Death Before Wicket

Death Before Wicket

Abduction, intrigue and death - it's just not cricket!

Author: Kerry Greenwood

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472116727

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 568

Abduction, intrigue and death - it's just not cricket! Phryne Fisher has plans for her Sydney sojourn - a few days at the Test match, a little sightseeing and the Artist's Ball with an up-and-coming young modernist. But these plans begin to go awry when Phryne's maid discovers her thoroughly respectable sister has left her family for the murky nightlife of the city's seamier side. And Phryne is definitely not the woman to say no when two delightful and handsome men come to her on bended knees, begging for her help in finding their friend innocent of theft. All in all, Phryne's plans for a simple day or two of pleasure watching young men in white are postponed for good!
Categories: Fiction

Unnatural Habits

Unnatural Habits

Phryne Fisher mysteries: Cocaine Blues Flying too High Murder on the Ballarat
Train Death at Victoria Dock The Green Mill Murder Blood and Circuses Ruddy
Gore Urn Burial Raisins and Almonds Death Before Wicket Away with the Fairies
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Author: Kerry Greenwood

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781743435298

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 503

The decidedly raven-haired Miss Phryne Fisher returns to delve deep into the dark cellars of Melbourne. 1929: Pretty little golden-haired girls are going missing in Melbourne. But they're not just pretty. Three of them are pregnant, poor girls from the harsh confines of the Magdalen 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 a tale of convents and plots, piracy, murder and mystery . . . and Phryne finally finds out if it's true that blondes have more fun. 'Elegant, fabulously wealthy and sharp as a tack, Phryne sleuths her way through these classical detective stories with customary panache.' The Age
Categories: Fiction

Flying Too High

Flying Too High

Danger, excitement, and love-this is how the glamorous Phryne Fisher is determined to live her life in her second enticing adventure.

Author: Kerry Greenwood

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781741154832

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 142

The second in the classic Phryne Fisher series from Kerry Greenwood, featuring the irresistible heroine Phryne. Whether she's foiling kidnappers, seducing beautiful young men, or simply deciding what to wear for dinner, Phryne handles everything with her inimitable panache and flair. Danger, excitement, and love-this is how the glamorous Phryne Fisher is determined to live her life in her second enticing adventure. Walking the wings of a Tiger Moth plane in full flight ought to be enough excitement for most people, but not Phryne Fisher, amateur detective and woman of mystery, as delectable as the finest chocolate and as sharp as razor blades. In this, the second Phryne Fisher mystery, the 1920s' most talented and glamorous detective flies even higher, handling a murder, a kidnapping and the usual array of beautiful young men with style and consummate ease-and all before it's time to adjourn to the Queenscliff Hotel for breakfast. Whether she's flying planes, clearing a friend of homicide charges, or saving a child from kidnapping, she handles everything with the same dash and elan with which she drives her red Hispano-Suiza.
Categories: Fiction

The Honourable Phryne Fisher Returns

The Honourable Phryne Fisher Returns

Phryne Fisher, the 1920s most elegant and irrepressible sleuth, returns in her second three adventures - bound together in one great value volume.

Author: Kerry Greenwood

Publisher:

ISBN: 1743313187

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 649

View: 625

'With Phryne Fisher, the indefatigable Greenwood has invented the character-you-fall-in-love-with genre.' - The Australian. This fabulous compendium of the fourth, fifth and sixth books in the critically acclaimed and much-loved Phryne Fisher mystery series, sees the divine and delectable Hon Phryne Fisher now comfortably ensconced in Melbourne society - but among the parties, the dancing, the flirtations and the assignations, somehow murder always finds a way in... In Blood and Circuses, there have been strange things happening at Farrell's Circus and Wild Beast Show - someone seems to want it to fail, and is prepared to resort to poison, assault and murder. Phryne goes undercover as a trick horse-rider, but she'll need all her tricks, intelligence and courage to see her through this mystery. Death at Victoria Dock sees Phryne tangling with bank robbers and anarchists on her way through tatoo parlours, pubs and spiritualist halls to find out who murdered a very young man who died in Phryne's arms. But when her beloved maid, Dot, is kidnapped, there's nothing that will stand in Phryne's way. In The Green Mill Murder, Phryne finds there are hidden perils in dancing the night away - like murder, blackmail and young men who vanish. But there are compensations to this case, including a dashingly handsome band leader, some fancy flying across the Australian Alps and a most unexpected tryst with a gentle stranger. 'Phryne . . . is a wonderful fantasy of how you could live your life if you had beauty, money, brains and superb self control.' - The Age.
Categories: Detective and mystery stories

A Question of Death

A Question of Death

A celebration of the divine Phryne Fisher, this special collectable treat for her fans is lavishly illustrated in full colour and includes all-new Phryne short stories, plus recipes and other miscellany.

