The 7 year wait is over—Miss Fisher is back in a new adventure!
"The real star is Phryne with her Jazz Age fashions, devil-may-care attitude, and dry narrative wit."—Booklist
Taking the waters has never been more delicious—or dangerous…
When a mysterious invitation for a spa vacation arrives for Miss Phryne Fisher from an unknown retired Captain Herbert Spencer, Phryne's curiosity is piqued. Spencer runs a retreat in Victoria's rural spa country for shell-shocked veterans of World War I. It's a cause after Phryne's own heart, but what can Spencer want from her?
Phryne and her faithful servant Dot set out for Daylesford, viewing their rural sojourn as a short holiday. While Dot gets to know the remarkable women who run the hotel where they are lodging, Phryne enjoys an enticing meal—and dessert—with the attractive Captain Spencer. But their relaxation is short-lived as they are thrown into treacherous Highland gatherings, a mysterious case of disappearing women, and a string of murders committed under their very noses. Meanwhile, back at home, Phryne's three wards are busy solving a mystery of their own when a schoolmate is found floating facedown near the docks—and pregnant at the time of her death.
Read the novels that inspired both the Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries and the Ms. Fisher's Modern Mysteries streaming series on AcornTV.
Phryne Fisher Mysteries by Kerry Greenwood
Flying Too High
Murder on the Ballarat Train
Praise for the Phryne Fisher Mysteries
"Anyone who hasn't discovered Phryne Fisher by now should start making up for lost time."—Booklist
"Phryne handsomely demonstrates once more that even a compulsion to explore every mystery that comes her way needn't interfere with her appetite for life."—Kirkus Reviews
Set in 1929, Greenwood's charming 21st Phyrne Fisher mystery (after 2014's Murder and Mendelssohn) takes the well-to-do Australian sleuth from Melbourne to the country district of Daylesford, where a retired army captain has opened a spa to treat WWI vets suffering from shell shock that he hopes Phyrne will support financially. In Daylesford, Phyrne witnesses what first appears to be a tragic mishap. Kenneth McAlpine, the spa's bouncer, is demonstrating his prowess at tossing a log the size of a medium-size telephone pole, when it slips out of his hands, flies through the air, and fatally strikes a bystander, farmer Donald MacKay. After confronting the officious local sergeant with evidence that someone used a blowpipe to shoot McAlpine in the neck with a sliver of steel in a deliberate attempt to murder MacKay, Phyrne investigates. Humorous prose (a police officer's stubble is described as looking "as if he had just gone three rounds with a cheese-grater and been defeated on a technical knock-out") remains a series strength. Greenwood's many fans will be delighted.
Death in Daylsfird
A truly great ‘Who Done It’. Loved the homage to Sherlock Holmes address “221b”.