Murder in Montparnasse

Murder in Montparnasse

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Praise for Murder in Montparnasse..."A most charming, sexy, independent, and candid heroine; clever, literate dialog; and closely woven plotting will win immediate fans for this series." -Library Journal starred review "An independent, unconventional PI whose competence and unflappability call to mind Dorothy Sayers' Harriet Vane." -Publishers Weekly Seven Australian soldiers, carousing in Paris in 1918, unknowingly witness a murder, with devastating consequences. Ten years later, two are dead...under very suspicious circumstances. Phryne (pronounced Fry-Knee) Fisher's friends, Bert and Cec (sometimes cabbies and sometimes men for hire), appeal to her for help. They were part of this group of soldiers in 1918, and they fear for their lives and for those of the other three men. It's only as Phryne delves into the investigation that she, too, remembers being in Montparnasse on that very same fatal day. Meanwhile, her lover, Lin Chung, is about to be married. And the effect this is having on her own usually peaceful household is disastrous...Kerry Greenwood was born in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray. She has degrees in English and Law from Melbourne University and has written more than twenty novels; a number of plays; is an award winning children's writer. Kerry has written eighteen books inthe Phryne Fisher series with no sign yet of Miss Fisher hanging up her pearl-handled pistol.

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  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 16mm | 322.06g
  • Poisoned Pen Press
  • ScottsdaleUnited States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1590582772
  • 9781590582770
  • 17,051

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From its exotic Australian locale, through its fascinating 1920s setting, to its flamboyant heroine, Greenwood's Phryne (rhymes with Briny) Fisher series is a winner on all counts. Occupying center stage is Phryne's eclectic household, populated by her adopted daughters, cuddly pets, worshipful domestics, and current lover, the gorgeous Lin Chung. Greenwood does a masterful job of imparting history lessons within the context of a suspenseful story. This time, with a plot centering on what happened to seven Australian soldiers on leave in Paris during World War I, she sprinkles the tale with cameos by various real-life figures, including Alice B. Tokias, and reflects on the lingering psychological effects of the Great War. Two of Phryne's friends among the group of seven who caroused together in Paris ask Phryne to look into the suspicious deaths of two of their mates. As she investigates, Phryne, an ambulance driver in France during the war, remembers her own experiences in Paris. Brimming with glamour, high life, and a hint of debauchery, Greenwood's series delivers a literary glass of champagne, lifting readers' spirits while tickling their fancies. -- Jenny McLarin, Booklist(6/01/2004)

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