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Publisher's Summary

The delectable Phryne Fisher has been invited to the Last Best party of 1928. When three of the guests are kidnapped, Phryne finds she must puzzle her way through the scavenger hunt clues to retrieve the hostages. This is another sparkling mystery from Australia's Queen of Crime, Kerry Greenwood.
©2006 Kerry Greenwood; (P)2007 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

Critic Reviews

"Brimming with glamour, high life, and a hint of debauchery, Greenwood's series delivers a literary glass of champagne, lifting readers' spirits while tickling their fancies." (Booklist US)

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I'll avoid Phryne Fisher tales in future.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who is interested in the past antics of the incredibly rich English might find this more enthralling than I did.

Has Murder in the Dark turned you off from other books in this genre?

The genre is mystery, which I enjoy, but I'll avoid this author in future.

Have you listened to any of Stephanie Daniel’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

unsure

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

it has a bit of entertainment value

Any additional comments?

no

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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boring

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

perverts perhaps although they would just as likely rent an adult movie.

Would you ever listen to anything by Kerry Greenwood again?

no not ever. The story was not at all interesting. There was no mystery. The gratuitous sex was neither shocking nor believable.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

yes

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Murder in the Dark?

all of it- sorry it just was not at all good.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Norma
  • Glenmoore, PA, United States
  • 07-09-12

not the best of series

What disappointed you about Murder in the Dark?

Couldn't stand all the singing. Too much sexual content. Not really a mystery.

Has Murder in the Dark turned you off from other books in this genre?

I have listened to almost all the other stories in the series. I didn't do them in order. If i had listened to this one first i would not have gone on. Really not to my taste at all.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Stephanie Daniel?

Don't know.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Murder in the Dark?

The singing and sex scenes. I'm not a prude, but i don't like soft porn.

Any additional comments?

No other comments

0 of 1 people found this review helpful