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    DescriptionThe London season is in full fling at the end of the 1920s, but the Honourable Phryne Fisher-she of the green-gray eyes, diamant garters, and outfits that should not be sprung suddenly on those of nervous dispositions-is rapidly tiring of the tedium of arranging flowers, making polite conversations with retired colonels, and dancing with weak-chinned men. Instead, Phryne decides it might be rather amusing to try her hand at being a lady detective in Melbourne, Australia. Almost immediately after she books into the Windsor Hotel, Phryne is embroiled in mystery: poisoned wives, cocaine smuggling rings, corrupt cops, and communism-not to mention erotic encounters with the beautiful Russian dancer, Sasha de Lisse. Will Phryne meet her steamy end in the Turkish baths of Little Lonsdale Street? Praise for the Phryne Fisher Mysteries..."The growing American audience for Phryne Fisher, Australian author Greenwood's independent 1920s female sleuth, will be delighted..." -Publishers Weekly on Cocaine Blues "This series is the best Australian import since Nicole Kidman, and Phryne is the flashiest new female sleuth in the genre." -Booklist starred review of Away With the Fairies


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    Title
    Cocaine Blues
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kerry Greenwood
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 184
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781590583852
    ISBN 10: 159058385X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823.914
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    BIC E4L: CRI
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 550
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 75
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21200
    Ingram Subject Code: FM
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022040
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET026
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AUSTRL, CHRN/1920
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 74
    B&T Approval Code: A25895000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022060
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: FFH
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: FFH
    BIC E4L: CRM
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Poisoned Pen Press
    Imprint name
    Poisoned Pen Press
    Publication date
    01 August 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Scottsdale
    Author Information
    Kerry Greenwood was born in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray and after wandering far and wide, she returned to live there. She has degrees in English and Law from Melbourne University and was admitted to the legal profession on the 1st April 1982, a day which she finds both soothing and significant. Kerry has written twenty novels, a number of plays, including "The Troubadours" with Stephen D'Arcy, is an award-winning children's writer and has edited and contributed to several anthologies. The Phryne Fisher series (pronounced Fry-knee, to rhyme with briny) began in 1989 with "Cocaine Blues" which was a great success. Kerry has written sixteen books in this series with no sign yet of Miss Fisher hanging up her pearl-handled pistol. Kerry says that as long as people want to read them, she can keep writing them. In 2003 Kerry Won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Australian Association.
    Review quote
    "With Phryne Fisher, the indefatigable Greenwood has invented the character-you-fall-in-love-with genre." "--The Australian""The tricky plot, lively writing, likable flapper sleuth, and superb sense of period will delight readers who have already read (or will be motivated to seek) later books in the series already issued by Poisoned Pen." --"Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine""The growing American audience for Phryne Fisher, Australian author Greenwood's independent 1920s female sleuth, will be delighted that her diverting first mystery is finally available in the U.S." --"Publisher's Weekly""This series is the best Australian import since Nicole Kidman, and Phryne is the flashiest new female sleuth in the genre." --"Booklist" starred review of "Away with the Fairies"