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Murder on a Midsummer Night
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The seventeenth Phryne Fisher murder mystery

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Kerry Greenwood is the author of more than forty novels, six non-fiction works and the editor of two collections.

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Everyone calls the drowning of young Melbourne antiques dealer Augustine Manifold a suicide-except for his distraught mother and Phyrne Fisher, the heroine of Greenwood's long-running series set in 1920s Australia (Murder in the Dark, etc.). Brainy, beautiful, blue-blooded and rich to boot, the enviably stylish PI somehow manages to juggle the demands of two adopted daughters, an exotic lover and a full social calendar with multiple cases, including a hunt for the illegitimate heir to a fortune-all while rarely missing a morsel of her cook's inspired creations. Greenwood keeps the action moving as swiftly as milady's Hispano-Suiza, save for the initially confusing flashbacks at the end of many chapters that eventually become pieces in the solution of the Manifold puzzle. But there's no quibbling with the author's ability to create a sybaritic piece of period escapism. As Phryne's mates would say approvingly: Bonzer! (July) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

It is 1929, and Melbourne PI Phryne Fisher (Queen of the Flowers) has been hired to prove whether an antiques dealer committed suicide or was murdered. She is also looking for the illegitimate child of a rich woman, which will upset the inheritance of her remaining relatives. Fisher uses every resource at her disposal, and her adopted daughters, her sister, and lover all add spice and a willingness to investigate. Verdict Cleverly plotted and one of one of Greenwood's best in this long-running historical series. Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

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 *
Elegant, fabulously wealthy and sharp as a tack, Phryne sleuths with customary panache... [she is] irresistibly charming * The Age *
Phryne Fisher is gutsy and adventurous, and endowed with plenty of grey matter. * West Australian *
In a word: delightful * Herald Sun *

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