1929: Girls are going missing in Melbourne. Little, pretty golden-haired girls. And not just pretty. Three of them are pregnant, poor girls from the harsh confines of the Magdalene Laundry. People are getting nervous. Polly Kettle, a pushy, self-important Girl Reporter with ambition and no sense of self-preservation, decides to investigate - and promptly goes missing herself. It's time for Phryne and Dot to put a stop to this and find Polly Kettle before something quite irreparable happens to all of them. It's all piracy and dark cellars, convents and plots, murder and mystery...and Phryne finally finds out if it's true that blondes have more fun.
©2012 Kerry Greenwood 2012. (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Mother of three wonderful girls! I love to listen to audiobooks during my commute. Love to hear about any good books.
A fun and quirky listen. A decent in between book. The story has nice twists and turns. The characters are interesting. Like I said....not bad.
Kerry Greenwood has put together another excellent plot with Phrynne having to solve a number of disappearances with the help of her minions. Once again Stephanie Daniels gives a great performance.
Phrynne is as always, my favourite character in the book and Stephanie gives her the exact voice I woulod expect her to have.
This series is a great collection of detective mysteries with the added bonus of learning about life in Australia in the twenties. Each book provides a list of interesting characters and plots and simply a lovely piece of entertainment.
The plot was twisty and, as usual, Greenwood ties up all the ends neatly at the close.
Stephanie Daniel's narration brought a great, acerbic tone to the story. From now on, her voice is what these books will sound like in my head.
I listen to a books while riding my bike, driving, running or working around the house. Keep your mind active.
My first Phryne Fisher mystery. Was looking for a good mystery series and decided to give this book a try. The main character is strong character in her mid 30s, living in Melbourne during the 1920s post WWI. Phryne has an odd collection of children and supporters who work with her to solve mysteries. This plot involves disappearing women and little golden-haired girls and touches on the Magdalene Laundries which are part of Australia’s history. Phryne Fisher a young Agatha Christie type sleuth. The writing is good, and the narration is well done. There is some action but not lots. I enjoyed the Australian landscape in the 1920s and I may go back to listen to some of earlier books.
I liked it because I live in Australia though not in Melbourne where the story was set. It gave me a lot of laughs, was lighthearted and easy to listen to
Initially I got this because it was on sale and the reviews were good, however I wish books had content ratings the way movies do. I would rate this pg-13 due to the licentious sexual content.
Other than that, I found the first half boring and shallow because it was more about the glamor and sleuthing costumes worn by the main character than the crimes being solved.
While appearing to attract the more Victorian era readers, this plot not only mixes time periods but does so in the Raw. I did not think it was described correctly.
Kept the plot without going back and in vivid detail rehashing the Trash repeatedly.
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