The Castlemaine Murders

The Castlemaine Murders

A Phryne Fisher Mystery

by Kerry Greenwood

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 31/05/2006

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The fabulous Phryne Fisher, her sister Beth and her faithful maid, Dot, decide that Luna Park is the perfect place for an afternoon of fun and excitement with Phryne's two daughters, Ruth and Jane. But in the dusty dark Ghost Train, amidst the squeals of horror and delight, a mummified bullet-studded corpse falls to the ground in front of them. Phryne Fisher's pleasure trip has definitely become business.

Digging into this longstanding mystery takes her to the country town of Castlemaine where it's soon obvious that someone is trying to muzzle her investigations. With unknown threatening assailants on her path, Phryne seems headed for more trouble than usual....

"Greenwood weaves historical data into the plot like gold thread, giving it richness without weighing it down. -Booklist

"An unforgettable character, with a heart as big as her pocket-book, a fine disregard for convention and an insatiable appetite for life." -Denver Post

"Appealing characters and witty banter...an enjoyable caper."- Publishers Weekly

Kerry Greenwood is the author of more than 40 novels and the recipient of the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award from the Crime Writers' Association of Australia.
www.phrynefisher.com

-Publishers Weekly
ISBN:
9781590582800
9781590582800
Category:
Historical mysteries
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
31-05-2006
Language:
English
Publisher:
Poisoned Pen Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
252
Dimensions (mm):
216x140x14mm
Weight:
0.32kg
Kerry Greenwood

Kerry Greenwood has written thirteen novels in the Phryne Fisher series, the most recent being The Castlemaine Murders (2003).

She is also the author of The Childstone Cycle, Cassandra, Recipes for Crime (with Jenny Pausacker) and has edited The Things She Loves, a collection of essays about women who kill.

Kerry has worked as a folk singer, factory hand, director, producer, translator, costumer-maker, cook and also works for Victoria Legal Aid as an advocate in the Magistrates' Courts.

She is not married, has no children and lives with four cats and an accredited Wizard. In her spare time, she stares blankly out of the window. And she has no idea where she gets her ideas from.

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