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4.0 out of 5 stars Murder & mayhem in Melbourne
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...
Published on 18 Dec 2008 by Lynette Baines

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3.0 out of 5 stars bit boring
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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4.0 out of 5 stars Murder & mayhem in Melbourne, 18 Dec 2008
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Lynette Baines (Melbourne, Australia) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Murder On A Midsummer Night: A Phryne Fisher Mystery (Paperback)
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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This review is from: Murder On A Midsummer Night: A Phryne Fisher Mystery (Paperback)
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
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This review is from: Murder On A Midsummer Night: A Phryne Fisher Mystery (Paperback)
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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A. Gilbert (Boston, Lincs. UK) - See all my reviews
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read, 14 Jan 2014
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thebakery (East sussex, UK) - See all my reviews
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It 's a good read they all are - Please remove the ,minimum required words. What else can I say ??????
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5.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable, 12 Jan 2014
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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
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