"Greenwood weaves historical data into the plot like gold thread, giving it richness without weighing it down. As always, the highlight of the series is the sexy and sybaritic Phryne, whose kind heart and generous spirit far outweigh her slightly scandalous behavior." --Booklist"the appealing characters and witty banter make for an enjoyable caper" --"Publisher's Weekly" "Greenwood's prose has a dagger in its garter; her hero is raunchy and promiscuous in the best sense." --"The Weekend Australian" "The success of Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs books may help pave the way for Phryne Fisher, who is an equally unforgettable character, with a heart as big as her pocketbook, a fine disregard for convention and an insatiable appetite for life." --"Denver"" Post"
"Appealing characters and witty banter make for an enjoyable caper." (Publishers Weekly)
"The Phryne Fisher mystery series returns with a lighthearted escapade. Independent 1920s' feminist Fisher, complete with Chinese lover and pearl-handled pistol, solves another murder in a rough-and-tumble Australian setting. Fisher's household, especially her stuffy sister newly arrived from London, is bewildered by the accidental discovery of an old corpse at an amusement park. Fisher's investigations result in death threats and a fascinating personal connection with the gold rush of the 1850s. Reader Stephanie Daniel delivers plenty of zest and folly and provides the right combination of perkiness and intelligence for the heroine." (AudioFile Magazine)
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