Dead Man's Chest by Kerry Greenwood
A Phryne Fisher Mystery (Phryne Fisher Mysteries)

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It's high summer in Melbourne—the ideal time, Phryne Fisher thinks, to pack up the Hispano-Suiza and withdraw to the quiet vacation town of Queenscliff, at the mouth of the Bay. And yet, there is mystery and intrigue almost from the moment of her arrival. The Johnsons, who staff the holiday house, are nowhere to be found… along with much of the home's contents. When their bedraggled dog shows up days later, the Johnsons’ absence begins to look like something more sinister. Between the missing staff, coastal smugglers, daft surrealists and a pigtail thief, Phryne’s vacation is proving to be anything but.

Dead Man’s Chest, set in the Australia of 1929, is the 18th of Kerry Greenwoods much-loved Phryne Fisher mysteries.
 

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 17, 2012 by Poisoned Pen Press. 269 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Ruth, who’s always wanted to be a cook, takes on the kitchen duties with help from Dot and bookish Jane, while Phryne, who’s decided that the local constable is a dead loss, investigates the mysterious disappearance of the Johnsons.

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In Greenwood’s latest installment of this long-running series, Phryne Fisher, detective, flapper, and bon vivant, packs up her entourage for a much-needed seaside getaway in Queenscliff, Australia.

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BC Books

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Australia's leading dashing detective swans off to the seaside with her usual panache.

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There's lots of lingering over lovely meals - provided for the first time by Phyrne's adopted daughter Ruth, but rather less on wardrobes than usual, given the limitations of seaside attire, the visual pleasures this time coming chiefly from the town's surprising resident community of surrealists...

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Reviewing the Evidence

In this 18th of one of my favorite series, the intrepid Phryne packs up her family and heads off to Queenscliff on vacation, having been loaned a seaside house by the friend of a friend, complete with cook and butler.

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Spinetingler Magazine

Phryne Fisher makes her 16th appearance in this novel wherein she deservedly takes her entourage, including daughters Ruth and Jane, companion Dot, and pet Molly, on a vacation to the Australian coastal resort of Queenscliff where they are to spend relaxing time, i.e., no crimes or murders, at a ...

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Bundaberg Regional Libraries

Fans of Kerry Greenwood and her creation Phryne Fisher will know what to expect with the latest in the series.

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Australian Women Online

Previous novels in the Phryne Fisher series include Cocaine Blues, Flying too High, Murder on the Ballarat Train, Death on the Victoria Dock, Blood and Circuses, The Green Mill Murder.

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