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Kerry Greenwood , Stephanie Daniel
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2 Sep 2014
Praise for Murder on a Midsummer Night... "As usual, Greenwood populates the novel with an assortment of offbeat characters...and Phryne has plenty of opportunities to unleash her acid tongue and apply her razor-sharp wit." - Booklist The Hon. Phryne Fisher, languid and slightly bored at the start of 1929, has been engaged to find out if the antique-shop-owning son of a Pre-Raphaelite model has died by homicide or suicide. He had some strange friends-a Balkan adventuress, a dilettante with a penchant for antiquities, a Classics professor, a medium, and a mysterious supplier who arrives after dark on a motorbike. Simultaneously, she is asked to discover the fate of the lost illegitimate child of a rich old lady, to the evident dislike of the remaining relatives. With the help of her sister Beth, the cab drivers Bert and Cec, and even her two adoptive daughters, Phryne follows eerie leads that bring her face-to-face with the conquest of Jerusalem by General Allenby and the Australian Light Horse, kif smokers, spirit guides, pirate treasure maps, and ghosts. Kerry Greenwood won the Crime Writers' Association of Australia Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003. She has written seventeen books in the Phryne Fisher series with no sign yet that Miss Fisher is hanging up her pearl-handled pistol.
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  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing; MP3 Una edition (2 Sep 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1486219578
  • ISBN-13: 978-1486219575
  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 13.3 x 1.3 cm
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Kerry Greenwood is the author of more than forty novels, six non-fiction works and the editor of two collections. Previous novels in the Phryne Fisher series are Cocaine Blues, Flying too High, Murder on the Ballarat Train, Death on the Victoria Dock, Blood and Circuses, The Green Mill Murder, Ruddy Gore, Urn Burial, Raisins and Almonds, Death Before Wicket, Away with the Fairies, Murder in Montparnasse, The Castlemaine Murders, Queen of the Flowers, Death by Water, Murder in the Dark and, most recently, A Question of Death: An illustrated Phryne Fisher treasury. She is also the author of the Corinna Chapman crime series, several books for young adults and the Delphic Women series. When she is not writing she is an advocate in Magistrates' Court for the Legal Aid Commission. She is not married, has no children and lives with a registered Wizard. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Murder & mayhem in Melbourne 18 Dec 2008
By Lynette Baines VINE VOICE
Melbourne at the beginning of 1928 is suffering through a heatwave. Phryne Fisher, private investigator, becomes involved in two very different cases. Augustine Manifold's mother is convinced that his death by drowning was murder, not suicide as the police think. Kathleen Bonnetti has died a rich woman, leaving her fortune to her children, but she hasn't specified that only her legitimate children can inherit, and there was a missing year in her youth when she may have had an illegitimate child. Phryne is a perfect fantasy figure, rich, young, beautiful & clever. With her adopted daughters, Jane & Ruth, faithful companion, Dot, gorgeous lover, Lin Chung & the rest of her friends, she sets out to illuminate the mysteries of Melbourne in the 20s. Kerry Greenwood's descriptions of clothes & food are very seductive & this is an exciting fast-paced mystery for lovers of the traditional crime novel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A heatwave and two investigations 19 Mar 2012
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A heat wave is affecting Melbourne at the start of 1929 and trying Phryne Fisher's patience. Two new cases for her to investigate arrive virtually at the same time.

A devastated mother wants her to investigate the apparent death by suicide of her beloved son and a lawyer wants her to try and find an illegitimate child who is one of the heirs to a fortune. Warring families and thoroughly nasty Bright Young Things are doing their best to disrupt her investigations.

Phryne vows to take her whole family away on holiday once the two cases are settled. I really enjoyed this complex story and loved the ending with the seance organised by Phryne's lover Lin Chung. It was nice to see more of Phryne's two adopted daughters, Jane and Ruth and also to see Dot, her companion, playing a part in the investigations.

If you enjoy crime stories with interesting and likeable characters and complex plots then you may enjoy this series. Each book can stand on its own but it helps to read them in order so that you can see how the series characters develop. The first book in the series is Cocaine Blues (Phryne Fisher Mysteries)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great tale. 16 Aug 2013
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Love the Phryne Fisher mystery series. Nearly have them
all. Great stories. Kerry Greenwood knows how to write a
good murder mystery,
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3.0 out of 5 stars bit boring 11 July 2014
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Got a bit bogged down half way through, too much info on irrelevant stuff and lost track of the plot, a bit boring in places to be honest, not the usual standard
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5.0 out of 5 stars Phryne adventure 17 22 May 2014
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please keep them coming they are a really excellent read for any time anywhere even on the plane to America
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent dose of Phryne mystery. 4 May 2014
By Cloggie Downunder TOP 500 REVIEWER
Murder on a Midsummer Night is the seventeenth book in the popular Phryne Fisher series by Australian author, Kerry Greenwood. As 1929 begins with a very hot spell, Phryne is asked by her sister, Eliza to investigate a death the police believe a suicide. Mrs Manifold is convinced her son, Augustine did not take his own life. An Old Wares dealer who was much loved by clients, friends and staff, Augustine was excited about a discovery that would buy his beloved mother a house and see him independent very soon. Certain irregularities in the pathology report have Phryne intrigued. A group of obnoxious and rather dangerous Bright Young Things that Phryne encounters at Augustine’s funeral head her list of suspects. At the same time, Phryne is visited by a barrister for a well-to-do family whose matriarch has left a puzzling will. Phryne is engaged to find a possible heir to the estate hitherto unknown. This excellent instalment features a Harley rider with a grudge, a Professor of languages, Cec’s cousin Cedric, a haughty butler, a failing businessman, some ageing thespians, a nun, a cache of gold coins and a blackmailer. Phyrne attends a Requiem mass, holds a séance, reads a diary written in code, escapes a bunch of kif smokers, visits a funeral parlour and hosts a birthday party. As usual, Mr and Mrs Butler provide at-home support while Dot, Jane, Eliza and her friend, Lady Alice, Bert and Cec, Jack and Lin Chung all take an active part in the various investigations. Another excellent dose of Phryne mystery.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book 4 Mar 2014
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have read four other of her books and know the places she writes about as i have been to them in australia as i am from there
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good read 16 Jan 2014
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I really enjoyed this fast moving story with its twists and turns. It was also interesting to read the historical facts woven into the story. There was comedy but also poinant too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Phryne WOWS again !!!
Wonderful holiday and anytime read. I love murder mysteries but sometimes the " gore" gets a bit too much Phryne Fisher does it all with such panache and style. Read more
Published 10 days ago by ginny
4.0 out of 5 stars Spooky
This story is more in keeping with the author's usual style. All the usual family members are present together with all the characters involved in the story. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Miss A.D. Stevenson
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
It 's a good read they all are - Please remove the ,minimum required words. What else can I say ??????
Published 7 months ago by thebakery
5.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable
Another enjoyable case.Love atmosphere and the characters.The relationships are interesting and she is as saucy as ever!Cant wait to read the next one
Published 7 months ago by Suzanne Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Fabulous!
Phryne as always is sassy, clever, and the epitome of a 20's good-time girl. Recommended reading if you're after a sexy, talented female detective!
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Multiple mysteries and a heatwave tax the remarkable Miss Fisher
There's a heatwave in Melbourne and Phryne's got her hands full with two cases at once. I really enjoyed this addition to the Miss Fisher series - with a cast of nasty Bright... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Murder on a Midsummer Night
I would recommend murder on a midsummer night to all my friends who enjoy reading thriller and detective stories, which I do. It's thrilling and entertaining.
Published 15 months ago by charles layton C S Layton
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