Search Results: "Kerry Greenwood"


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MEDEA by Kerry Greenwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2013

"Greenwood, best known for her Phryne Fisher mysteries, has written historical novels as well (Out of the Black Land, 2013, etc.). The first of her three Delphic Women series to be available in the United States is an enthralling, sensual, tragic tale packed with historical detail."
A feminist take on Greek legend. Read full book review >

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DEATH BEFORE WICKET by Kerry Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"The change of scene and a hint of Dorothy L. Sayers gives the delightfully refreshing Phryne (Blood and Circuses, 2007, etc.) one of her best cases to date."
Phryne Fisher's holiday in Sydney becomes a dangerous investigation into a bizarre collection of academics and hangers-on. Read full book review >

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UNNATURAL HABITS by Kerry Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Among Phryne's pleasantly dashing adventures (Dead Man's Chest, 2010, etc.), this one stands out for its emphasis on sexual orientation and institutional coverups."
Australia's answer to Lord Peter Wimsey takes on white slavers and the Catholic Church. Read full book review >

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MURDER AND MENDELSSOHN by Kerry Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 6, 2014

"Another action-filled adventure from the Roaring '20s (Unnatural Habits, 2013, etc.) lifted to the upper reaches of the series by its pointed social commentary."
Patrons in the front row, beware: Orchestra conductors are dropping like flies. Read full book review >

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HEAVENLY PLEASURES by Kerry Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2008

"Down-to-earth Corinna's second (Earthly Delights, 2007) is a congenial whodunit peopled by charmingly quirky characters and adorable cats."
What do a mysterious new tenant in a Roman-style Melbourne apartment house and a case of sabotaged chocolates have in common? Read full book review >

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AWAY WITH THE FAIRIES by Kerry Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Greenwood (Murder at Montparnasse, not reviewed, etc.) crafts a passable whodunit, but terrific historic color (complete with a three-page bibliography) and the blithe proto-feminist heroine are the real highlights here."
In 1920s Melbourne, an emancipated sleuth solves a murder at a woman's magazine and rescues her shanghaied lover. Read full book review >

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EARTHLY DELIGHTS by Kerry Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2007

"Poles apart from Greenwood's popular heroine Phryne Fisher (The Green Mill Murder, 2007, etc.), but equally delightful."
A buxom baker and a handsome man of mystery solve a series of crimes. Read full book review >

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THE GREEN MILL MURDER by Kerry Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2007

"Despite the joys of traveling Australia with the delightful Phryne, readers may be somewhat less satisfied by this messy mystery."
Elegant Phryne Fisher visits the Green Mill jazz club with a foppish acquaintance and is once again a witness to murder. Read full book review >

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COOKING THE BOOKS by Kerry Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2012

"To the usual delightfully quirky characters, lovingly detailed descriptions of food and surprising mystery, Greenwood adds several appended medieval recipes."
A baker's holiday plans are thwarted by gentle blackmail and a series of mysteries. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT by Kerry Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2009

"Phryne's devoted following will rejoice as she glides through dangerous situations and survives the sizzling summer in inimitable style."
The blazing hot Australian summer of 1929 doesn't deter the Hon. Phryne Fisher (Murder in the Dark, 2009, etc.) from taking on two new cases. Read full book review >

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QUEEN OF THE FLOWERS by Kerry Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2008

"By no means the best of Phryne's long string of period mysteries (Death Before Wicket, 2008, etc.), but the delightfully outré heroine is always a pleasure to revisit."
Soignée Australian socialite detective Phryne Fisher tracks not one but two missing girls. Read full book review >

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ELECTRA by Kerry Greenwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"The last in Greenwood's Delphic Women series (Cassandra, 2013, etc.) again presents exciting, cleverly detailed ancient stories from a feminist viewpoint that seems just as likely to be accurate as the versions that came before."
Troy is in ruins, but the gods are not done playing games with men and women. Read full book review >