Dead Man's Chest

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Dead Man's Chest

The Phryne Fisher Series

By Kerry Greenwood

Poisoned Pen Press, Hardcover, 9781590587973, 250pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2010

Dot unfolded the note. He says that his married couple will look after the divine Miss Fisher I ll leave out a bit their name is Johnson and they seem very reliable. Phryne got the door open at last. She stepped into the hall. I think he was mistaken about that, she commented. Traveling at high speed in her beloved Hispano-Suiza accompanied by her maid and trusted companion Dot, her two adoptive daughters Jane and Ruth, and their dog Molly, The Hon. Miss Phryne Fisher is off to Queenscliff. She d promised everyone a nice holiday by the sea with absolutely no murders, but when they arrive at their rented accommodation that doesn t seem likely at all. An empty house, a gang of teenage louts, a fisherboy saved, and the mystery of a missing butler and his wife seem to lead inexorably toward a hunt for buried treasure by the sea. But what information might the curious Surrealists be able to contribute? Phryne knows to what depths people will sink for greed, but with a glass of champagne in one hand and a pearl-handled Beretta in the other, no one is getting past her.

About the Author
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.

Praise For Dead Man's Chest

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