Dead Man's Chest

Dead Man's Chest 1

Phryne Fisher 18

by Kerry Greenwood

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/10/2010

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Travelling 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, 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 towards 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.
ISBN:
9781742373386
9781742373386
Category:
Crime & Mystery
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-10-2010
Publisher:
ALLEN & UNWIN
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
312
Dimensions (mm):
196x131x24mm
Weight:
0.29kg
Kerry Greenwood

Kerry Greenwood is the creator of the bestselling, beloved contemporary crime series featuring the talented Corinna Chapman, baker and sleuth extraordinaire. There are currently six previous novels in this series with The Spotted Dog as Corinna's most recent adventure.

Kerry's much-loved 1920s crime series, featuring the marvellous Miss Phryne Fisher in twenty novels, has been developed for television and screened on ABC TV in Australia. The series is sold in print in the UK and US as is the television series.

Kerry Greenwood is also the acclaimed author of several books for young adults, the Delphic Women series and is the editor of two collections. She has been longlisted, shortlisted and is a winner of the Scarlet Stiletto, Davitt and the Ned Kelly awards. Kerry is also the recipient of the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award, 2003 and the Sisters in Crime Lifetime Achievement Award, 2013.

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  • Another excellent dose of Miss Fisher.

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    Dead Man’s Chest is the 18th book in the Phryne Fisher series by popular Australian author, Kerry Greenwood. It is January, and Phryne has decided to take her family to Queenscliff on holiday while her bathroom is renovated. But their arrival at the beachside house borrowed from Mr Thomas, an anthropologist currently on a field trip in deepest Northern Territory, instantly immerses them in a mystery. The Johnsons, butler and cook, are absent, along with all their goods and chattels. Their immediate neighbours, a Hungarian lady with surrealist tendencies and a widow hosting three obnoxious teenaged schoolboys, are unable to clarify matters. The local constable, Tom Dawson, is soon labelled Constable Moron by Phryne. To make matters more interesting, there is someone going around snipping plaits off young ladies and there is a film crew making a movie about the legendary Swan Bay pirate, Benito, and his hidden treasure of Peruvian gold. When the Johnsons beloved dog, Gaston turns up, the mystery deepens. Luckily, an eager young lad, soon christened Tinker by Phryne, is engaged to assist with investigations, adopted daughter Ruth delights in testing her culinary skills, and Dot’s fiance, now a Detective Sergeant, Hugh Collins arrives to lend official help where needed. In this instalment, Jane reads a lot, sorts bones and stars in a movie; Dot buys a dress and uses a coal scuttle as a weapon; Ruth lovingly prepares many meals; Phryne muses on the contents of boys pockets, on Crimes against Couture, and the dogs solution to any problem, barking; a fish skeleton is used as a fashion accessory and a weapon; Phryne spends an evening with surrealists; there is murder, kidnapping and attempted kidnapping, a treasure hunt and smuggling of tobacco and rum. After causing readers mouths to water with several mentions of Impossible Pie, Greenwood thoughtfully provides the recipe for this, as well as Potato Scones and Noyau Cocktail. Another excellent dose of Miss Fisher.