Kerry Greenwood (born 17 June 1954 in Footscray, Victoria) is an Australian author and defence lawyer. She has written many plays and books, most notably a string of historical detective novels centred on the character of Phryne Fisher. She writes mysteries, science-fiction, historical fiction, and children's stories, as well as plays. She is unmarried but lives with a "registered wizard". Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Photo by John Lamp (John Lamp) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.