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y separately published work icon Unnatural Habits single work   novel   crime   mystery  
Is part of Phryne Fisher Mysteries Kerry Greenwood , 1989- series - author novel (number 19 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Unnatural Habits
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'The decidedly raven-haired Miss Phryne Fisher returns to delve deep into the dark cellars of Melbourne. 1929: pretty little golden-haired girls are going missing in Melbourne. But they're not just pretty. Three of them are pregnant, poor girls from the harsh confines of the Magdalen Laundry. People are getting nervous. Polly Kettle, a pushy, self-important Girl Reporter with ambition and no sense of self preservation, decides to investigate--and promptly goes missing herself. It's time for Phryne and Dot to put a stop to this and find Polly Kettle before something quite irreparable happens to all of them. It's a tale of convents and plots, piracy, murder and mystery . . . and Phryne finally finds out if it's true that blondes have more fun.' (Publisher's website)

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Unnatural Habits Ysabelle Dean , ( dir. Tony Tilse ) Byron Bay : Every Cloud Productions , 2013 7080038 2013 single work film/TV crime

'The gothic world of the Magdalene Laundries — a halfway house for pregnant and wayward girls, run by Catholic nuns — sets the scene for the tragic death of an escaping teenager. As Phryne becomes more suspicious of the goings-on behind the convent walls, she and Jack realise the threads of this crime lead higher up and closer to home than they ever suspected.'

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

Notes

  • Other formats: Also large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2012 .
      person or book cover
      Courtesy of Allen & Unwin
      Extent: 338p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography.
      ISBN: 9781742372433
    • Scottsdale, Arizona,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Poisoned Pen Press ,
      2017 .
      image of person or book cover 5526400637900067282.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 1vp.
      Note/s:
      • Published July 4, 2017
      ISBN: 9781464208225

Works about this Work

Untitled Shelley Orchard , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 27 October 2012; (p. 38)

— Review of Unnatural Habits Kerry Greenwood , 2012 single work novel
Feisty Flapper Packs a Plot Punch but Slips on Lexicon Christine Cremen , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 25 November 2012; (p. 15) The Sunday Age , 25 November 2012; (p. 14)

— Review of Unnatural Habits Kerry Greenwood , 2012 single work novel
Cast from the Past Sue Turnbull , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 November 2012; (p. 32) The Saturday Age , 10 November 2012; (p. 29)

— Review of Paving the New Road Sulari Gentill , 2012 single work novel ; Unnatural Habits Kerry Greenwood , 2012 single work novel
Cast from the Past Sue Turnbull , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 November 2012; (p. 32) The Saturday Age , 10 November 2012; (p. 29)

— Review of Paving the New Road Sulari Gentill , 2012 single work novel ; Unnatural Habits Kerry Greenwood , 2012 single work novel
Feisty Flapper Packs a Plot Punch but Slips on Lexicon Christine Cremen , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 25 November 2012; (p. 15) The Sunday Age , 25 November 2012; (p. 14)

— Review of Unnatural Habits Kerry Greenwood , 2012 single work novel
Untitled Shelley Orchard , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 27 October 2012; (p. 38)

— Review of Unnatural Habits Kerry Greenwood , 2012 single work novel
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