Blood and Circuses by Kerry Greenwood
Phryne Fisher #6 (Phryne Fisher Mysteries)

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Phryne Fisher’s life has grown boring. Perfectly… boring. Her household is ordered, her love life is pleasant, the weather is fine. And then a former lover, knocks on her door, begging assistance. He works for Farrell’s Circus and Wild Beast Show, where suddenly animals are being poisoned and ropes sabotaged. The injury of a trick rider provides Phryne the perfect cover to join the troupe, and to exercise her equestrian skills.

Abandoning her name, her title, her comfort, and even her clothes, Phryne must fall off a horse twice a day until she can stay on. She must sleep in a girls’ tent and dine on mutton stew. And she must find some allies. Mr. Christopher, the circus' hermaphrodite, has been found with his throat cut, making it all-too-clear how high the stakes might be.
 

About Kerry Greenwood

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Kerry Greenwood is the author of more than 40 novels and six non-fiction books. Among her many honors, Ms. Greenwood has received the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award from the Crime Writers’ Association of Australia. When she is not writing she is an advocate in Magistrates’ Courts for the Legal Aid Commission. She is not married, has no children and lives with a registered Wizard.
 
Published January 11, 2012 by Poisoned Pen Press. 289 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Under the big top, socialite detective Phryne Fisher (The Green Hill Murder, 2007, etc.) falls for a clown, learns to love a bear and solves a case of sabotage.

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Australian author Greenwood's light-hearted Phryne Fisher mystery, the sixth chronologically and 11th to be published in the U.S. (after 2006's Murder in the Dark), isn't one of the series high points

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Review: Kerry Greenwood's delightful private detective from the 1920s, Phryne Fisher, sets out to solve a crime at the circus in Blood and Circuses, the 6th mystery in this series.One lazy Sunday afternoon, Phryne is visited by some old friends, all of whom are performers with the Farrell Circus ...

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