Murder in the Dark by Kerry Greenwood
A Phryne Fisher Mystery

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It’s Christmastime, and “the Golden Twins”—Isabella and Gerald Templar—are hosting The Last Best Party of 1928, a four-day extravaganza of excess destined for the history books. Phryne Fisher knew the Templars years ago in Paris, where their legendary soirées caused a sensation, but is of two minds about attending this year’s affair. Fortunately, the decision is made for her when a threatening letter arrives, warning her off—of course Miss Fisher will be delighted to attend!

In an atmosphere of cold cocktails, hot jazz, handsome swains and clouds of hashish smoke, Phryne might concede that it’s the Best Party of 1928… but the Last? It might very well be the last party ever for three attendees who are kidnapped. Phryne must puzzle her way through a scavenger hunt of cryptic clues to retrieve the hostages and save the party from further disaster.

“One of the most exciting and dangerous of the adventures into which Phryne's fabulous and risky lifestyle have led her.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Australian author Greenwood’s fine Phryne Fisher mystery combines suspense and humor with a taut race to unmask a master assassin before he can strike again. As usual for this long-running series […] major pleasures come from Greenwood’s wry voice and the larger-than-life Fisher.” —Publishers Weekly
 

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. 278 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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A party invitation leads Phryne Fisher, liberated woman and amateur sleuth, on a hunt for a ruthless killer.

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Australian author Greenwood’s fine Phryne Fisher mystery combines suspense and humor with a taut race to unmask a master assassin before he can strike again. The irrepressible and defiantly u

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Australian author Greenwood’s fine Phryne Fisher mystery combines suspense and humor with a taut race to unmask a master assassin before he can strike again. The irrepressible and defiantly u

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