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y separately published work icon Dead Man's Chest : A Phryne Fisher Mystery single work   novel   crime   mystery  
Is part of Phryne Fisher Mysteries Kerry Greenwood , 1989- series - author novel (number 18 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Dead Man's Chest : A Phryne Fisher Mystery
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'Dot unfolded the note. "He says that his married couple will look after the divine Miss Fisher . . . I'll leave out a bit . . . their name is Johnson and they seem very reliable." Phryne got the door open at last. She stepped into the hall. '" think he was mistaken about that," she commented.

'Travelling at high speed in her beloved Hispano-Suiza accompanied by her maid and trusted companion Dot, her two adoptive daughters Jane and Ruth and their dog Molly, The Hon Miss Phryne Fisher is off to Queenscliff. She'd promised everyone a nice holiday by the sea with absolutely no murders, but when they arrive at their rented accommodation that doesn't seem likely at all.

'An empty house, a gang of teenage louts, a fisherboy saved, and the mystery of a missing butler and his wife seem to lead inexorably towards a hunt for buried treasure by the sea. But what information might the curious Surrealists be able to contribute? Phryne knows to what depths people will sink for greed but with a glass of champagne in one hand and a pearl-handled Beretta in the other, no-one is getting past her.' (From the publisher's website.)

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Dead Man's Chest John Banas , ( dir. Ken Cameron ) Byron Bay : Every Cloud Productions , 2013 7079847 2013 single work film/TV crime

'Phryne heads off for a quiet holiday at the seaside holiday town of Queenscliff, confident she will not be disturbed by an investigation. However, buried treasure and pirate legends bubble to the surface in the seaside holiday town. When Aunt Prudence insists Phryne help an old school chum whose holiday mansion has been burgled, Phryne and Jack discover the summer paradise is not so perfect — and Phryne finds herself at the pointy end of a Spanish dagger.'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive. (Sighted: 26/2/2014)

Notes

  • Dedication: Dedicated to that strangely inspiring person, Tom Lane. With thanks to my fearless researchers Jean Greenwood, David Greagg, Michael Warby, Jenny Pausacker, Ika Willis, Tamzin and Meredith Phillips.
  • Dedication: And in loving memory of Dennis Pryor, a perfect scholar.
  • Epigraph: Fifteen men on a dead man's chest / Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! / Drink and the devil had done for the rest / Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! / Robert Louis Stevenson / Treasure Island

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2010 .
      person or book cover
      Courtesy of Allen & Unwin
      Extent: 298p.
      ISBN: 9781742373386 (pbk), 1742373380 (pbk)

Works about this Work

Untitled 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Publishers Weekly , 11 October vol. 257 no. 20 2010; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Dead Man's Chest : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2010 single work novel
Untitled 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Kirkus Reviews , 15 October vol. 78 no. 20 2010; (p. 1032)

— Review of Dead Man's Chest : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Jessica Moyer , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Booklist , 15 November vol. 107 no. 6 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of Dead Man's Chest : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Kathy Hope , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October vol. 90 no. 3 2010; (p. 27)

— Review of Dead Man's Chest : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2010 single work novel
Mysteries Solved Elegantly Dianne Dempsey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 October 2010; (p. 23)

— Review of Dead Man's Chest : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2010 single work novel
Mysteries Solved Elegantly Dianne Dempsey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 October 2010; (p. 23)

— Review of Dead Man's Chest : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Kathy Hope , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October vol. 90 no. 3 2010; (p. 27)

— Review of Dead Man's Chest : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Jessica Moyer , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Booklist , 15 November vol. 107 no. 6 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of Dead Man's Chest : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2010 single work novel
Untitled 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Kirkus Reviews , 15 October vol. 78 no. 20 2010; (p. 1032)

— Review of Dead Man's Chest : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2010 single work novel
Untitled 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Publishers Weekly , 11 October vol. 257 no. 20 2010; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Dead Man's Chest : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood , 2010 single work novel
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