Phryne Fisher thwarts one murder on her way to the theatre for the performance of Gilbert & Sullivan's 'Ruddy gore,' when incidents on the stage require her to further intervene and prevent any more murders happening at the theatre.
In investigating the poisoning of a young man in a bookshop at the eastern Market and the wrongful arrest of one Miss Sylvia Lee, super sleuth Phryne Fisher is plunged into a world of Jewish politics, alchemy, poison and chicken soup. Stopping for a brief dalliance with Simon Abrahams, Phryne ultimately solves the crime.
It's 1928 in Melbourne and Phryne is asked to investigate the puzzling death of a famous author and illustrator of fairy stories. To do so, Phryne takes a job within the women's magazine that employed the victim and finds herself enmeshed in her colleagues' deceptions. But while Phryne is learning the ins and outs of magazine publishing first hand, her personal life is thrown into chaos. Impatient for her lover Lin Chung's imminent return from a silk-buying...
When St. Kilda has its first Flower Festival, the Honourable Phryne Fisher becomes the honorary Queen of the Flowers. But when one of her flower maidens and her adopted daughter Ruth both go missing, Phryne puts aside her duties as queen and takes up her duties as investigator.
With a series of jewelry thefts targeting the first-class passengers on P&O ocean liners, the powers-that-be ask Phryne Fisher to mingle with the upper classes to solve a case of theft on the S.S. Hinemoa, during a luxury cruise to New Zealand.
"The delectable Phryne Fisher has been invited to the Last Best party of 1928. When three of the guests are kidnapped Phryne finds she must puzzle her way through the scavenger hunt clues to retrieve the hostages. Another sparking mystery fron Australia's Queen of Crime, Kerry Greenwood."-- container cover insert.
When she tries to go on summer holiday, Phryne Fisher discovers that the Johnsons, who were supposed to be at the vacation home, are nowhere in sight, beginning a mystery that involves smugglers, pirate treasure, and the mysterious Madame Selavey.
When a series of blond, pregnant teens go missing from the Magdalene Laundry in 1929 Melbourne and a pushy woman reporter disappears while investigating, Phryne and Dot uncover a dark plot involving piracy, convents, and creepy cellars.
Assisting Detective Inspector Jack Robinson in the investigation of an unpopular orchestral conductor's murder, Miss Fisher becomes suspicious of a charismatic code-breaker who has captured John Wilson's affections.
"When a mysterious invitation arrives for the redoubtable Miss Phryne Fisher from an unknown retired Captain Herbert Spencer, Phryne's curiosity is piqued. Spencer runs a retreat in Victoria's rural spa country for shell-shocked veterans of World War I. It's a cause after Phryne's own heart, but what can Spencer want from her? Phryne and her faithful servant Dot set out for Daylesford, viewing their rural sojourn as a short holiday. But the pair barely...