<Embed>
$104.48
  • + $3.90 Delivery
Only 1 left in stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon US.
Away with the Fairies: A ... has been added to your Cart
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$190.67
+ FREE Delivery
Sold by: Books Mela Aus
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


Away with the Fairies: A Phryne Fisher Mystery Hardcover – 1 January 2005

4.7 out of 5 stars 241 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Hardcover
$104.48
$104.48
Arrives: 24 - 28 Dec
Fastest delivery: 14 - 16 Dec
US imports may differ from local products. Additional terms apply. Learn More.

Amazon Global Store

  • International products have separate terms and are sold from abroad and may differ from local products including fit, age rating, and language of product, labeling, or instructions.
  • Manufacturer warranty may not apply but you may have other rights under law.
  • Learn more about Amazon Global Store

Get 90 days FREE of Amazon Music Unlimited
with the purchase of any eligible product. Shop now

Amazon Global Store

  • International products have separate terms and are sold from abroad and may differ from local products including fit, age rating, and language of product, labeling, or instructions.
  • Manufacturer warranty may not apply but you may have other rights under law.
  • Learn more about Amazon Global Store
click to open popover

Frequently bought together

  • Away with the Fairies: A Phryne Fisher Mystery
  • +
  • The Castlemaine Murders: Phryne Fisher's Murder Mysteries 13
  • +
  • Murder in Montparnasse: Phryne Fisher's Murder Mysteries 12
Total Price: $142.87
Buy the selected items together

Releases February 16, 2021. Pre-order How to Avoid a Climate Disaster now with Pre-order Price Guarantee.
If the Amazon.com.au price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you'll receive the lowest price. Order now

Product details

  • Hardcover : 241 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1590580222
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1590580226
  • Dimensions : 14.27 x 2.18 x 23.06 cm
  • Publisher : Poisoned Pen Press (1 January 2005)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 241 ratings

Product description

Review

Phryne Fisher isn't really a glossy girl, she's just pretending to be one to solve the suspicious death of an old luvvie who wrote and illustrated fairy stories for a women's magazine. Not exactly riveting reading by today's standards, but this story is set in the 20s when women read articles on how to be virtuous, and never ventured out without a hat or gloves. Greenwood manages to evoke the elegance of the era in this charming tale, which dwells as much on the wardrobe of the heroine as the morbid details of murder and mayhem. Vogue Magazine, June 2001 Phryne Fisher isnt really a glossy girl, shes just pretending to be one to solve the suspicious death of an old luvvie who wrote and illustrated fairy stories for a womens magazine. Not exactly riveting reading by todays standards, but this story is set in the 20s when women read articles on how to be virtuous, and never ventured out without a hat or gloves. Greenwood manages to evoke the elegance of the era in this charming tale, which dwells as much on the wardrobe of the heroine as the morbid details of murder and mayhem. Vogue Magazine, June 2001 "Phryne Fisher isnt really a glossy girl, she's just pretending to be one to solve the suspicious death of an old luvvie who wrote and illustrated fairy stories for a womens magazine. Not exactly riveting reading by todays standards, but this story is set in the 20s when women read articles on how to be virtuous, and never ventured out without a hat or gloves. Greenwood manages to evoke the elegance of the era in this charming tale, which dwells as much on the wardrobe of the heroine as the morbid details of murder and mayhem." -- Vogue Magazine, June 2001"Greenwood crafts a passable whodunit, but terrific historic color (complete with a three page bibliography) and the blithe proto-feminist heroine are the real highlights here." -- "Kirkus Reviews" "This series is the best Australian import since Nicole Kidman, and Phryne is the flashiest new female sleuth in the genre." -- "Booklist" "Kerry Greenwood makes it impossible for the audience not to like the charming Phyrne or her investigations." --"Midwest Book Review" "Phryne Fisher isnt really a glossy girl, she's just pretending to be one to solve the suspicious death of an old luvvie who wrote and illustrated fairy stories for a womens magazine. Not exactly riveting reading by todays standards, but this story is set in the 20s when women read articles on how to be virtuous, and never ventured out without a hat or gloves. Greenwood manages to evoke the elegance of the era in this charming tale, which dwells as much on the wardrobe of the heroine as the morbid details of murder and mayhem." -- Vogue Magazine, June 2001 "Greenwood crafts a passable whodunit, but terrific historic color (complete with a three page bibliography) and the blithe proto-feminist heroine are the real highlights here." -- "Kirkus Reviews" "This series is the best Australian import since Nicole Kidman, and Phryne is the flashiest new female sleuth in the genre." -- "Booklist" "Kerry Greenwood m Phryne Fisher is a character whose personality falls somewhere between gentle femininity and hard-boiled forensic capabilities. It is a combination which celebrates the emerging individual women of the 1920s.-- Weekend Australian Phryne infiltrates the staff of Women's Choice with all the aplomb of Lord Peter Wimsey taking on the advertising game, casually dispensing balm to fragile egos and down-to-earth fashion advice while she penetrates the secrets of the magazine's agony page and follows a tortuous trail of clues to a suitably unexpected conclusion. -- Adelaide Advertiser

About the Author

Kerry Greenwood is the author of thirty-eight novels and six non-fiction books. Among her many honors, Ms. Greenwood has received the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award from the Crime Writers' Association of Austrialia. Other mysteries In the Phryne Fisher series available from Poisoned Pen Press are "Murder in Montparnasse," "Cocaine Blues," "Flying too High," "Murder on the Ballarat Train," "Death at Victoria Dock," "Ruddy Gore," and "Urn Burial." She is also the author of several books for young adults and the Delphic Women series.When she is not writing she is an advocate in Magistrates' Courts for the Legal Aid Commission. She is not married, has no children and lives with a registered Wizard.

Customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5
241 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Top review from Australia

Reviewed in Australia on 19 July 2015
Verified Purchase

Top reviews from other countries

M. Dowden
5.0 out of 5 stars Who Killed Miss Lavender?
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 May 2017
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse
bookworm
5.0 out of 5 stars Phabulous Phryne
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 October 2019
Verified Purchase
Bobj
5.0 out of 5 stars Always so good - I’m currently reading the series again from the beginning
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 July 2020
Verified Purchase
Paul West Ealing, UK
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent as always
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 December 2015
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Wicked fairy frolics
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 July 2015
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse