The Castlemaine Murders (Phryne Fisher #13)
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An appealing mystery series with a fascinating 1920s setting.Phryne Fisher is back €" as smart and as sassy as ever.Phryne Fisher, her sister Beth and her faithful maid, Dot, take a trip to an amusement park with Phryne's two daughters Ruth and Jane. But in the dusty dark Ghost Train, a mummified bullet-studded corpse falls to the ground in front of them. Digging to the bottom of this long-standing mystery takes her to the country town of Castlemaine where it soon becomes obvious that someone is trying to muzzle her investigations. Meanwhile, Phryne's lover Lin Chung has his own mystery to solve.€ŒAppealing characters and witty banter make for an enjoyable caper.€¥ €" Publishers WeeklyPraise for Bolinda Audio's edition of Away with the Fairies by Kerry Greenwood: €ŒPhryne Fisher sparkles with wit and champagne elegance. Stephanie Daniel performs with genteel ease. Her upper-class Australian accents and her wild assortment of reputable and disreputable characters are truly amazing.€¥ €" AudioFile (Earphones Award Winner)€ŒAs always, the highlight of the series is the sexy and sybaritic Phryne, whose kind heart and generous spirit far outweigh her slightly scandalous behavior.€¥ €"Booklist€ŒGreenwood's prose has a dagger in its garter: her hero is raunchy and promiscuous in the best sense.€¥ €"The Weekend Australian
Kerry Greenwood has written eleven novels in the Phryne Fisher series, the most recent being Away with the Fairies (2001). 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.