Cocaine Blues

A Phryne Fisher Mystery
Greenwood, Kerry (Book - 2006)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Cocaine Blues

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Phyrne Fisher heads for Melbourne, Australia, where she encounters a mystery involving poisoned wives, cocaine smuggling, corrupt cops, and communism.
Authors: Greenwood, Kerry
Title: Cocaine blues
a Phryne Fisher mystery
Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2006
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Characteristics: 175 p. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Kerry Greenwood
Summary: Phyrne Fisher heads for Melbourne, Australia, where she encounters a mystery involving poisoned wives, cocaine smuggling, corrupt cops, and communism.
ISBN: 9781590583852
Subject Headings: Fisher, Phryne (Fictitious character) Fiction Women detectives New Zealand Fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Topical Term: Fisher, Phryne (Fictitious character)
Women detectives
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Detective Phryne Fisher is an unstoppable flapper from an era of excess. Set in Australia in the style of classic British mysteries.

Australia: Phryne Fisher is a a liberal, rich, aristocratic P.I. in this series set in the 1920s and 30s in Melbourne.

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Sep 13, 2014
  • bibliochola rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Too fun! Too right!

Jan 04, 2013
  • Cecilturtle rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Greenwood concocted a nice little mystery: I liked this story more for the ambiance, the characters and the description of the times than for the plot which is sometimes annoyingly breezy and tangled. The comments about feminism, communism and socialism, however, make this book interesting: a social commentary of the times, especially with the issues of abortion and drug abuse at the forefront.
I will be getting back to Phryne Fisher's adventures: her sprightliness and defiance of conventions are definitely attractive!

Sep 27, 2011
  • Infolass rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I liked the feel and description of 1920s Melbourne and getting to know the strong female lead character - not enough to dive into all the other books in this series though, perhaps from time to time. If you like detective stories, or historical (Australian) fiction, this might be for you. The ABC are currently making a TV series on Phryne Fisher the central character and it will be interesting how it turns out.

Oct 25, 2010
  • Cait_Sidhe rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The first book in a fun, easy to read mystery series set in 1920s Melbourne. The range of characters and their personality traits from that of returned ANZACs to Chinese immigrants to English makes this series not only enjoyable but also provides the reader with a look into the past and an insight into events and ideas of the time. A well researched and very interesting series. Definately my favourite mystery series.

Nov 10, 2009
  • Roundcat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Kerry Greenwood's first Phryne Fisher book is an introduction to a strong woman with unlimited resources and a moral code of her own. It's a well written romp.


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