Courtesy of Allen & Unwin
Courtesy of Allen & Unwin
y Cocaine Blues : A Phryne Fisher Mystery single work   novel   crime   mystery  
Is part of Phryne Fisher Mysteries Kerry Greenwood 1989- series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1989 1989
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'It's the end of the roaring twenties, and the exuberant and Honourable Phryne Fisher is dancing and gaming with gay abandon...Bored by the endless round of parties and in search of excitement, she sets her sights on a spot of detective work in Melbourne, Australia. And so mystery and the beautiful Russian dancer Sasha de Lisse appear in her life. From then on it's all cocaine and communism until her adventure reaches its steamy end in the Turkish baths of Little Lonsdale Street.' (Source: back cover, 1989 edition)

Adaptations

form y Cocaine Blues Deb Cox , Melbourne : Every Cloud Productions , 2012 5983618 2012 single work film/TV crime

'The Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher disembarks the Orient at Victoria Dock, returning to Melbourne after years abroad. Almost as soon as she checks into the Windsor Hotel, Phryne is embroiled in mystery: poisoned husbands, cocaine smuggling rings and illegal abortionists — not to mention erotic encounters with a handsome Russian dancer. Her adventure reaches its steamy end in the Turkish Bath Palace off Little Lonsdale Street.'

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

Notes

  • Dedication: To my mother and father
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording, large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Ballantine Books , 1991 .
      Alternative title: Death by Misadventure : A Roaring Twenties Mystery
      Extent: 185p.
      ISBN: 9780449147337, 0449147339
    • South Yarra, South Yarra - Glen Iris area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: McPhee Gribble , 1992 .
      Extent: 195p.
      ISBN: 9780869142943, 0869142941
  • Appears in:
    y The Phryne Fisher Mysteries : Volume One : Cocaine Blues and Flying Too High Kerry Greenwood , Brisbane : Pulp Fiction Press , 2003 Z1121963 2003 selected work novel Brisbane : Pulp Fiction Press , 2003
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2005 .
      Courtesy of Allen & Unwin
      Extent: 195p.
      ISBN: 174114566X, 9781741145663
    • Scottsdale, Arizona,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Poisoned Pen Press , 2006 .
      Extent: 175p.
      Edition info: 1st US [hardcover] ed.
      ISBN: 9781590582367(hbk), 1590582365 (hbk)
    • Scottsdale, Arizona,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Poisoned Pen Press , 2007 .
      Extent: 175p.
      ISBN: 9781590583852 (pbk), 159058385X (pbk)
  • Appears in:
    y Introducing the Honourable Phryne Fisher : Become Addicted to Phryne's First Three Riveting Mysteries Kerry Greenwood , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2010 Z1784539 2010 selected work novel crime mystery 'Our unflappable, unconventional and uninhibited heroine, The Honourable Phryne Fisher, leaves the tedium of English high society for Melbourne, Australia, and never looks back. In her first three adventures, she encounters communism, cocaine, kidnappers and murderers. Phryne handles everything - danger, excitement and love - with her inimitable panache and flair, and still finds a little time for discreet dalliances and delicious diversions.' (Source: Allen and Unwin website)
    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2010
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2012 .
      Courtesy of Allen & Unwin
      Extent: 216p.
      Note/s:
      • On cover: 'As seen on ABC1.'
      ISBN: 9781742377438
Alternative title: Kokainovyj bljuz
Language: Russian

Works about this Work

Issues of Class and Gender in Australian Crime Fiction : From the 1950s to Today Rachel Franks , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 96-111)
In this chapter, Rachel Franks notes ‘‘Australian crime fiction writers imported many types of crime fiction from Britain, including the gothic mystery and the Newgate novel, and from America, including the locked room mystery and the spy story.’ She observes how Australian crime fiction has changed along with the ‘societies that produce it.’ She concludes that for Australian crime fiction to be attractive to mass market and an assured popularity, Australian crime fiction writers must respond ‘to the changing demands of their readers,’ and ‘continue to develop the genre with increasingly sophisticated stories about murderers and those who bring them to justice.’ (Editor’s foreword xii)
On Phryne Fisher Kerry Greenwood , 2004-2005 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Mystery Readers Journal , Winter vol. 20 no. 4 2004-2005; (p. 27-28)
Kerry Greenwood - A Dinky-Di Agatha Christie? Sue Ryan-Fazilleau , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Inter-Cultural Studies , August vol. 1 no. 2 2001; (p. 1-11)
Phryne Fisher Kerry Greenwood , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Killing Women : Rewriting Detective Fiction 1993; (p. 89-97)
Historic Whodunnits Philip Kahllems , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sunday Herald (Sunday Review) , 16 December 1990; (p. 20)
Untitled Andy Bull , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , June vol. 5 no. 6 1990; (p. 22)

