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Cocaine Blues (Phryne Fisher Mysteries (Paperback)) (original 1989; edition 2007)

by Kerry Greenwood

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Title:Cocaine Blues (Phryne Fisher Mysteries (Paperback))
Authors:Kerry Greenwood
Info:Poisoned Pen Press (2007), Edition: First Paperback Edition, Paperback, 175 pages
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Better than the television series, which is very good. ( )
  nnschiller | Sep 18, 2014 |
Lighter than air historical mystery about a lady detective in 1920's Australia, complete with jazz, sex and fancy cars. This is the first in the series, on which the TV series now showing on PBS is based. Fun and frivolous. ( )
  annbury | Aug 9, 2014 |
A quick read in the 'cosy crime' vein. It's supposed to be set in the 20's, but the references were all over the place, a male character was called a 'sheik' twice,an early 20's expression, yet the St.Valentine's Day Massacre,1929, was mentioned. I found this irritating, as was the continual decriptions of Melbourne's streets in the 20's. A lot was made of Phryne's acomplishments, she can drive a car, fly an aeroplane and was ,'trained in street fighting by apache masters' in Paris, really? Having said that,it's a comfort read, undemanding and fun. ( )
  MsStephie | Jul 12, 2014 |
Some pleasant light reading. ( )
  miezetatze | Jun 28, 2014 |
My blog post about this book is at this link. ( )
  SuziQoregon | Apr 24, 2014 |
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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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