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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Murder on a Midsummer Night by Kerry Greenwood

Murder on a Midsummer Night (Phryne Fisher, #17)


I am going to start reviews after a short lapse with one of my favourite authors whom I do not seem to get hold of often enough.

The Honourable Phyrnne Fisher is quirky but a good detective who gets things done. Sometimes not in a very orthodox way, but who cares. When you pay for an investigation everyone wants results and the Police seem to be happy that one more case gets closed because very often Phyrnne slips out of the picture, and the local police gets the credit.

An apparent suicide, a lost child, magic which makes things and people appear and disappear all add to the story in the midst of a Melbourne heatwave. Along with Phyrnne's rather large entourage of family and retainers all playing a role the murder mystery is always solved.

Full of color both in characterization and surroundings,  the story is always light hearted, easy to read and very enjoyable.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Poisoned Pen Press.

P S Just returned after a five day break in Singapore for the Christmas holidays! difficult to get back to normal.

2 comments:

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I really need to try one of these books!

Kathryn T said...

Sounds like a really good mystery murder. With an unassuming hero.