Dead Man's Chest

Dead Man's Chest

A Phryne Fisher Mystery

Large Print - 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?
Publisher: Scottsdale, Ariz. : Poisoned Pen Press, c2010
Edition: Large print ed., First U.S. ed
Description: 398 p. (large print) ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9781590587980
Branch Call Number: LP Gree
Additional Contributors: Greenwood, Kerry

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randalljay
Sep 12, 2017

I really like this series. She's outside of Melbourne for a nice change. As usual interesting local characters. Although I have to look up some words for their somewhat dated and local meaning, I find that it adds a quaintness to the tale.

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maipenrai
Dec 06, 2016

(Book 18 in the Phryne Fisher series)

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KatherineHere
Nov 04, 2015

I liked all the activity in and around the vacation home, especially the description of the surrealists nextdoor. Not as much Phryne-sex in this one, but a lot of food.

JCLAmyF Jul 23, 2014

In a series as long as the Phryne Fisher Murder Mysteries series (more than 20 books), there are bound to be some favorites and some duds. (Even the duds in this series are pretty good.) This is one of the really good ones: with an especially fun cast of supporting characters and a bit of extra attention to some of the recurring minor characters like Hugh Collins.

The arrival of the Fisher clan at their vacation home is a bit marred by the local servants' recent mysteries disappearance. Why and where did they go? And what's up with the rumors of a local buried pirate treasure? And the girls who have had their braids snipped off by an unseen assailant? Lots of local mysteries, but all with a decidedly lighter feel, and a fast, cohesive pace.

LaughingOne Feb 01, 2013

I totally enjoy the Phryne Fisher mystery series! Set in and around Melbourne, NSW, Australia, in the 1920s, the stories feature Phryne, who is quite the character. Start with the first in the series and read in order as the stories build from book to book. These are thoroughly entertaining stories filled with independent women, adventure, danger, and a great cast of characters.

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Kettle
Mar 30, 2011

Kerry Greenwood and Phryne Fisher are always worth a read, this book's no different, fun, interesting, it draws the reader in. Loved it.

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