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Is part of Phryne Fisher Mysteries Kerry Greenwood , 1989- series - author novel (number 15 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 Death By Water : A Phryne Fisher Mystery
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The nice men at P&O are worried. A succession of jewellery thefts from first-class passengers is hardly the best advertisement for their cruise liners, particularly when it is likely that a passenger is doing the stealing. Phryne Fisher, with her Lulu bob, green eyes, Cupid's bow lips and Chanel travelling suits, is exactly the sort of elegant sleuth to take on a ring of jewellery thieves aboard the high seas - or at least, aboard the SS Hinemoa on a luxury cruise to New Zealand. With the Maharani - the Great Queen of Sapphires - as the bait, Phryne rises magnificently to the challenge. There are shipboard romances, champagne cocktails, erotic photographers, jealous husbands, mickey finns, blackmail and attempted murder, all before the thieves find out - as have countless love-smitten men before them - that where the glamorous and intelligent Phryne is involved, resistance is futile. (Source: back cover, 2005 edition)

Notes

  • Dedication: This book is dedicated to my very dear and much admired Mr Witherspoon, my fourth grade teacher at Geelong Road State School, who not only believed I could read but gave me the key to the book cabinet, beginning my lifelong affair with literature. I have never had a better present. And at last I get a chance to say thank you.
  • Epigraph: Revenge is a kind of wild justice; which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out. Francis Bacon, 1st Baron Verulam, 'On Revenge'
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2005 .
      person or book cover
      Courtesy of Allen & Unwin
      Extent: 300p.
      ISBN: 9781741145526, 174114552X
    • Scottsdale, Arizona,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Poisoned Pen Press ,
      2008 .
      Extent: 268p.
      Edition info: 1st US ed.
      ISBN: 9781590582398, 159058239X

Works about this Work

A Little Flight Reading Sharon Fowler , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 10-11 November 2007; (p. 5)

— Review of Death By Water : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2005 single work novel
Fluffy Orange Lumps Jake Wilson , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 274 2005; (p. 50-51)

— Review of A Hand in the Bush Jane Clifton , 2005 single work novel ; The Devil's Companions John Misto , 2005 single work novel ; Death By Water : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2005 single work novel
This Week's Selections Katharine England , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 16 July 2005; (p. 10)

— Review of Hope Bay Nicole Plüss , 2005 single work novel ; Death By Water : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2005 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Michael McGirr , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2-3 July 2005; (p. 26)

— Review of The Shining City Kate Forsyth , 2005 single work novel ; Death By Water : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2005 single work novel
Sleuth in Cruise Control Aboard a Ship of Jewels Jeff Glorfeld , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 26 June 2005; (p. 14)

— Review of Death By Water : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2005 single work novel
Take Three Jeff Popple , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 19 June 2005; (p. 14)

— Review of Death By Water : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2005 single work novel
Sleuth in Cruise Control Aboard a Ship of Jewels Jeff Glorfeld , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 26 June 2005; (p. 14)

— Review of Death By Water : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2005 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Michael McGirr , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2-3 July 2005; (p. 26)

— Review of The Shining City Kate Forsyth , 2005 single work novel ; Death By Water : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2005 single work novel
This Week's Selections Katharine England , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 16 July 2005; (p. 10)

— Review of Hope Bay Nicole Plüss , 2005 single work novel ; Death By Water : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2005 single work novel
Fluffy Orange Lumps Jake Wilson , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 274 2005; (p. 50-51)

— Review of A Hand in the Bush Jane Clifton , 2005 single work novel ; The Devil's Companions John Misto , 2005 single work novel ; Death By Water : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2005 single work novel
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