Author: Kerry Greenwood

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781741753639

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 408

A celebration of the divine Phryne Fisher, this special collectable treat for her fans is lavishly illustrated in full colour and includes all-new Phryne short stories, plus recipes and other miscellany.
Categories: Fiction

Murder in the Dark

Murder in the Dark

In her sixteenth adventure, the delectable Phryne Fisher has been invited to the Last Best party of 1928.

Author: Kerry Greenwood

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781742696256

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 880

In her sixteenth adventure, 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. It's Christmas, and Phryne has an invitation to the Last Best party of 1928, a four-day extravaganza being held at Werribee Manor house and grounds by the Golden Twins, Isabella and Gerald Templar. She knew them in Paris, where they caused a sensation. Phryne is in two minds about going when she starts receiving anonymous threats warning her against attending. She promptly decides to accept the invitation - after all, no one tells Phryne what to do. At the Manor, she is accommodated in the Iris room, and at the party meets two polo-playing women, a Goat lady (and goat), a large number of glamorous young men and a very rude child called Tarquin. The acolytes of the golden twins are smoking hashish and dreaming, and Phryne finds that the jazz is as hot as the drinks are cold and indulges in flirtations, dancing, and mint juleps. Heaven. It all seems like good clean fun until three people are kidnapped, one of them the abominable child, and Phryne must puzzle her way through the cryptic clues of the scavenger hunt to retrieve the hostages and save the party from disaster.
Categories: Fiction

Murder on the Ballarat Train

Murder on the Ballarat Train

Phryne Fisher mysteries: Cocaine Blues Flying too High Murder on the Ballarat
Train Death at Victoria Dock The Green Mill Murder Blood and Circuses Ruddy
Gore Urn Burial Raisins and Almonds Death Before Wicket Away with the Fairies
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Author: Kerry Greenwood

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781742696270

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 206

In Phryne Fisher's third adventure, Phryne is off to Ballarat for a week of fabulousness, but the sedate journey by train turns out to be far from the restful trip she was planning. For the elegant Phryne Fisher, travelling sedately is not at all what it seems. 'Lie still, Dot dear, we've had a strange experience.' But neither the resourceful Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher nor her loyal maid, Dot Williams, are strangers to odd events. When the glamorous Phryne Fisher, accompanied by Dot, decides to leave her delightfully fast, red Hispano-Suiza at home and travel to the country in the train, the last thing she expects is to have to use her trusty Beretta .32 to save their lives. What was planned as a restful country sojourn turns into the stuff of nightmares: a young girl who can't remember anything, rumours of vile white slavery and the body of an old woman missing her emerald rings. And Phryne is at the centre, working through the clues to arrive at the incredible truth before another murder is committed. Fortunately, Phryne can still find a little time for a discreet dalliance and the delicious diversion of that rowing team of young men.
Categories: Fiction

Cocaine Blues

Cocaine Blues

Phryne Fisher mysteries: Cocaine Blues Flying too High Murder on the Ballarat
Train Death at Victoria Dock The Green Mill Murder Blood and Circuses Ruddy
Gore Urn Burial Raisins and Almonds Death Before Wicket Away with the Fairies
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Author: Kerry Greenwood

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781742696058

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 204

Meet the Hon. Phryne Fisher - gorgeous, charming and terribly fashionable. Tiring of the tedium of English high society she sets out for Melbourne, Australia to start a new life as a lady detecive along the way encountering more than her fair share of corrupt cops, communism and cocaine smugglers. Introducing Australia's most elegant and irrepressible sleuth. The London season is in full fling at the end of the 1920s, but the Honourable Phryne Fisher - she of the green-grey eyes, diamant garters and outfits that should not be sprung suddenly on those of nervous dispositions - is rapidly tiring of the tedium of arranging flowers, making polite conversations with retired colonels, and dancing with weak-chinned men. Instead, Phryne decides it might be rather amusing to try her hand at being a lady detective in Melbourne, Australia. Almost immediately from the time she books into the Windsor Hotel, Phryne is embroiled in mystery: poisoned wives, cocaine smuggling rings, corrupt cops and communism - not to mention erotic encounters with the beautiful Russian dancer, Sasha de Lisse - until her adventure reaches its steamy end in the Turkish baths of Little Lonsdale Street.
Categories: Fiction

