This is a wonderful entry in the series of Phryne (rhymes with Brian he) Fisher mysteries. These mysteries, set in Melbourne, Australia in the late 1920s are a delightful, frothy read. Fast-paced and full of humor, this book finds our delightful, stylish, and brainy flapper on the hunt for the killer of an author and illustrator of fairy stories. Feeling that the killer might be close to home, Phrynegoes to work for the women's magazine for which the deceased had worked.
While doing so, Phryne's lover, LIn Chung goes missing while on a silk buying foray in China. That mystery compounds itself when our intrepid female sleuth realizes that she is being tailed, resulting in various threats and assaults upon her person. Meanwhile, the mystery of Lin Chung's disappearance deepens, more so when evidence of some dastardly skulduggery makes itself manifest to Phryne' dismay.
This book has a number of mysteries to unravel, both professional and personal. Fans of the Honorable Phryne Fisher will not be disappointed. This is simply a delightful, lighthearted, stylish mystery, featuring a wonderful main character and a host of quirky supporting ones. I love this series of cozy mysteries. As with all cozy mysteries, the characters, more so than the mysteries, keep the readers coming back for more