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y separately published work icon Murder on the Ballarat Train single work   novel   crime   mystery  
Is part of Phryne Fisher Mysteries Kerry Greenwood , 1989- series - author novel (number 3 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 Murder on the Ballarat Train
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'When the 1920s' most glamorous detective, the Honourable Phryne Fisher, arranges to go to Ballarat for the week, she eschews the excitement of her red Hispano-Suiza racing car for the sedate journey by train. But as the passengers sleep they are poisoned by chloroform gas. Phryne is left to piece together the clues'. (Source: back cover, 1992 edition)

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Murder on the Ballarat Train Elizabeth Coleman , Deb Cox , ( dir. Kate Dennis ) Melbourne : Every Cloud Productions , 2012 5983744 2012 single work film/TV crime

'The glamorous Phryne Fisher, accompanied by her maid Dot, decides to travel to the country by train to collect her new Hispano-Suiza motor car.

'The charm of rail travel soon evaporates though, when Phryne unexpectedly has to use her trusty pearl-handled pistol to save a young woman's life and solve the disappearance of her fellow passenger's mother.

'When her train trip is derailed by a gruesome murder, Phryne speeds home in her Hispano-Suiza to her new abode in St Kilda where she works through the clues until she discovers her unassuming murderer.'

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

Notes

  • Dedication: To Stephen D'Arcy / Car Jaume
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording, large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: McPhee Gribble , 1991 .
      Extent: 163p.
      ISBN: 0869142453, 9780869142455
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: McPhee Gribble , 1992 .
      person or book cover
      Source: Bookseller's item
      Extent: 163p.
      Note/s:
      • Australia's own Phryne Fisher - she's glam, she's seductive and she's a whizz with a gun (appears on cover).
      ISBN: 0869142755, 9780869142752
    • New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Fawcett Publications ,
      1993 .
      Extent: 148p.
      Edition info: 1st [US] ed.
      ISBN: 0449148327 (pbk), 9780449148327 (pbk)
    • 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: 163p.
      Note/s:
      • 'A Phryne Fisher Mystery' (appears on cover).
      ISBN: 1741145570, 9781741145571 (pbk)
    • Scottsdale, Arizona,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Poisoned Pen Press ,
      2006 .
      Extent: 151p.
      ISBN: 1590582411 (hbk), 9781590582411 (hbk)
    • Scottsdale, Arizona,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Poisoned Pen Press ,
      2007 .
      Extent: 151p.
      ISBN: 9781590584057 (pbk), 1590584058 (pbk)
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon 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 .
      person or book cover
      Courtesy of Allen & Unwin
      Extent: 184p.
      Note/s:
      • On cover: 'As seen on ABC1.'
      ISBN: 9781742379593
Alternative title: Miss Fisher unter Zugzwang : morderische Falle fur eine Lady : Roman
Language: German

Works about this Work

Phryne Fisher Kerry Greenwood , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Killing Women : Rewriting Detective Fiction 1993; (p. 89-97)
Untitled Robert Hood , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Mean Streets : A Quarterly Journal of Crime, Mystery and Detection , February no. 5 1992; (p. 54)

— Review of Murder on the Ballarat Train Kerry Greenwood , 1991 single work novel ; Aftershock Peter Corris , 1991 single work novel
Unabated Flood of Serial Killers Jeff Popple , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 19 January 1992; (p. 21)

— Review of Murder on the Ballarat Train Kerry Greenwood , 1991 single work novel
Australian Paperbacks 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Mean Streets : A Quarterly Journal of Crime, Mystery and Detection , September no. 4 1991; (p. 63)

— Review of Murder on the Ballarat Train Kerry Greenwood , 1991 single work novel
Forecasts Jane Stephens , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , June vol. 70 no. 1016 1991; (p. 20)

— Review of Mates of Mars David Foster , 1991 single work novel ; Murder on the Ballarat Train Kerry Greenwood , 1991 single work novel
Motorvation Philip Bryan , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 133 1991; (p. 49-50)

— Review of Murder on the Ballarat Train Kerry Greenwood , 1991 single work novel ; Flood Rain Robert Wallace , 1991 single work novel ; Larry Death Denis Freney , 1991 single work novel
Lady Detectives Cath Kenneally , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , December no. 95-96 1991; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Cop Out Claire McNab , 1991 single work novel ; Murder on the Ballarat Train Kerry Greenwood , 1991 single work novel ; Dogfish : A Syd Fish Thriller Susan Geason , 1991 single work novel
Forecasts Jane Stephens , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , June vol. 70 no. 1016 1991; (p. 20)

— Review of Mates of Mars David Foster , 1991 single work novel ; Murder on the Ballarat Train Kerry Greenwood , 1991 single work novel
Australian Paperbacks 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Mean Streets : A Quarterly Journal of Crime, Mystery and Detection , September no. 4 1991; (p. 63)

— Review of Murder on the Ballarat Train Kerry Greenwood , 1991 single work novel
Unabated Flood of Serial Killers Jeff Popple , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 19 January 1992; (p. 21)

— Review of Murder on the Ballarat Train Kerry Greenwood , 1991 single work novel
Phryne Fisher Kerry Greenwood , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Killing Women : Rewriting Detective Fiction 1993; (p. 89-97)
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