Murder and Mendelssohn: 20 Paperback – Large Print, 1 May 2014
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- Paperback : 250 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781464202476
- ISBN-13 : 978-1464202476
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 3.81 x 21.59 cm
- Publisher : Poisoned Pen Press; Large type / Large print edition (1 May 2014)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : 1464202478
- Best Sellers Rank: 451,478 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Patrons in the front row, beware: Orchestra conductors are dropping like flies....Another action-filled adventure from the Roaring 20s (Unnatural Habits, 2013, etc.) lifted to the upper reaches of the series by its pointed social commentary."--Kirkus Reviews
"The 20th entry in Greenwood's outstanding historical series featuring the talented and opinionated Phryne (after Unnatural Habits) finds her investigating the death of a musical conductor. Music, MI6, and forbidden love mix to make an engaging case."--Library Journal
About the Author
Kerry Greenwood is the author of more than 40 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 Australia. 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.
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I'm a firm believer in what Dorothy Sayers called 'mother wit' and Phryne is the feminist icon I used to dream of, but when you have her out-Sherlocking Sherlock while also singing Mendelssohn and being Mata Hari except better because she never got caught, with no previous mention in the series of her ever having sung in a choir or having worked as a spy, it's gotten a little ridiculous. So, this one disappointed me. I hope there will be more Miss Fisher novels, but I also hope she'll be less omnipotent.
The series began back in 1989 with the first story being Cocaine Blues. This latest story was first published in 2014 by Poisoned Pen Press and finds all the members of Phryne's entourage present and correct including the latest addition Tinker , who we first met in Dead Mans Chest.
The book contains 318 pages and begins in St. Kilda in the summer of 1929.
The pleasure for me in these stories is the extended family that surrounds our sleuth with Dot her beloved maid always involved in the action and her adopted daughters Jane and Ruth also making valuable contributions.
I look forward to further additions to the series.