Cocaine Blues: A Phryne Fisher Mystery

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Poisoned Pen Press, Jan 5, 2012 - Fiction - 175 pages
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This is where it all started! The first classic Phryne Fisher mystery, featuring our delectable heroine, cocaine, communism and adventure. Phryne leaves the tedium of English high society for Melbourne, Australia, and never looks back. The London season is in full fling at the end of the 1920s, but the Honorable Phryne Fisher—she of the green-gray 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.

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Greenwood is a bright, feminist, interesting writer. - LibraryThing
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Review: Cocaine Blues (Phryne Fisher #1)

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The first in a fantastic series of murder mysteries set in 1930's Australia. Enjoyable character of Phryne Fisher sets herself up as a private investigator. She is independant, witty and draws all the ... Read full review

Review: Cocaine Blues (Phryne Fisher #1)

User Review  - Grey853 - Goodreads

I read this years ago, but I thought I'd start at the beginning and read this series again. It has staying power. I adore the lead character Phryne Fisher, a young woman who started poor but become ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Kerry Greenwood is the author of more than 40 novels and six non-fiction books. Among her many honors, Ms. Greenwood has received the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award from the Crime Writers’ Association of Australia. When she is not writing she is an advocate in Magistrates’ Courts for the Legal Aid Commission. She is not married, has no children and lives with a registered Wizard.

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