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Death by Water (2005)
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The nice men at P&O are worried. A succession of jewelry thefts from the first-class passengers is hardly the best advertisement for their cruises. Especially when it is likely that a passenger is the thief.
Phryne Fisher, with her Lulu bob, green eyes, cupidas bow lips, and sense that the ends justify the means, is just the person to mingle seamlessly with the upper classes and take on a case of theft on the high seasaor at least on the S.S. Hinemoa, on a luxury cruise to New Zealand. She is carrying the Great Queen of Sapphires, the Maharani, as bait.
Shipboard romances, champagne cocktails, erotic photographers, jealous swains, Mickey Finns, jazz musicians, blackmail, and attempted murder mingle before the thieves find outaas have countless love-smitten men before themathat where the glamorous and intelligent Phryne is concerned, resistance is futile.
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The Hon. Phryne Fisher is bored with the social round and all her favourite people are out of town. So what could be more charming than a cruise on a P & O ship to New Zealand? Just Phryne and Dot, excellent meals, a few fjords, a harmless shipboard romance and perhaps a few cocktails at sunset with the dolphins leaping past? Until a young man vanishes - is it murder or suicide? Or something much, much stranger? The tarot card Two of Swords has predicted Death by Water.
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