Phryne Fisher, scented and surprisingly ruthless, is not one to let sleuthing a horrific crime get in the way of an elegant dalliance.
The redoubtable Phryne Fisher is holidaying at Cave House, a Gothic mansion in the heart of the Victorian mountain country.
But the peaceful country surroundings mask danger. Her host is receiving death threats, lethal traps are set without explanation around the house and the parlour maid is found strangled to death.
What with the reappearance of the mysterious funerary urns, apair of young lovers, an extremely eccentric swagman, an angry outcast heir, and the luscious Lin Chung, Phryne’s attention has definitely been caught.
Phryne’s search for answers takes her deep into the dungeons of the house and of the limestone Buchan caves. But what will she find this time?
Solve another case with Phryne Fisher.
©1996 Kerry Greenwood (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Light, entertaining and easy to listen to.
In the cave towards the end
We listen to Greenwoods books as we drive. We love all her books.
Absolutely..loads of naughty woman powered fun!
Phryne because I want her life.
Great voice and appropriate timing!
You can always count on Phryne Fisher for a bit of light fun. This one is a bit different from others in the series, as the author tips her hat (or sticks out her tongue) at Agatha Christie. The story is full of the usual Christie tropes (the isolated country house, the long returned secret relative, and on and on) but Greenwood pokes and tweaks them in a very un-Christie way.
It wasn't my favorite of the Phryne mysteries by far, but was quite an enjoyable diversion none the less.
Old House, Intrigue & Water
I can't think of another book I might compare Urn Burial too!
As Always Phryne Fisher
No, it wasn't
I found I had to listen to this story twice, as I didn't get all of the little clues in the first listen.
I didn't read it in print so I don't know.
Yes, and her performance is excellent as usual. She seems to be many people in the same story.
It was all good.
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