81) Along the way, Phryne recruits Dot as her maid and confidante, and taxi drivers Cec and Bert as her spies and contacts. She briefly meets Detective Inspector Jack Robinson, who is blissfully unaware how Miss Fisher is going to turn his world upside down in future adventures. An enjoyable crime caper with likable characters and plenty of plot.
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    V. O'Regan
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    So pleased to meet Miss Phryne Fisher
    Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 4, 2013
    With the Australian TV series currently showing on UK''s Alibi channel this series of charming cosy mysteries are finally getting published in the UK, though only the first three to date have appeared via C&R Crime''s imprint. For some reason though they decided to ditch the...See more
    With the Australian TV series currently showing on UK''s Alibi channel this series of charming cosy mysteries are finally getting published in the UK, though only the first three to date have appeared via C&R Crime''s imprint. For some reason though they decided to ditch the original title: ''Cocaine Blues'' for a more generic title without drug reference even though cocaine and drug dealing does figure in the plot. There was more information given about characters than in the TV series and the plot was a little fuller, so even though I''d seen its TV adaptation there was plenty of new material to enjoy. This was delightful and dazzling story and one I found totally addictive. More please C&R!
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    Squeaky Joe
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    An entertaining read
    Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 16, 2019
    Fed up socialite Phryne Fisher solves a mini mystery at a London party, but the life of the itinerant partygoer has lost its charm, so when another guest asks her to track down his daughter in Melbourne, Phryne jumps at the chance. Meeting up with a host of colourful...See more
    Fed up socialite Phryne Fisher solves a mini mystery at a London party, but the life of the itinerant partygoer has lost its charm, so when another guest asks her to track down his daughter in Melbourne, Phryne jumps at the chance. Meeting up with a host of colourful characters, Miss Fisher finds herself involved in a murder plot, abortion and drug dealing, as well as getting jiggy with a Russian dancer. I bought this after watching the TV series and though there are marked differences in the plot (not least the lack of romantic frisson with Inspector Robinson), it’s an entertaining read. Phryne is a very likeable character, whose feisty and stylish take on solving crimes is delightful. And while the plot is not totally gripping, the humour and quirkiness of the characters (such as Bert and Cec) more than makes up for it. This ‘cosy’ mystery is an easy, but nevertheless very witty read that’ll entertain booklovers who like their heroes and villains well-defined and occasionally a little too obvious.
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