Death Before Wicket: Phryne Fisher's Murder Mysteries 10

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Allen & Unwin, 1999 - Fiction - 228 pages
89 Reviews
The sassy Phryne Fisher sets the seamy side of Sydney alight in her tenth adventure.

Phryne Fisher has plans for her Sydney sojourn - a few days at the Test cricket, 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 Cross. And Phryne is definitely not the woman to say 'no' when two delightful young men come to her on bended knees, begging for her help in finding their friend innocent of theft. Phryne's plans for a simple day or two of pleasure are postponed for good.

It all sounds simple enough as Phryne sets investigations into motion, but when greed and fear are the motivating factors, people become ruthless and Phryne finds herself enmeshed in blackmail, secrets, lies and the dangerous influences of deep magic.

'Pure indulgence...a 1920s heroine for the 90s...a fast and elegant read.' WHO WEEKLY

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Review: Death Before Wicket (Phryne Fisher #10)

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Set in Australia in the 20s, these are fun books. This one didn't become an episode of the TV series, as far as I know. Maybe because it has too much sex in it, also a hint of the supernatural. Great entertainment with a strong independent female investigator. Read full review

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User Review  - Patty - Goodreads

Set in Australia in the 20s, these are fun books. This one didn't become an episode of the TV series, as far as I know. Maybe because it has too much sex in it, also a hint of the supernatural. Great entertainment with a strong independent female investigator. Read full review

About the author (1999)

Kerry Greenwood has written twelve other novels in the Phryne Fisher series, the most recent being Murder in Montparnasse (2002). She is also the author of The Childstone Cycle, Cassandra and (with Jenny Pausacker) Recipes for Crime. The Things She Loves, a collection of essays about women who kill, edited by Kerry, was published by Allen + Unwin in 1996.

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