— Review of Whatever Happened to Rosie Dunn? Tom Beauford 1989 single work novel ; Cocaine Blues : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood 1989 single work novel
Witnesses to a Local Fascination R. F. Brissenden , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 3-4 March 1990; (p. 6)

— Review of Australian Golden Dagger Mysteries 1988 anthology short story ; The Music Room Martin Long 1990 single work novel ; Cocaine Blues : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood 1989 single work novel ; O'Fear Peter Corris 1990 single work novel ; Dead Witness : Best Australian Mystery Stories 1989 anthology short story ; Sand on the Gumshoe : A Century of Australian Crime Writing 1989 anthology short story
Reading Between the Covers Nadine Myatt , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , September vol. 2 no. 3 1990; (p. 27-28)

— Review of Play with Knives Jennifer Maiden 1990 single work novel ; Cocaine Blues : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood 1989 single work novel
The Great Aussie Sleuth is a Female Katharine England , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 30 June 1990; (p. 16)

— Review of Lessons in Murder Claire McNab 1988 single work novel ; Cocaine Blues : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood 1989 single work novel
Ms Teries Anne Cranny-Francis , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9 December 1989; (p. 73)

— Review of Murder by the Book Jennifer Rowe 1989 single work novel ; To Sleep, To Die Ruth Clarement 1989 single work novel ; Cocaine Blues : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood 1989 single work novel
Cocaine Blues Helen Garlick , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 117 1989-1990; (p. 37)

— Review of Cocaine Blues : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood 1989 single work novel
Untitled Andy Bull , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , June vol. 5 no. 6 1990; (p. 22)

— Review of Whatever Happened to Rosie Dunn? Tom Beauford 1989 single work novel ; Cocaine Blues : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood 1989 single work novel
Ms Teries Anne Cranny-Francis , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9 December 1989; (p. 73)

— Review of Murder by the Book Jennifer Rowe 1989 single work novel ; To Sleep, To Die Ruth Clarement 1989 single work novel ; Cocaine Blues : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood 1989 single work novel
Witnesses to a Local Fascination R. F. Brissenden , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 3-4 March 1990; (p. 6)

— Review of Australian Golden Dagger Mysteries 1988 anthology short story ; The Music Room Martin Long 1990 single work novel ; Cocaine Blues : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood 1989 single work novel ; O'Fear Peter Corris 1990 single work novel ; Dead Witness : Best Australian Mystery Stories 1989 anthology short story ; Sand on the Gumshoe : A Century of Australian Crime Writing 1989 anthology short story
Reading Between the Covers Nadine Myatt , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , September vol. 2 no. 3 1990; (p. 27-28)

— Review of Play with Knives Jennifer Maiden 1990 single work novel ; Cocaine Blues : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood 1989 single work novel
The Great Aussie Sleuth is a Female Katharine England , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 30 June 1990; (p. 16)

— Review of Lessons in Murder Claire McNab 1988 single work novel ; Cocaine Blues : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood 1989 single work novel
Cocaine Blues Helen Garlick , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 117 1989-1990; (p. 37)

— Review of Cocaine Blues : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood 1989 single work novel
On Phryne Fisher Kerry Greenwood , 2004-2005 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Mystery Readers Journal , Winter vol. 20 no. 4 2004-2005; (p. 27-28)
Kerry Greenwood - A Dinky-Di Agatha Christie? Sue Ryan-Fazilleau , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Inter-Cultural Studies , August vol. 1 no. 2 2001; (p. 1-11)
Issues of Class and Gender in Australian Crime Fiction : From the 1950s to Today Rachel Franks , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 96-111)
In this chapter, Rachel Franks notes ‘‘Australian crime fiction writers imported many types of crime fiction from Britain, including the gothic mystery and the Newgate novel, and from America, including the locked room mystery and the spy story.’ She observes how Australian crime fiction has changed along with the ‘societies that produce it.’ She concludes that for Australian crime fiction to be attractive to mass market and an assured popularity, Australian crime fiction writers must respond ‘to the changing demands of their readers,’ and ‘continue to develop the genre with increasingly sophisticated stories about murderers and those who bring them to justice.’ (Editor’s foreword xii)
Phryne Fisher Kerry Greenwood , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Killing Women : Rewriting Detective Fiction 1993; (p. 89-97)
Historic Whodunnits Philip Kahllems , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sunday Herald (Sunday Review) , 16 December 1990; (p. 20)
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