Murder on A Midsummer Night

Murder on A Midsummer Night

A Phryne Fisher Mystery

Large Print - 2009
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The Hon. Phryne Fisher, languid and slightly bored at the start of 1929, has been engaged to find out if the antique-shop-owning son of a Pre-Raphaelite model has died by homicide or suicide. He had some strange friends--a Balkan adventuress, a dilettante with a penchant for antiquities, a Classics professor, a medium, and a mysterious supplier who arrives after dark on a motorbike. Simultaneously, she is asked to discover the fate of the lost illegitimate child of a rich old lady, to the evident dislike of the remaining relatives.

With the help of her sister Beth, the cab drivers Bert and Cec, and even her two adoptive daughters, Phryne follows eerie leads that bring her face-to-face with the conquest of Jerusalem by General Allenby and the Australian Light Horse, kif smokers, spirit guides, pirate treasure maps, and ghosts.

Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2009.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781590586334
1590586336
Characteristics: 394 p. (large print) ; 22 cm.

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maipenrai
Dec 06, 2016

(Book 17 in the Phryne Fisher series)

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merlinsilver
Mar 14, 2016

Another GREAT mystery by Greenwood!! She keeps you intrigued and guessing until the end, the main characters are all there and interesting. This is a terrific cozy without violence and no foul languages.

JCLAmyF Jul 16, 2014

I'm almost at the end of this series, and I'm going to have to turn right around and start at the beginning again. Phryne Fisher is delighful, the mysteries are fun and engaging, and writing is lucid with the occasional turn of phrase that is both surprising and charming.

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Cecilturtle
Oct 07, 2012

This was my first Phryne Fisher mystery and I loved it! Because it's so far in the series I felt I rather missed out on some of the inside jokes, but despite being a newcomer, I had no trouble following the plot, figuring out each characters' place and role, and appreciating the little habits and folklore which help make a successful cozy mystery.
I thoroughly enjoyed Greenwood's nod to Marsh and Christie and find that she does a great job of creating an elegant and sophisticated young heroine with a touch of 21th modernism: a lovely mix of nostalgia and new.
The story itself was simple enough but had all the elements of a good mystery. I was transported to the end and will no doubt now turn to other novels of the series for new indulgences.

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