Summary

Danger, excitement and love - this is how the glamorous Phryne Fisher is determined to live her life in her second enticing adventure. Walking the wings of a Tiger Moth plane in full flight ought to be enough excitement for most people, but not Phryne Fisher, amateur detective, woman of mystery, as delectable as the finest chocolate and as sharp as razor blades. In this, the second Phryne Fisher mystery, the 1920s' most talented and glamorous detective flies even higher, handling a murder, a kidnapping and the usual array of beautiful young men with style and consummate ease - and all before it's time to adjourn to the Queenscliff Hotel for breakfast. Whether she's flying planes, clearing a friend of homicide charges or saving a child from kidnapping, she handles everything with the same dash and elan with which she drives her red Hispano-Suiza.
Solve another case with Phryne Fisher.
©2007 Kerry Greenwood (P)2009 Bolinda Publishing
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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 30-10-09

More Phyrne please

She is fun, fearless, frivolous and utterly fabulous. This series is excellent light entertainment - the cosy mystery at it's best. The decadent 1920's really comes to life in this series, and although we know that it ends on a much poorer note for so many, somehow it does not seem likely that that the canny Phyrne Fisher will be one of them. I want to know for sure though. Can we have the whole series here, please?

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jenny on 26-02-14

The performance makes this so much better in audio

I don't tend to read a lot of series, definitely not a lot of mysteries, but I've always held that it is more about the characters and the setting that make a mystery series enjoyable. I adore Phryne Fisher, I can't help it. She is a worldly woman for the 1920s, unapologetically single and sexual with bobbed hair and wealth to spare. I had enjoyed the first book, Cocaine Blues, and was looking forward to reading more.

I will not read any more of these in print, because the audio version made it so much more enjoyable! Stephanie Daniel does an amazing job with the voices and the accents, and I was absorbed into the story. I actually didn't care about the mystery, not sure if that's good or bad, but just enjoyed the ride.

Stephanie Daniel does a brief interview with Kerry Greenwood at the end of the audiobook, and it highlighted some of the research that went into the story.

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4 out of 5 stars
By E.D. on 03-05-12

It's the bees knees!

Would you consider the audio edition of Flying Too High to be better than the print version?

Having never read the print version, I can't say if I would like it better. I can usually "hear" things in my head as I read the print versions, but having a native speaker read something like this makes it even more fun. I NEVER would have guessed how they pronounce Phryne.

What did you like best about this story?

This is full of high spirited adventure. I have always wanted to learn to fly, and back then it was so "by the seat of your pants." The machines were simpler, the hazards were natural, and the other traffic was nominal. It had a more human scale and so was fun. I also love the fact that Phryne can fix EVERYTHING, including the situations her friends get into!

Which character ??? as performed by Stephanie Daniel ??? was your favorite?

Well, Phryne, of course! But, they were all well played, she didn't lose track of them either.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I ended up with it on my iPod in my pocket as I went through the day so I wouldn't miss a moment, but could get on with errands and such. Everyone thinks I'm listening to music.

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