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Unnatural Habits | [Kerry Greenwood]

Unnatural Habits

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.
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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

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    aleshia Manchester, NH, United States 02-11-14
    aleshia Manchester, NH, United States 02-11-14 Member Since 2013

    Mother of three wonderful girls! I love to listen to audiobooks during my commute. Love to hear about any good books.

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    "Not bad"

    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.

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    JaniceO Queensland, Australia 01-31-14
    JaniceO Queensland, Australia 01-31-14 Listener Since 2010
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    "Excellent entertainment and a great listen."
    What did you love best about Unnatural Habits?

    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.


    Which character – as performed by Stephanie Daniel – was your favorite?

    Phrynne is as always, my favourite character in the book and Stephanie gives her the exact voice I woulod expect her to have.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Conklin Providence, RI United States 01-13-14
    Heather Conklin Providence, RI United States 01-13-14
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    "Excellent combination of story and narration"
    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot was twisty and, as usual, Greenwood ties up all the ends neatly at the close.


    What does Stephanie Daniel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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.


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    Gregory MD 12-25-13
    Gregory MD 12-25-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Interesting mystery"

    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.

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    Jane West Gosford, Australia 12-20-13
    Jane West Gosford, Australia 12-20-13 Member Since 2010
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    "fun"

    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

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    paula brattleboro, VT, United States 11-19-13
    paula brattleboro, VT, United States 11-19-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Couldn't finish it"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Just a tough read. It didn't flow as well as I'd hoped. Only got half-way through it.


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    Katdeeza The O.C. 06-21-13
    Katdeeza The O.C. 06-21-13
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    "PG-13 and somewhat boring"

    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.

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    Laura L. Relph Watertown, SD 04-04-14
    Laura L. Relph Watertown, SD 04-04-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Nasty covered with a taste of 'Nice'"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    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.


    What could Kerry Greenwood have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Kept the plot without going back and in vivid detail rehashing the Trash repeatedly.


    Any additional comments?

    disappointed.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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