Murder on A Midsummer Night

Murder on A Midsummer Night

Large Print - 2009
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Melbourne, 1929. The year starts off for glamorous private investigator Phryne Fisher with a rather trying heat wave and more mysteries than you could prod a parasol at. Simultaneously investigating the apparent suicide death of a man on St Kilda beach and trying to find a lost, illegimate child who could be heir to a wealthy old woman's fortune, Phryne needs all her wits about her, particularly when she has to tangle with a group of thoroughly unpleasant Bright Young Things. But Phryne Fisher is a force of nature, and takes in her elegant stride what might make others quail, including terrifying s̐ưances, ghosts, Kif smokers, the threat of human sacrifices, dubious spirit guides and maps to buried pirate treasur
Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen, 2009.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781590586334
1590586336
Branch Call Number: LP FIC GREE
Characteristics: 394 p. (large print) ; 22 cm.

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maipenrai
Dec 06, 2016

(Book 17 in the Phryne Fisher series)

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merlinsilver
Mar 14, 2016

Another GREAT mystery by Greenwood!! She keeps you intrigued and guessing until the end, the main characters are all there and interesting. This is a terrific cozy without violence and no foul languages.

JCLAmyF Jul 16, 2014

I'm almost at the end of this series, and I'm going to have to turn right around and start at the beginning again. Phryne Fisher is delighful, the mysteries are fun and engaging, and writing is lucid with the occasional turn of phrase that is both surprising and charming.

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Cecilturtle
Oct 07, 2012

This was my first Phryne Fisher mystery and I loved it! Because it's so far in the series I felt I rather missed out on some of the inside jokes, but despite being a newcomer, I had no trouble following the plot, figuring out each characters' place and role, and appreciating the little habits and folklore which help make a successful cozy mystery.
I thoroughly enjoyed Greenwood's nod to Marsh and Christie and find that she does a great job of creating an elegant and sophisticated young heroine with a touch of 21th modernism: a lovely mix of nostalgia and new.
The story itself was simple enough but had all the elements of a good mystery. I was transported to the end and will no doubt now turn to other novels of the series for new indulgences.

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