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Is part of Phryne Fisher Mysteries Kerry Greenwood , 1989- series - author novel (number 16 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 Murder in the Dark : A Phryne Fisher Mystery
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'It's Christmas, and Phryne has an invitation to the Last Best party of 1928, a four-day extravaganza being held at Werribee Manor House and grounds by the Golden Twins, Isabella and Gerald Templar. She knew them in Paris, where they caused a sensation. Phryne is in two minds about going when she starts receiving anonymous threats warning her against attending. She promptly decides to accept the invitation - after all, no one tells Phryne what to do. At the Manor, she is accommodated in the Iris room, and at the party meets two polo-playing women, a Goat lady (and goat), a large number of glamorous young men and a very rude child called Tarquin. The acolytes of the Golden Twins are smoking hashish and dreaming, and Phryne finds that the jazz is as hot as the drinks are cold and indulges in flirtations, dancing, and mint juleps. Heaven.

It all seems like good clean fun until three people are kidnapped, one of them the abominable child, and Phryne must puzzle her way through the cryptic clues of the scavenger hunt to retrieve the hostages and save the party from disaster.' (Publisher's blurb)

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Murder in the Dark Ysabelle Dean , ( dir. Daina Reid ) Melbourne : Every Cloud Productions , 2012 5985178 2012 single work film/TV crime

'Phryne's cousins and Aunt Prudence's entire household come under suspicion when a young girl is found drowned in her aunt's fountain on the eve of a lavish fancy dress party.

'Phryne and her aunt work together to investigate — until Phryne begins to doubt her own detecting skills. Was Murdoch Foyle really the man responsible for her sister's death or was it someone much closer to Phryne — someone who was also there the day Janey disappeared from the circus all those years ago.

When Foyle finally shows his hand, Phryne recovers her confidence — only to have it replaced by terror when she fears Foyle now has Jane in his sights.'

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

Notes

  • Dedication: This book is dedicated to Miz Cindy Brown and Phoenix of Port Townsend. Cuter than a little white pup sitting under a shade tree and sweeter than a pound of molasses poured over a kitten
  • Epigraph: Possession is nine points of the law. / Blackstone Laws of England / A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
  • 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 , 2006 .
      person or book cover
      Courtesy of Allen & Unwin
      Extent: 302p.
      Note/s:
      • Afterword by the Author. (pp. 297-298)
      • Includes bibliography.
      ISBN: 1741147093 (pbk), 9781741147094
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2012 .
      person or book cover
      Courtesy of Allen & Unwin
      Extent: 312p.
      Note/s:
      • On cover: 'As seen on ABC1.'
      ISBN: 9781742379678
    • Scottsdale, Arizona,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Poisoned Pen Press ,
      2017 .
      image of person or book cover 3675112486216373686.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 1vp.
      Note/s:
      • Published May 2, 2017
      ISBN: 9781464208201

Works about this Work

A Trawl through History for a Jolly Good Murder Mystery Christine Cremen , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 January 2007; (p. 10-11)

— Review of Murder in the Dark : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2006 single work novel
Off the Shelf Dianne Dempsey , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 11 November 2006; (p. 28)

— Review of Murder in the Dark : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2006 single work novel
Untitled Katharine England , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 28 October 2006; (p. 12)

— Review of Murder in the Dark : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2006 single work novel
Imaginations Leap a Continental Divide Sue Turnbull , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 October 2006; (p. 33)

— Review of Undertow Sydney Bauer , 2006 single work novel ; Murder in the Dark : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2006 single work novel
Untitled Emily Fraser , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 284 2006; (p. 62)

— Review of Murder in the Dark : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2006 single work novel
Untitled Kathy Hope , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 86 no. 2 2006; (p. 34)

— Review of Murder in the Dark : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2006 single work novel
Untitled Emily Fraser , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 284 2006; (p. 62)

— Review of Murder in the Dark : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2006 single work novel
Imaginations Leap a Continental Divide Sue Turnbull , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 October 2006; (p. 33)

— Review of Undertow Sydney Bauer , 2006 single work novel ; Murder in the Dark : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2006 single work novel
Untitled Katharine England , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 28 October 2006; (p. 12)

— Review of Murder in the Dark : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2006 single work novel
Off the Shelf Dianne Dempsey , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 11 November 2006; (p. 28)

— Review of Murder in the Dark : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2006 single work novel
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