Courtesy of Allen & Unwin
Courtesy Allen & Unwin
y Death at Victoria Dock single work   novel   crime   mystery  
Is part of Phryne Fisher Mysteries Kerry Greenwood 1989- series - author novel (number 4 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1992 1992
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After having her windscreen shattered by a bullet and discovering that bullets from the same gun have entered the body of a beautiful seventeen year old not to mention having her clothes ruined as she holds a bleeding, dying boy Phryne Fisher is outraged and swears to track down the young man's killer. In doing so she stumbles across the plans for a bank robbery and possible massacre and when her maid Dot is kidnapped nothing can distract Phryne from revenge.When someone shoots out her windshield while she is driving home late at night and she finds a young man dying on the tarmac just outside the dock gates, Phryne Fisher sets out to find out who is responsible, following a trail that leads her into the midst of a bizarre mystery involving bank robbery, tattoo parlors, spiritualism, anarchists, kidnapping, and murder.

There are some things that Phryne Fisher finds intolerable. Having her windscreen shattered by a bullet as she is driving past Melbourne's Victoria Dock...or discovering that bullets from the same gun have entered the body of a beautiful seventeen year old. Not to mention the ruin of her fur and lingerie as she holds the dying, bleeding boy...Phryne swears she will track down the young man's killer, and in doing so stumbles across the plans for a bank robbery and possible massacre...But then her beloved maid Dot is kidnapped and nothing can distract Phryne from revenge.' (Source: back cover, 1992 McPhee Gribble edition)

Adaptations

form y Death at Victoria Dock Shelley Birse , Melbourne : Every Cloud Productions , 2012 5984142 2012 single work film/TV crime

'A young man with a blue tattoo lies cradled in Phryne's arms. Sadly, it's not another scene of glorious seduction. This time it's murder.

'Outraged by this brutal slaughter, Phryne promises to find out who is responsible. But Phryne doesn't yet know how deeply into the mire she'll have to go — bank robbery, anarchists, and the kidnap of her beloved maid Dot. Her investigations lead her into the arms of the delicious yet dangerous anarchist, Peter the Painter.'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive. (Sighted: 24/5/2013)


Note: The character 'Peter the Painter' is based on a 'real' Latvian anarchist (a historical figure whose identity is disputed and whose actual existence is sometimes questioned). Also known as Peter Piaktow, Peter the Painter was said to have been involved in the Siege of Sidney Street (also called the Battle of Stepney) in London's East End in 1911.

Notes

  • Dedication: To Susan Tonkin
  • Epigraph: 'A Daniel come to judgement! Yea, a Daniel! / O wise young judge, how I do honour thee!' / William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording, large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: McPhee Gribble , 1992 .
      Extent: 186p.
      Note/s:
      • Australia's own Phryne Fisher - she's glam, she's seductive and she's a whizz with a gun (appears on cover).
      ISBN: 0869142666, 9780869142660
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2005 .
      Courtesy of Allen & Unwin
      Extent: 186p.
      ISBN: 9781741145564, 1741145562 (pbk)
    • Scottsdale, Arizona,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Poisoned Pen Press , 2006 .
      Extent: 164p.
      ISBN: 9781590582381 (hbk), 1590582381 (hbk)
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2012 .
      Courtesy Allen & Unwin
      Extent: 192p.
      Note/s:
      • On cover: 'As seen on ABC1.'
      ISBN: 9781742379821
Alternative title: Miss Fisher fischt im Truben : morderische Falle fur eine Lady : Roman
Language: German

Works about this Work

Phryne Fisher Kerry Greenwood , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Killing Women : Rewriting Detective Fiction 1993; (p. 89-97)
Crime Ray Davie , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 June 1992; (p. 9)

— Review of Death by Defamation Ken Methold 1991 single work novel ; The Makeover Murders Jennifer Rowe 1992 single work novel ; Death at Victoria Dock Kerry Greenwood 1992 single work novel
Tough Truths Stuart Coupe , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 July 1992; (p. 65)

— Review of Death by Defamation Ken Methold 1991 single work novel ; The Makeover Murders Jennifer Rowe 1992 single work novel ; No Way Back J. R. Carroll 1992 single work novel ; White Collar Richard Cassidy 1992 single work novel ; Dead Set-Up Kit Moodie 1992 single work novel ; Death at Victoria Dock Kerry Greenwood 1992 single work novel
Criminal Intent : a Review of Recent Australian Crime Fiction Robert Hood , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Scarp , October no. 21 1992; (p. 72-74)

