Dead Man's Chest
The Phryne Fisher Series
By Kerry Greenwood
(Poisoned Pen Press, Hardcover, 9781590587973, 250pp.)
Publication Date: September 2010
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Phryne Fisher needs a rest. It's summer. She packs up her family and moves to Queenscliff, a quiet watering place on the coast. Where she meets with smugglers, pirate treasure and some very interesting surrealists, including a parrot called Pussykins. What is the mysterious Madame Selavey hiding? Where are the Johnsons, who were supposed to be in the holiday house?
Kerry Greenwood was born in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray and after wandering far and wide, she returned to live there. She has degrees in English and Law from Melbourne University and was admitted to the legal profession on the 1st April 1982, a day which she finds both soothing and significant. Kerry has written twenty novels, a number of plays, including The Troubadours with Stephen D'Arcy, is an award-winning children's writer and has edited and contributed to several anthologies. The Phryne Fisher series (pronounced Fry-knee, to rhyme with briny) began in 1989 with Cocaine Blues which was a great success. Kerry has written sixteen books in this series with no sign yet of Miss Fisher hanging up her pearl-handled pistol. Kerry says that as long as people want to read them, she can keep writing them. In 2003 Kerry Won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Australian Association.
STARRED REVIEW "The best Australian import since Nicole Kidman." Booklist of Away with the Fairies STARRED REVIEW A most charming, sexy, independent, and candid heroine; clever, literate dialog; and closely woven plotting will win immediate fans for this debut series. Greenwood was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Crime Writers’ Association of Australia in 2003.” –Library Journal of Murder in Montparnasse “The delightfully outre heroine is always a pleasure to revisit." Kirkus Reviews of Queen of the Flowers
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