Traveling at high speed in her beloved Hispano-Suiza accompanied by her maid and trusted companion Dot, her two adoptive daughters Jane and Ruth, and their dog Molly, The Hon. Miss Phryne Fisher is off to Queenscliff. She'd promised everyone a nice holiday by the sea with absolutely no murders, but when they arrive at their rented accommodation that doesn't seem likely at all.
An empty house, a gang of teenage louts, a fisherboy saved, and the mystery of a missing butler and his wife seem to lead inexorably toward a hunt for buried treasure by the sea. But what information might the curious Surrealists be able to contribute? Phryne knows to what depths people will sink for greed, but with a glass of champagne in one hand and a pearl-handled Beretta in the other, no one is getting past her.
In Greenwood's latest installment of this long-running series, Phryne Fisher, detective, flapper, and bon vivant, packs up her entourage for a much-needed seaside getaway in Queenscliff, Australia. But when she arrives at her vacation house, the servants have all disappeared and it's up to Phryne to solve the mystery. Stephanie Daniels who has narrated most of the Phryne Fisher books turns in another fine performance, perfectly capturing the tone and spirit of this Roaring '20s cozy with precise, decorous narration. And the resort town setting allows Daniels to lend unique voices to a fresh set of characters. Among her best creations are Tinker, the scruffy and determined house servant, and a nosey neighbor who sounds as dry as an old match. Curl up with a cocktail and enjoy. A Poisoned Pen hardcover.