— Review of Browning P.I. Peter Corris 1992 single work novel ; To Make a Killing Jean Bedford 1992 single work novel ; The Japanese Job Peter Corris 1992 single work novel ; The Makeover Murders Jennifer Rowe 1992 single work novel ; No Way Back J. R. Carroll 1992 single work novel ; White Collar Richard Cassidy 1992 single work novel ; Dead Set-Up Kit Moodie 1992 single work novel ; Set Up Peter Corris 1992 single work novel ; Whipping Boy Gabrielle Lord 1992 single work novel ; Death at Victoria Dock Kerry Greenwood 1992 single work novel
Forecasts Jane Freeman , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , February vol. 71 no. 1023 1992; (p. 27)

— Review of Death at Victoria Dock Kerry Greenwood 1992 single work novel
Paperbacks Stan Barney , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 May 1992; (p. 23)

— Review of Death at Victoria Dock Kerry Greenwood 1992 single work novel
Time is Right to Retire with a Detective Story Katharine England , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 30 May 1992; (p. 9)

— Review of Death at Victoria Dock Kerry Greenwood 1992 single work novel
Guilt Edge J. R. Carroll , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 142 1992; (p. 57-58)

— Review of Death at Victoria Dock Kerry Greenwood 1992 single work novel ; To Make a Killing Jean Bedford 1992 single work novel ; The Makeover Murders Jennifer Rowe 1992 single work novel
Untitled Robert Hood , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Mean Streets : A Quarterly Journal of Crime, Mystery and Detection , August no. 7 1992; (p. 50-51)

— Review of Death at Victoria Dock Kerry Greenwood 1992 single work novel
Crime Ray Davie , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 June 1992; (p. 9)

— Review of Death by Defamation Ken Methold 1991 single work novel ; The Makeover Murders Jennifer Rowe 1992 single work novel ; Death at Victoria Dock Kerry Greenwood 1992 single work novel
Tough Truths Stuart Coupe , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 July 1992; (p. 65)

— Review of Death by Defamation Ken Methold 1991 single work novel ; The Makeover Murders Jennifer Rowe 1992 single work novel ; No Way Back J. R. Carroll 1992 single work novel ; White Collar Richard Cassidy 1992 single work novel ; Dead Set-Up Kit Moodie 1992 single work novel ; Death at Victoria Dock Kerry Greenwood 1992 single work novel
Criminal Intent : a Review of Recent Australian Crime Fiction Robert Hood , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Scarp , October no. 21 1992; (p. 72-74)

— Review of Browning P.I. Peter Corris 1992 single work novel ; To Make a Killing Jean Bedford 1992 single work novel ; The Japanese Job Peter Corris 1992 single work novel ; The Makeover Murders Jennifer Rowe 1992 single work novel ; No Way Back J. R. Carroll 1992 single work novel ; White Collar Richard Cassidy 1992 single work novel ; Dead Set-Up Kit Moodie 1992 single work novel ; Set Up Peter Corris 1992 single work novel ; Whipping Boy Gabrielle Lord 1992 single work novel ; Death at Victoria Dock Kerry Greenwood 1992 single work novel
Forecasts Jane Freeman , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , February vol. 71 no. 1023 1992; (p. 27)

— Review of Death at Victoria Dock Kerry Greenwood 1992 single work novel
Paperbacks Stan Barney , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 May 1992; (p. 23)

— Review of Death at Victoria Dock Kerry Greenwood 1992 single work novel
Time is Right to Retire with a Detective Story Katharine England , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 30 May 1992; (p. 9)

— Review of Death at Victoria Dock Kerry Greenwood 1992 single work novel
Guilt Edge J. R. Carroll , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 142 1992; (p. 57-58)

— Review of Death at Victoria Dock Kerry Greenwood 1992 single work novel ; To Make a Killing Jean Bedford 1992 single work novel ; The Makeover Murders Jennifer Rowe 1992 single work novel
Untitled Robert Hood , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Mean Streets : A Quarterly Journal of Crime, Mystery and Detection , August no. 7 1992; (p. 50-51)

— Review of Death at Victoria Dock Kerry Greenwood 1992 single work novel
Phryne Fisher Kerry Greenwood , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Killing Women : Rewriting Detective Fiction 1993; (p. 89-97)
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