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Flying Too High : a Phryne Fisher Mystery (original 1990; edition 2007)

by Kerry Greenwood

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Title:Flying Too High : a Phryne Fisher Mystery
Authors:Kerry Greenwood
Info:Poisoned Pen Press (2007), Paperback, 156 pages
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  SuziQoregon | Oct 28, 2014 |
Book Phryne is > TV show Phryne, which takes some doing. I enjoyed #2 and will continue obsessively w /the series. In TV land, season 2 toned down Phryne's free spirited manner is troubling ways, but still love the stories. ( )
  nnschiller | Sep 18, 2014 |
Why do I give this silly nonsense four stars? Because it's so much fun. This is, as noted in the title, the second in the Phryne Fisher series: Ms. Fisher is quite an item -- a wealthy, charming, titled, clever and really daring detective in 1920's Australia. She is wears great clothes, attracts men like flies, and solves mysteries with ablomb. She herself is really endearing (a sort of beyond-feminist fantasy in early Chanel) and is surrounded by an endearing group of regular characters. This time round, she gets involved with a possibly murderous flier, and a kidnapping, but everything turns out well in the end. It is all, of course, pretty unbelievable, but who cares? ( )
  annbury | Aug 9, 2014 |
Really fun, wittily written book series that are quick easy reads. I really enjoy books with culture from another time and or place and these have both. They are from Melbourne, Australia in the 1920s. Ms. Phryne Fisher, is a socialite who has discovered a talent for amateur investigation. She's an heiress who's rich, has loads of time with little to do and used to be poor so she fits into areas where a person born into the upper class never would.

On the negative side... I think perhaps the time period is a bit idealized. Phyrne sleeps around and, while it's mentioned that she worries a little her servants might leave-- they always take it very well because she's so clever and special-- but in reality at the time you were either a "good girl" or you were not.

So, they're lovely to read but you do have to suspend disbelief a bit as the prominent policemen all treat this young woman as an intelligent human being (as they *should* --and would NOW-- but likely wouldn't have treated a nobleman's daughter who's living on Daddy's money and catting around...

(She does come up with some unusual and rather hot boyfriends for her to cat around with though, so... not complaining. :) ) ( )
  Clare_M | May 25, 2014 |
Not too long after Mrs. McNaugton engages Phryne to keep her son form killing his father, the father is found dead and Bill is the prime suspect. Then, a couple who just won the lottery contact Phryne to find their kidnapped daughter. As Phryne juggles men, moving out of the hotel and into her own place, she pursues justice. I like the breezy, shortness of these novels that capture a young woman of resources, energy, and a zest for life. ( )
  4leschats | Feb 5, 2014 |
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Flying too high with some girl in the sky
Is my idea of nothing to do
But I get a kick out of you
'I get a kick out of you', Cole Porter
To David Lewis John Greagg
My own dear darling
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Candida Alice Maldon was being a bad girl.
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"Danger, excitement and love - this is how the glamorous Phryne Fisher is determined to live her life in her second enticing adventure. Walking the wings of a Tiger Moth plane in full flight ought to be enough excitement for most people, but not Phryne Fisher, amateur detective, woman of mystery, as delectable as the finest chocolate and as sharp as razor blades. In this, the second Phryne Fisher mystery, the 1920s' most talented and glamorous detective flies even higher, handling a murder, a kidnapping and the usual array of beautiful young men with style and consummate ease - and all before it's time to adjourn to the Queenscliff Hotel for breakfast. Whether she's flying planes, clearing a friend of homicide charges or saving a child from kidnapping, she handles everything with the same dash and elan with which she drives her red Hispano-Suiza.… (more)

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