The Green Mill murder : a Phryne Fisher mystery

by Greenwood, Kerry.

Format: Print Book ©2007.
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 5 copies
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Phryne Fisher is doing one of her favorite things - dancing to the music of Tintagel Stone's Jazzmakers at the Green Mill, Melbourne's premier dance hall. And she's wearing a sparkling lobelia-colored georgette dress. Nothing can flap the unflappable Phryne - especially on a dance floor with so many delectable partners. Nothing but death, that is.

The dance competition is trailing into its last hours when suddenly a figure slumps to the ground. Phryne, conscious of how narrowly the weapon missed her own bare shoulder, back, and dress, investigates.

Phryne follows the deadly trail into the dark smoky jazz clubs of Fitzroy, into the arms of eloquent strangers, and finally into the sky, as she uncovers a complicated family tragedy from the Great War and the damaged men who came back from ANZAC cove.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The 16 Phryne Fisher mysteries have been appearing steadily in the U.S. over the last several years in mostly random order. This latest to land here was the fifth of the series to be published in Australia (in 1993). It finds the uncontainable, outspoken Australian flapper and private eye trying to figure out who murdered a dance-contest participant and why. As usual, it's the setting--Australia in the 1920s--that sells the story. Fisher herself, as always, is a thoroughly modern heroine, sharp-tongued, self-reliant, and more than able to handle herself when push comes to shove. Greenwood assumes we have read the previous entries in the series, and that we are familiar with the supporting cast (including Mr and Mrs. Butler, who are Phryne's, well, . . . butlers), but she provides enough explanation to keep us from feeling lost. Australian crime fiction is becoming increasingly popular in North America, but Greenwood's series, thanks to its sparkling evocation of how the 1920s roared Down Under, manages to stand apart from the crowd. Anyone who hasn't discovered Phryne Fisher by now should start making up for lost time. --David Pitt Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "While fans of Australian author Greenwood's light and humorous Phryne Fisher mystery series (Cocaine Blues, etc.) may expect the plot to be subordinate to the heroine's displays of wit and libido, the degree to which that is the case this time out makes this a less successful entry than most. The action begins dramatically as Bernard Stevens, a participant in a dance marathon, drops dead in a Sydney nightclub, just before the end of the competition. Fisher, an amazingly self-possessed and competent amateur sleuth, happens to have been nearby at the time, and soon is involved in the investigation. When her date vanishes, after slipping away from the scene of the murder, ostensibly to compose himself, she's hired by his mother to trace both him and his brother, a veteran of the worst trench warfare of WWI. The period is, as always, well-portrayed, but the resolution of the whodunit will disappoint some. (Apr.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information."

Additional Information
Series Phryne Fisher mystery
Features Phryne Fisher, a wealthy aristocrat private detective who lives in Melbourne, Australia in the 1920s
#1 - Cocaine blues
#2 - Flying too high
#3 - Murder on the Ballarat train
#4 - Death at Victoria Dock
#5 - The Green mill murder
#6 - Blood and circuses
#7 - Ruddy gore
#8 - Urn burial
#9 - Raisins and almonds
#10 - Death before wicket
#11 - Away with the fairies
#12 - Murder in Montparnasse
#13 - The Castlemaine murders
#14 - Queen of the flowers
#15 - Death by water
#16 - Murder in the dark
#17 - Murder on a midsummer night
#18 - Dead man's chest
#19 - Unnatural habits
#20 - Murder and mendelssohn
Subjects Fisher, Phryne -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Women detectives -- Fiction.
Murder -- Fiction.
Australia -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Publisher Scottsdale, AZ :Poisoned Pen Press,©2007.
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Language English
Description 173 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781590582404 (hardcover)
1590582403 (hardcover)
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