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Urn Burial by Kerry Greenwood

Urn Burial (original 1996; edition 1996)

by Kerry Greenwood

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Title:Urn Burial
Authors:Kerry Greenwood
Info:Penguin Books Ltd (1996), Paperback, 257 pages
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Urn Burial by Kerry Greenwood (1996)

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A little bit long winded at certain points but still pretty good. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
A little bit long winded at certain points but still pretty good. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
A little bit long winded at certain points but still pretty good. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
A little bit long winded at certain points but still pretty good. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
Series have high points, and series have lows: this book definitely falls into the latter category. It won't stop me from reading the series -- the central character is still very engaging, the characterization is still strong, and the clothes are still great. But the story is confusing and unclear. The author seems to have been trying out a standard of pre-war British crime fiction -- the isolated country house, complete with a long and murderous guest list -- but it gets out of control. The house is too weird, the guests are too ill assorted, and the fact that EVERYONE has reason to kill goes a bit too far. Also, Phryne's Chinese boyfriend is cast into the shadow. I look forward to the next in the series, but if you are starting out, there are better Phryne Fisher novels earlier in the series. ( )
  annbury | Sep 4, 2014 |
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'But man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave, solemnizing nativities and deaths with equal lustre, nor omitting ceremonies of bravery in the infamy of his nature.'

~ Urn Burial, Sir Thomas Browne, Chapter V.
This book is dedicated to my sister

Amanda Butcher, dear Sam.
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The redoubtable Phryne Fisher is holidaying at Cave House, a Gothic mansion in the heart of Australias Victorian mountain country. But the peaceful surroundings mask danger. Her host is receiving death threats, lethal traps are set without explanation, and the parlour maid is found strangled to death. What with the reappearance of mysterious funerary urns, a pair of young lovers, an extremely eccentric swagman, an angry outcast heir, and the luscious Lin Chung, Phrynes attention has definitely been caught. Her search for answers takes her deep into the dungeons of the house and into the limestone Buchan caves. What will she find this time? Kerry Greenwood, winner of the Australian Crime Writers Asso-ciation Lifetime Achievement Award, began her Phryne Fisher series in 1989 with Cocaine Blues. She has written 16 books in this series with no sign yet that Miss Fisher is hanging up her pearl-handled pistol. Ms. Greenwood lives and writes in Australia. www.phrynefisher.com

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Vacationing at a Gothic mansion in Australia's Victorian mountain country, Phryne Fisher becomes embroiled in a mystery involving death threats to her host, the strangling murder of a parlor maid, and the presence of mysterious funerary urns.

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