St James Guide to Crime Mystery Writers

St  James Guide to Crime   Mystery Writers

Author: Taryn Benbow-Pfalzgraf

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020147562

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1264

View: 683

Provides information on the most influential English-language writers of the crime and mystery genre. Each entry includes author biographies; complete bibliographies; lists of critical studies; locations of manuscripts; the writer's own comments on his or her work, when available; and an essay written by an expert of the genre.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Introducing the Honourable Phryne Fisher

Introducing the Honourable Phryne Fisher

Our unflappable, unconventional and uninhibited heroine, Phryne Fisher, leaves the tedium of English high society for Melbourne, Australia, and never looks back.

Author: Kerry Greenwood

Publisher: Allen & Unwin Australia

ISBN: 1742373879

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 567

View: 232

Our unflappable, unconventional and uninhibited heroine, Phryne Fisher, leaves the tedium of English high society for Melbourne, Australia, and never looks back. In her first three adventures, she encounters communism, cocaine, kidnappers and murderers.
Categories: Detective and mystery stories

Death at Victoria Dock

Death at Victoria Dock

Phryne Fisher mysteries: Cocaine Blues Flying too High Murder on the Ballarat
Train Death at Victoria Dock The Green Mill Murder Blood and Circuses Ruddy
Gore Urn Burial Raisins and Almonds Death Before Wicket Away with the Fairies
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Author: Kerry Greenwood

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781742696065

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 187

What's happened to Dot, Phryne Fisher's beloved maid? Phryne's on the case in her fourth fabulous mystery - full of sexy ex-anarchists, furs, tattooists and silken lingerie!
Categories: Fiction

Queen of the Flowers

Queen of the Flowers

The fourteenth seductive installment in the Phryne Fisher whodunnit series, see our utterly delightful eponymous heroine make a very welcome appearance as St Kilda's Queen of the Flowers.

Author: Kerry Greenwood

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781742696300

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 412

The fourteenth seductive installment in the Phryne Fisher whodunnit series, see our utterly delightful eponymous heroine make a very welcome appearance as St Kilda's Queen of the Flowers. But when a body washes up on the beach, she must leave the carnival and find the killer. With more than a dash of glamour and serious helpings of style, the witty and courageous Phryne Fisher returns. In 1928 St Kilda's streets hang with fairy lights. Magic shows, marionettes, tea dances, tango competitions, lifesaving demonstrations, lantern shows, and picnics on the beach are all part of the Flower Parade. And who else should be chosen to be Queen of the Flowers but the gorgeous, charming and terribly fashionable Hon Phryne Fisher? Phryne needs a new dress and a swimming costume but she also needs a lot of courage to confront her problems: a missing daughter, the return of an old lover, and a young woman found drowned at the beach at Elwood.
Categories: Fiction

The Long Walk

The Long Walk

It is a long walk, and the children have to face the dangers and hardships of a country suffering the Depression.

Author: Kerry Greenwood

Publisher: Hachette Children's Books Australia

ISBN: 0733617662

Category: Australian fiction

Page: 246

View: 343

What do you do when your mother falls ill and is sent to a rest home, and your father is away working on the Great Ocean Road? How do you survive when the only things you have are the clothes on your back and the promise you made to keep your family together? For Isa Wyatt, there's only one thing she can do. She gathers together her brothers and her sister, packs an old pram with their belongings, and sets off to find her father. It is a long walk, and the children have to face the dangers and hardships of a country suffering the Depression. But on their journey, Isa soon learns that most people will give everything they have to help a small, courageous family survive. And some will do anything to stop them.
Categories: Australian fiction

