Murder and Mendelssohn : Phryne Fisher

  • by Kerry Greenwood
  • Narrated by Stephanie Daniel
  • Series: Phryne Fisher
  • 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An orchestral conductor has been found dead and Detective Inspector Jack Robinson needs the delightfully incisive and sophisticated Miss Fisher's assistance. Hugh Tregennis has been murdered in a most flamboyant mode by a killer with a point to prove. But how many killers is Phryne really stalking?
At the same time, the dark curls and disdainful air of mathematician and code-breaker Rupert Sheffield are taking Melbourne by storm. They've certainly taken the heart of Phryne's old friend from the trenches of WWI, John Wilson. Phryne recognises Sheffield as a man who attracts danger and is determined to protect John from harm. While Mendelssohn's 'Elijah,' memories of the Great War, and the science of deduction ring in her head, Phryne's past must also play its part as MI6 become involved in the tangled web of murders.

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What the Critics Say

"Greenwood's strength lies in her ability to create characters that are wholly satisfying: the bad guys are bad, and the good guys are great." (Vogue)

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Customer Reviews

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Lost the story line?

Is there anything you would change about this book?

A little less on the homosexual love story (I found it a little tedious after a while) a better explanation on why one of the main docklands "kingpins" wanted to kill one of them (we are told) but not until the main event. When did Phyrne become involved in MI6 and then there was the add on story about the choir (which is where the Mendelssohn came in for the title) but the solution finished so fast you went "is that it" . I was disappointed Ms Greenwood is usually better than this.


Would you recommend Murder and Mendelssohn to your friends? Why or why not?

Maybe but only if the were a real Phyrne fan otherwise no


Which character – as performed by Stephanie Daniel – was your favourite?

Phyrne Fisher, Dot, Jack and Cec & Bert


Did Murder and Mendelssohn inspire you to do anything?

Yes to buy another audio book by Kerry greenwood just to make sure she can still write a good story


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- S. Phipps

Terrible narration, fabulous Phryne.

Enjoyable story, pity about the narration . Why one would cast a voice who is a) not only English but incapable of anything approaching an Australian accent, and b) tone deaf , for a story about Mendelssohn set in Australia and, is beyond me.Her pacing was repetitive, her attempts at singing painful and her poetry reading insensitive. The story is a lovely Phryne Fisher mystery. Lots of feminism, lots of laughs. possibly it was drawn out a little too long, but enjoyable, despite the atrocious narration.
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- AGoodOmen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-09-2013
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd