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Cocaine Blues (1989)

af Kerry Greenwood

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Serier: Phryne Fisher Mysteries (1)

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It's the end of the roaring twenties, and the exuberant and Honourable Phryne Fisher is dancing and gaming with gay abandon. But she becomes bored with London and the endless round of parties. In search of excitement, she sets her sights on a spot of detective work in Melbourne, Australia. And so mystery and the beautiful Russian dancer, Sasha de Lisse, appear in her life. From then on it's all cocaine and communism until her adventure reaches its steamy end in the Turkish baths of Little Lonsdale Street.… (mere)
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    Giftmordet af Dorothy L. Sayers (aulsmith)
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    Queen of Hearts af Rhys Bowen (BookshelfMonstrosity)
    BookshelfMonstrosity: The Royal Spyness mysteries are set in England in the 1930s; the Phryne Fisher mysteries take place in Australia in the 1920s. Both cozy historical mystery series feature smart, independent, and unconventional heroines, and strong evocations of time and place.… (mere)
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I liked this a lot. I actually saw the tv series first which is not the normal order of things. But I didn't know these were books first. Very enjoyable, although a bit different from the tv. I don't know how historically accurate these are, but I really don't care. ( )
  RankkaApina | Feb 22, 2021 |
Satisfactory mystery with a sassy heroine. ( )
  Sarah220 | Jan 23, 2021 |
My husband and I just recently discovered the TV series, “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries,” and have been enjoying them immensely, so when my sister-in-law said the books are even better, I dashed off to start the series in e-book form. The nice thing about that way of discovering a series is that one might have many, many books to read before getting all caught up; in this case, some 21 are or will be on offer. This first, “Cocaine Blues,” serves mainly to introduce us to our characters: Phryne Fisher, the once-poor but now very, very rich young scion of British aristocracy; her maid Dot; taxi drivers Burt and Cec; Detective Inspector Robinson; the fierce Dr. Elizabeth McMillan, and many more. Set in 1920s Melbourne, Australia, Phryne is a very, *very* modern woman, taking lovers as she pleases while keeping her heart to herself, dressing exquisitely (and described in detail), and in her spare time solving murders and other crimes; delicious! I read this first book in just over one sitting (finished the last half hour the next morning) and have already bought books 2 and 3 in the series. Smashing stuff, and just what’s needed to get through a dreary, curfewed and quarantined Covid winter! ( )
  thefirstalicat | Jan 12, 2021 |
The Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher has gotten tired of the London social set and takes off for Australia to look into the marital troubles of the daughter of one of her dinner party seatmates. She books into the exclusive Windsor Hotel and is soon deep into a number of mysteries.

Phryne traveled to Australia with a female doctor named Doctor Elizabeth McMillan who is taking over a women's hospital. The doctor is very useful to her in her investigations. Phryne also hires a young woman named Dorothy Bryant as her lady's maid who has just been let go from her job as a housemaid after she rejected the attempts of the son of the house to seduce her.

Between searching for an abortionist whose most recent victim is a patient at Dr. McMillan's hospital, she also gets involved with some Russian dancers who are trying to bust a cocaine ring because their mother died from cocaine usage. Not to mention her investigation of Lydia Andrews to discover if her husband is really trying to kill her.

The setting is well done. Australia at the end of the 1920s is fully realized. Phryne is a great character who is quite an original. She's daring, smart, brave and not at all the usual sort of young woman. I enjoyed the audio of this story and thought Stephanie Daniel did a great job with all the accents. ( )
  kmartin802 | Jan 3, 2021 |
I thought I was going to really like these books, but I really did not. I think mystery novels just aren't something that I enjoy. ( )
  resoundingjoy | Jan 1, 2021 |
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It's the end of the roaring twenties, and the exuberant and Honourable Phryne Fisher is dancing and gaming with gay abandon. But she becomes bored with London and the endless round of parties. In search of excitement, she sets her sights on a spot of detective work in Melbourne, Australia. And so mystery and the beautiful Russian dancer, Sasha de Lisse, appear in her life. From then on it's all cocaine and communism until her adventure reaches its steamy end in the Turkish baths of Little Lonsdale Street.

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