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Series: Phryne Fisher Mysteries

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Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood1
The Vanishing of Jock McHale's Hat [short story] by Kerry Greenwood
Flying Too High by Kerry Greenwood2
Murder on the Ballarat Train by Kerry Greenwood3
Death at Victoria Dock by Kerry Greenwood4
The Green Mill Murder by Kerry Greenwood5
Blood and Circuses by Kerry Greenwood6
Ruddy Gore by Kerry Greenwood7
Urn Burial by Kerry Greenwood8
Raisins and Almonds by Kerry Greenwood9
Death Before Wicket by Kerry Greenwood10
Away with the Fairies by Kerry Greenwood11
Murder in Montparnasse by Kerry Greenwood12
The Castlemaine Murders by Kerry Greenwood13
Queen of the Flowers by Kerry Greenwood14
Death by Water by Kerry Greenwood15
Murder in the Dark by Kerry Greenwood16
Murder on a Midsummer Night by Kerry Greenwood17
Dead Man's Chest by Kerry Greenwood18
Unnatural Habits by Kerry Greenwood19
Murder and Mendelssohn by Kerry Greenwood20
A Question of Death by Kerry GreenwoodShort Stories
The Phryne Fisher Mysteries: Cocaine Blues, Flying Too High by Kerry GreenwoodOmnibus 1-2
Introducing the Honourable Phryne Fisher by Kerry GreenwoodOmnibus 1-3
The Honourable Phryne Fisher Returns by Kerry GreenwoodOmnibus 4-6

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The Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher is the main character in Australian author Kerry Greenwood's series of Phryne Fisher detective novels. She lives in St. Kilda, Melbourne, Australia in luxury and also is a detective. She was born to a poor family in Melbourne. Money and title came about due to World War I claiming several lives between the the heir to the title and her father. She was part of a French women's ambulance service during World War I. Money, title and World War I contacts aid in her ability to detect crime. Beware - she has a string of lovers in the series - a reason I don't recommend this series to my aunt. Aside from the lovers, I think the series qualifies as cozy. The Honorable Miss Fisher's household develops, sometimes as a result of an earlier book in the series; the victim is generally not lamented; she has help from a Detective Inspector. She is not however, an amateur in that she does charge for her services. There is a televison series based on the books on Australian television that first aired February 2012.

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