Murder on the Ballarat Train is Kerry Greenwood's third installment in the popular Phryne Fisher series. Ms Greenwood has Phryne dealing with, in her inimitable fashion, matters as diverse as chloroform poisoning, amnesic victims of the child sex trade, kidnapping, mesmerism and murder. Bert and Cec make a useful appearance, and Dot and the Butlers play their usual dependable roles. Phryne takes a youthful lover, adopts two young girls and still manages to solve the cases of amnesia, kidnapping and murder before the week is out. Phryne's train trip may not have been too pleasant, but your journey with her in this novel is guaranteed to be very enjoyable.
The lovely miss fisher sashays into life in a well written story, her outfits wonderfully described, bringing you right into the era. It's surprising she doesn't get badly injured. This story line is intriguing and a little gruesome, the stories get better and better!!!
Very much enjoyed this book, not intellectually demanding and didn't pretend to be. A little different from the tv series but nothing to throw you as the book clearly came first. Bit of a page turner and has encouraged me to buy more.