Who Done It

Who Done It

Author: Ordean A. Hagen

Publisher: New York : Bowker

ISBN: UOM:39015078266585

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 834

View: 313

Categories: Detective and mystery stories

Dead Man s Chest

Dead Man s Chest

Phryne Fisher mysteries: Cocaine Blues Flying too High Murder on the Ballarat
Train Death at Victoria Dock The Green Mill Murder Blood and Circuses Ruddy
Gore Urn Burial Raisins and Almonds Death Before Wicket Away with the Fairies
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Author: Kerry Greenwood

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781743435229

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 587

The gloriously unflappable Miss Phryne Fisher returns in this deadly treasure hunt. Travelling at high speed in her beloved Hispano-Suiza accompanied by her maid and trusted companion Dot, her two adoptive daughters Jane and Ruth, and their dog Molly, The Hon Miss Phryne Fisher is off to Queenscliff. She'd promised everyone a nice holiday by the sea with absolutely no murders, but when they arrive at their rented accommodation that doesn't seem likely at all. An empty house, a gang of teenage louts, a fisherboy saved, and the mystery of a missing butler and his wife seem to lead inexorably towards a hunt for buried treasure by the sea. But what information might the curious Surrealists be able to contribute? Phryne knows to what depths people will sink for greed but with a glass of champagne in one hand and a pearl-handled Beretta in the other, no-one is getting past her. 'Missing housekeepers and secretive Satie-swaying, patchouli-soaked surealists are all part of the scene, plus, of course, a whiff of delicious murder.' Australian Women's Weekly 'If you haven't yet met the delectable Miss Phryne Fisher, it is certainly time that you did.' Ballarat Courier
Categories: Fiction

Murder in Retrospect

Murder in Retrospect

See Dead Man ' s Music ( Linscott ) Dead Water ( Hambly ) , 157 , 159 Death and
the Chapman ( Sedley ) , 337 - 38 ... 4 Death at Whitechapel ( Paige ) , 249 “
Death before Compline ” ( Newman ) , 239 Death before Wicket ( Greenwood ) ...

Author: Michael Burgess

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015061422898

Category: Reference

Page: 410

View: 572

Build your fiction collection, advise readers, and find answers to questions about one of today's most dynamic genres with this important work, the first guide to historical mysteries.
Categories: Reference

Murder Ink

Murder Ink

... 501 Dead Against the Lawyers , 374 Dead Before Midnight , 265 Dead Center ,
472 , 486 Dead Cert , 486 Dead and ... 475 Death on the Aisle , 410 Death
Before Wicket , 487 Death on the Boat Train , 483 Death ' s Bright Dart , 265
Death ...

Author: Dilys Winn

Publisher: Crescent

ISBN: 0517347857

Category: Detective and mystery stories, American

Page: 522

View: 565

A host of crime buffs including Interpol consultants, forensic anthropologists, psychiatrists, and novelists contribute articles on the many faces, factors, and techniques of crime in fact and fiction
Categories: Detective and mystery stories, American

Murder Done to Death

Murder Done to Death

Nancy Spain was a newspaper journalist , critic , and author of books ranging
from accounts of women ' s wartime service to a series of detective stories of a
distinctly farcical nature , titles lurching from Death Before Wicket , The Kat Strikes
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Author: John Kennedy Melling

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015037425231

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 281

View: 956

An art form comes of age when it is imitated, then parodied and finally repeated in pastiche. Crime and detective fiction is now so well established in different formats that it lends itself easily to these literary forms. After a brief history of the genre is an analysis of a large number of parody books and short stories, with details of correspondence and interviews the writer has had with masters of the craft, like Georges Simenon and Margaret Millar. The next section covers those books written by teams of six or more crime writers. The pastiche section deals with a number of books and short stories in-depth, crime stories for younger readers, and the exploits of literary detectives and criminals. "Do It Yourself Sleuthing" covers dossiers, games and books of solvable short crime stories. This leads naturally to all forms of parody and pastiche in films, theater, television and radio, including stage and film musicals.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Register of Prohibited Publications

Register of Prohibited Publications

All Death before Bedtime . . Death Before Wicket . . Cleve F . Adams Edgar Box . .
Nancy Spain Samuel A . Krasney . . Timothy Trenton . . John Gonzales John
Tiger . . . Day Keene | Thomas B . Dewey . . Cassell and Company Limited ,
London ...

Author: Ireland. Censorship Board

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015055375086

Category: Censorship

Page:

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Categories: Censorship