Search Results: "Kerry Greenwood"


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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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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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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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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 >

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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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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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OUT OF THE BLACK LAND by Kerry Greenwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"From the often wildly differing conclusions of professional Egyptologists, Greenwood, best known for her mysteries (Unnatural Habits, 2013, etc.), has fashioned a fascinating, plausible and erotic tale."
Three young people living in the time of Egypt's 18th Dynasty become a force to be reckoned with. Read full book review >

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DEAD MAN'S CHEST by Kerry Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Phryne (Murder on a Midsummer Night, 2009, etc.) handsomely demonstrates once more that even a compulsion to explore every mystery that comes her way needn't interfere with her appetite for life."
Even on holiday, Phryne Fisher can't escape a mystery. Read full book review >

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DEVIL’S FOOD by Kerry Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2009

"Not in any sense a classic mystery. But like-minded readers will find themselves charmed by the oddball characters and obligatory recipes."
A missing father, a bizarre cult and two poisoned shop assistants keep a Melbourne baker on her toes in the latest from Greenwood (Heavenly Pleasures, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE DARK by Kerry Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2009

"One of the most exciting and dangerous of the adventures into which Phryne's fabulous and risky lifestyle have led her."
A party invitation leads Phryne Fisher, liberated woman and amateur sleuth, on a hunt for a ruthless killer. Read full book review >

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BLOOD AND CIRCUSES by Kerry Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2007

"Circus oddities and exciting men produce a thrilling series of challenges for Phryne. Above-average for the series."
Under the big top, socialite detective Phryne Fisher (The Green Hill Murder, 2007, etc.) falls for a clown, learns to love a bear and solves a case of sabotage. 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 >