This is a much darker novel than its predecessors. There is no frivolous, luxurious Phryne, rather we get a young woman out of her comfort zone, often scared and lonely although she still finds time for love. It is still a rollicking good adventure with plenty of action--Elaine Tomasso "GoodReads " I admire the fact that Greenwood's female lead is progressive in her thinking not only for her era (late 1920s) but in some ways our current one. She is fiercely independent yet extremely feminine, rebelliously sexual, yet mannered and civilized within her own terms. There were so many supportive, positive messages in this short mystery.--Beth Roberts "Goodreads " Another brilliant book from Kerry Greenwood about the delightful Phryne Fisher. Nothing run of the mill here as the story, settings and characterisation cannot be faulted, very strongly recommend.--Carolyn McVicker-Wilson "NetGalley " Phryne is off on another adventure!...This is a delightful read full of interesting and quirky characters. Well written, steady paced and occasionally funny, this book will entrance you and take you out of the everyday and into an exciting world of derring-do.--Joyce Fox "NetGalley " In Blood and Circuses, the sixth novel to feature the intrepid Phryne Fisher, she undertakes an investigation that lives out the fantasy of every 19th century boy: running away to join the circus. You'll be on the edge of your seat! I devoured the novel in just a day.--Ivonne Rovira "Goodreads "