The devastating Phryne Fisher is under fire again in her fourth mystery.
A very young man with muddied hair, a pierced ear and a blue tattoo lies cradled in Phryne's arms. But sadly, it's not another scene of glorious seduction - this time it's death. The Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher, beautifully dressed in loose trousers, a cream silk shirt and a red-fox fur has just had her windscreen shot out inches in front of her divine nose. But worse is the fate of the pale young man lying on the road, his body hit by bullets, who draws his final blood-filled breath with Phryne at his side. Outraged by this brutal slaughter, Phryne promises to find out who is responsible. But Phryne doesn't yet know how deeply into the mire she'll have to go: bank robbery, tattoo parlours, pubs, spiritualist halls, and the Anarchists. Along this path, Phryne meets Peter, a battle-scarred, sexy Slav, who offers much more to her than just information. But all thoughts of these delights flee from Phryne's mind when her beloved maid, Dot, disappears. There's nothing Phryne won't do to get her back safely.
"Those who like their heroines resourceful and their mystery plots leavened with humor will read this with pleasure." (
" A fresh time period and location, a feisty main character, and a well-developed sense of place distinguish this historical mystery series." ( Booklist)
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Excellent as usual
I always enjoy mysteries about this particular lady. She makes me laugh, makes me want to thump the nasties. A thoroughly good plot very well read as always.
- Mrs. Rm Walters
An Australian accent is NOT cockney
I like the Phryne Fisher books.
No Australian book narrated by this woman.
She was awful. Truly dreadful. She has NO idea of an Australian accent. It is not cockney or any of the London or British regional accents. Phryne may have an RP English accent but not the other characters. It totally ruined the whole book... To the point I haven't even finished listening. If I could find this book on kindle I would return it.
Intense irritation at the choice of narrator.
I have no idea who chose this narrator but it was a very poor choice. As a reader I'm sure she is fine - but for an English book. I hate hate hate her portrayal of the Australian characters - which in the books have been stated as having Australian accents. As I said, it has totally destroyed this audiobook.
- H Jones