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Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood

Cocaine Blues (original 1989; edition 2006)

by Kerry Greenwood

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Title:Cocaine Blues
Authors:Kerry Greenwood
Info:Poisoned Pen Press (2006), Paperback, 288 pages
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Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood (1989)

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    BookshelfMonstrosity: The Royal Spyness mysteries are set in England in the 1930s; the Phryne Fisher mysteries take place in Australia in the 1920s. Both cozy historical mystery series feature smart, independent, and unconventional heroines, and strong evocations of time and place.… (more)

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Honorable Miss Phryne Fisher travelers back to Melbourne, Australia after years abroad. But she isn't there on a social visit. A couple has asked her to investigate why their daughter gets terrible ill now and then. Is her husband trying to poison her?

It always a bit tricky reading a book after watching a tv series based on it, and vice versa. But I, despite all the difference between the book and the tv-series still enjoyed the book immensely. But I must admit that I miss the sexual tension between Phryne Fisher and Jack Robinson that exist in the tv-series and alas is absent in the book. But despite that, the story was great and I love to read about Australia in the 1920s.

Phryne Fisher is such a wonderful character, adventurous and glamorous. Now I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series!

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  MaraBlaise | Apr 14, 2017 |
I became interested in the Kerry Greenwood series after watching the Miss Fisher Mysteries on Neflix. The book was fantastic. Somewhat different than the tv series but excellent in its own unique way. I am planning on reading the rest of the series (20 books I think). ( )
1 vote nhalliwell | Nov 13, 2016 |
I wanted to like it, and there is a strong sense of the original Nancy Drews (tell me more about the innumerable clothing changes, please!) but I think I'll try the TV series instead, where I can enjoy looking at the clothes.

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  Kaethe | Oct 17, 2016 |
I haven't seen the TV series, so this was my introduction to Phryne Fisher. The beginning of the book, when Phryne decides to go to Australia, came off as rushed and mechanical: the real mystery couldn't start until she was in Melbourne, and so the story strains to get her there ASAP. I also wasn't all that keen on how the POV jumped around between so many characters. But once all the characters were in place and the story got going, I enjoyed it a lot more, and yes, the wandering POV did let me get to know the other characters better. It was a fun, quick read, and I'm willing to read more books in the series, but I'm not in a hurry to do so. ( )
  Silvernfire | Oct 13, 2016 |
Recently adapted into a BBC series, this is the first in the Phyrne Fisher mystery series. Set in Australia in the 1920’s, an upper-class free-thinking woman sets up a private detective agency. ( )
  mcmlsbookbutler | Sep 28, 2016 |
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This is where it all started! The first classic Phryne Fisher mystery, featuring our delectable heroine, cocaine, communism and adventure. Phryne leaves the tedium of English high society for Melbourne, Australia, and never looks back.

The London season is in full fling at the end of the 1920s, but the Honorable Phryne Fisher--she of the green-grey 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 from the time 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--until her adventure reaches its steamy end in the Turkish baths of Little Lonsdale Street.

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Phyrne Fisher heads for Melbourne, Australia, where she encounters a mystery involving poisoned wives, cocaine smuggling, corrupt cops, and communism.

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