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Friday, August 11, 2017

Murder in the Dark by Kerry Greenwood



Murder in the Dark (Phryne Fisher, #16)



It is 1928 and it is going to end with the best of parties The rich and not so rich but flamboyant and the risque are going to be present. The Hon. Phyrne Fisher is also invited. She was in two minds about going but when threats appeared telling her not to go if she valued her life, she knew she had to be present.

A sleuthing mystery of a different kind as the setting was unusual to say the least. The atmosphere is full of hash and sex, romance of many kinds, unusual men and women, unusual children as well and the underlying threat that follow in the form of riddles accompanied by the mysterious disappearance of both children. A world of glamour, parties of the most complicated kind and a lot of fun and laughter and high living.

Unravelling the riddles was an experience in itself and Phyrne has to make sure that the children are discovered before harm comes to them.

Unexpected twists and very quaint story telling made this an usual mystery thriller, one of a series.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Poisoned Pen Press.

2 comments:

Literary Feline said...

This does sound like it has a different sort of setting from your description of it! The late 1920's were an interesting time.

Yvonne said...

This sounds really good. I like stories set in that time span.