The Green Mill Murder

The Green Mill Murder

eBook - 2012
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Phryne Fisher is doing one of her favorite things --dancing at the Green Mill (Melbourne's premier dance hall) to the music of Tintagel Stone's Jazzmakers, the band who taught St Vitus how to dance. And she's wearing a sparkling lobelia-colored georgette dress. Nothing can flap the unflappable Phryne--especially on a dance floor with so many delectable partners. Nothing except death, that is. The dance competition is trailing into its last hours when suddenly, in the middle of "Bye Bye Blackbird" a figure slumps to the ground. No shot was heard. Phryne, conscious of how narrowly the missile missed her own bare shoulder, back, and dress, investigates. This leads her into the dark smoky jazz clubs of Fitzroy, into the arms of eloquent strangers, and finally into the the sky, as she follows a complicated family tragedy of the great War and the damaged men who came back from ANZAC cove. Phryne flies her Gypsy Moth Rigel into the Australian Alps, where she meets a hermit with a dog called Lucky and a wombat living under his bunk and risks her life on the love between brothers.
Publisher: [Scottsdale, AZ] : Poisoned Pen Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781615953585
1615953582
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maipenrai
Dec 06, 2016

(The fifth book in the Phryne Fisher series)

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lmjones191
Sep 26, 2016

Apparently, this book was printed missing the last chapter, and a copy of the chapter can be requested from the publisher: http://www.poisonedpenpress.com/the-green-mill-murder/

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KatherineHere
Dec 04, 2015

I'm enjoying every one of these books. They're so fun, and you learn a lot in the process.

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jazpur
Nov 05, 2013

The WWI history and the descriptions of ANZAC experiences in this one were moving. The Jazz was interesting.The homosexuality, well-handled and I always like the clothes. No wonder the television series is so popular. However, I do wish the publishers would take more care and realize that there is a difference between an acute accent and a grave when it comes to French pronunciation. Some of the solecisms were inappropriate and irritating.All in all a better read than some of her others but I still prefer the TV version.

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lozza1401
Oct 29, 2013

I agree with the previous comments: another good murder mystery instalment but I liked the Gallipoli event added into the story line.

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EllenR
Oct 16, 2012

I love these Phyrne Fisher books, but I am running out. Can anyone direct me to mysteries that are similar? I think I like these in part because they are not too scary and of course I really like all the characters (I don't like the Corrina ones as much). I also enjoy the Stephanie Plum (Janet Evanovich) series.

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Kettle
Apr 24, 2011

If you ever wanted to go back in time and hear a Digger talk about Anzac cove and so on, go to page 98 in this book, it's the best most moving account I've heard - even if it is made up. It should be read out at every ANZAC day service and Rememberance day service. It's just brilliant. Having said that, the rest of the story is compelling, it's a fast read, because you won't be able to put the book down. I love it, very much.

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