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Murder in Montparnasse | [Kerry Greenwood]

Murder in Montparnasse

The divine Phryne Fisher returns to lead another dance of intrigue. Seven Australian soldiers, carousing in Paris in 1918, unknowingly witness a murder and their presence has devastating consequences. Ten years later, two are dead ... under very suspicious circumstances. Phryne's wharfie mates, Bert and Cec, appeal to her for help. They were part of this group of soldiers in 1918 and they fear for their lives and for those of the other three men.
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The divine Phryne Fisher returns to lead another dance of intrigue. Seven Australian soldiers, carousing in Paris in 1918, unknowingly witness a murder and their presence has devastating consequences. Ten years later, two are dead ... under very suspicious circumstances. Phryne's wharfie mates, Bert and Cec, appeal to her for help. They were part of this group of soldiers in 1918 and they fear for their lives and for those of the other three men.

It's only as Phryne delves into the investigation that she, too, remembers being in Montparnasse on that very same day. While Phryne is occupied with memories of Montparnasse past and the race to outpace the murderer, she finds troubles of a different kind at home. Her lover, Lin Chung, is about to be married. And the effect this is having on her own usually peaceful household is disastrous.

©2006 Kerry Greenwood; (P)2003 Bolinda Publishing

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    Margaret Parkdale, Australia 09-15-10
    Margaret Parkdale, Australia 09-15-10 Member Since 2009
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    "C'est tres bon"

    I loved every minute of it. One is not often able to read books set in 1920's Australia. The details of a city I know well as a modern 21 century city were delightful and accurate, the characters were wonderfully crafted and just as I would have imagined them to be in the 1920's.
    Relaxing, fun, engaging ..... just made you smile and feel warm inside. Wonderful narrator who turned what could have been a very bland read into something well worth listening to. Congratulations - a job very well done.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lia Sutton, Australia 06-26-14
    Lia Sutton, Australia 06-26-14 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "War, Murder, and Social Comedy"

    Bert and Cec along with five other Australian soldiers are drinking and having a good time in Paris in 1918 when the seven witnessed a murder. Now a decade later, Bert, Cec and one of the other five Johnnys are concerned that someone is killing them off one at a time. At the inquest, two died allegedly accidentally when Maccie drowned in an irrigation ditch and Conger's van fell on him while he was fixing it. The three mates think otherwise as counter evidence disputes the official findings.
    The men discuss their belief with Phryne Fisher, renowned for her investigative skills. Phryne's inquiries into the seven and a seemingly unrelated case involving a missing fiancée that somehow goes back to 1918 in the Montparnasse section of Paris too also links back to her own past in the same locale at the same time. Regardless of her memories, a murderer is on the loose and must be stopped before anyone else dies.
    MURDER IN MONTPARNASSE is an exciting historical mystery that brings to life the late 1920s and a perspective from that point back to the end of World War One in Paris. The story line engages the audience due to the star as she plunges deep into the investigation while memories of her own waif lifestyle in 1918 Paris flash through her mind and her personal woes spin somewhat out of control. The support cast either enhances the who-done-it or brings insight into what makes Phryne tick. Phryne has starred in other adventures so that anyone who reads this delightful tale will seek other works starring a wonderful protagonist.

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    Dandylion Adelaide, Australia 06-28-13
    Dandylion Adelaide, Australia 06-28-13 Member Since 2011

    rambunctiously soft spoken.

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    "bons moments (good times)"

    I've got a very big bone to pick with Mrs Greenwood ,she has made me into a insomniac I'm not sleeping because I'm to busy listing to the amazing Stephanie Daniel ,I dusted this one of in three nights I couldn't get enough ,Miss Fishes sorted past and present are colliding ,but nothing flaps our beautiful flapper ,murder , ex lovers and her relations with the butlers strained to breaking point ,wont stop Miss Fisher from doing what she dose best.

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    CatBookMom Los Angeles area, CA, USA 04-05-13
    CatBookMom Los Angeles area, CA, USA 04-05-13 Member Since 2007
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    "One of the best!"

    This (#12) is one of the best of the Phryne Fisher mysteries, not that it is a great mystery, but because it gives so much insight into Phryne and her background. She was an ambulance driver in WWI from the age of 17, and when the war ended in 1918, she settled for a time in Paris and became an artists' model.

    Lovely story, great background, and important in understanding how Phryne became the strong person that she is. Very much recommended.

    Stephanie Daniel does her usual excellent job with voices and accents.

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    Robin S Peterson Dunnellon, FL United States 04-07-13
    Robin S Peterson Dunnellon, FL United States 04-07-13
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    "What Fun !!"

    I love these mysteries. They're funny, mysterious, entertaining and and a little tongue in cheek. I do alot of long drives and these are perfect.

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    Genevieve Ascot Vale, Australia 04-03-13
    Genevieve Ascot Vale, Australia 04-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A favourite in the series"
    What did you love best about Murder in Montparnasse?

    We see a lot of Phyrne's past in this book which is lovely for the character development.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed the little extra complexity in this story. Definitely a stand out in the series.

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    Katy United States 04-10-10
    Katy United States 04-10-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Solid Lady-Detective"

    This was a rather run-of-the-mill lady-detective who-dunnit with a predictably twisty plot (predictable that the plot twists, but not the direction... that was a surprise), and the main character is agreeably spunky without being annoying.

    I do have to say, though, this is not exactly what I was expecting, based on the title. I was hoping it would take place in Montparnasse! I was preparing for a vacation in Paris, and was looking to get in the mood. So, if there's anyone else who is whacky like me, hoping to take Paris-vacation-listening with an appropriate theme... this is not it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    James columbus, OH, United States 05-11-10
    James columbus, OH, United States 05-11-10 Member Since 2006

    sports announcer, cyclist, enjoys to travel and the outdoors.

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    "Agree with Katy"

    I expected a murder in paris. I bought it based on the review and - dont waist your time on this one. It was one of the books audible offered when they do their sales, so for 4 bucks - I didnt loose much.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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