Murder on a Midsummer Night

Murder on a Midsummer Night By Kerry Greenwood, Murder on a Midsummer Night The year is and Melbourne is in the grip of an exhausting heatwave But for elegant and irrepressible private investigator Phryne Fisher the temperature is the least of her worries She finds her
  • Title: Murder on a Midsummer Night
  • Author: Kerry Greenwood
  • ISBN: 9781741149999
  • Page: 109
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  • Murder on a Midsummer Night By Kerry Greenwood, The year is 1929, and Melbourne is in the grip of an exhausting heatwave But for elegant and irrepressible private investigator Phryne Fisher, the temperature is the least of her worries She finds herself simultaneously investigating the apparent suicide of a man on St Kilda beach, and trying to find a lost child.
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    1. Kerry Greenwood

      Kerry Greenwood was born in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray and after wandering far and wide, she returned to live there She has a degree in English and Law from Melbourne University and was admitted to the legal profession on the 1st April 1982, a day which she finds both soothing and significant.Kerry has written twenty novels, a number of plays, including The Troubadours with Stephen D Arcy, is an award winning children s writer and has edited and contributed to several anthologies In 1996 she published a book of essays on female murderers called Things She Loves Why women Kill.The Phryne Fisher series pronounced Fry knee, to rhyme with briny began in 1989 with Cocaine Blues which was a great success Kerry has written thirteen books in this series with no sign yet of Miss Fisher hanging up her pearl handled pistol Kerry says that as long as people want to read them, she can keep writing them.Kerry Greenwood has worked as a folk singer, factory hand, director, producer, translator, costume maker, cook and is currently a solicitor When she is not writing, she works as a locum solicitor for the Victorian Legal Aid She is also the unpaid curator of seven thousand books, three cats Attila, Belladonna and Ashe and a computer called Apple which squeaks She embroiders very well but cannot knit She has flown planes and leapt out of them with a parachute in an attempt to cure her fear of heights she is now terrified of jumping out of planes but can climb ladders without fear She can detect second hand bookshops from blocks away and is often found within them.For fun Kerry reads science fiction fantasy and detective stories She is not married, has no children and lives with a registered wizard When she is not doing any of the above she stares blankly out of the window.earthlydelights

    190 thoughts on “Murder on a Midsummer Night”

    1. The amount of effort Kerry Greenwood puts into making sure all her diligent research results in a highly enjoyable novel that feels authentic instead of dull and lecture y will never cease to amaze me She is such a wonderful writer, and it s a joy to immerse yourself into Phryne s world, the glittering or maybe only shiny on the surface 1920s in Australia I love learning something new about this era with each book, seeing a new aspect of their daily lives I love how every time Phryne investigate [...]


    2. Murder on a Midsummer Night is not the most striking entry in the series, but if you re here for Phryne and her found family, her lavish lifestyle and her relationships with the people around her, it s just what you d expect Lin Chung gets to use some of his talents from past books, setting up a creepy seance using his magician s tricks, and Dot has her own sleuthing work to do on one case, while Phryne deals with another.At this point, I find the mysteries themselves relatively forgettable it s [...]


    3. Australian author Kerry Greenwood rarely commits a misstep, but she does a bit in Murder on a Midsummer Night, the seventeenth novel in this usually lovely series The Honorable Phryne Fisher investigates two unrelated matters the murder of a mama s boy junk dealer and the whereabouts of an illegitimate baby put up for adoption in Ballerat, Australia, in the 1860s The indomitable Mrs Manifold certain that her devoted son would never kill himself, whatever the incompetent coroner might claim hires [...]


    4. Probably the coziest of the Fisher mysteries fewer violent attacks, staying home with Phryne s piecemeal family and eating lavish meals accompanied, as always, by staggering amounts of coffee and gin.


    5. Murder on a Midsummer Night is the seventeenth book in the popular Phryne Fisher series by Australian author, Kerry Greenwood As 1929 begins with a very hot spell, Phryne is asked by her sister, Eliza to investigate a death the police believe a suicide Mrs Manifold is convinced her son, Augustine did not take his own life An Old Wares dealer who was much loved by clients, friends and staff, Augustine was excited about a discovery that would buy his beloved mother a house and see him independent [...]


    6. A heat wave is affecting Melbourne at the start of 1929 and trying Phryne Fisher s patience Two new cases for her to investigate arrive virtually at the same time.A devastated mother wants her to investigate the apparent death by suicide of her beloved son and a lawyer wants her to try and find an illegitimate child who is one of the heirs to a fortune Warring families and thoroughly nasty Bright Young Things are doing their best to disrupt her investigations.Phryne vows to take her whole family [...]


    7. Australian author Kerry Greenwood rarely commits a misstep, but she does a bit in Murder on a Midsummer Night, the seventeenth novel in this usually lovely series The Honorable Phryne Fisher investigates two unrelated matters the murder of a mama s boy junk dealer and the whereabouts of an illegitimate baby put up for adoption in Ballerat, Australia, in the 1860s The indomitable Mrs Manifold certain that her devoted son would never kill himself, whatever the incompetent coroner might claim hires [...]


    8. One fo the finest Phryne Fisher books in the series Two mysteries solved, slightly intertwined, because Phryne HATES mysteries A well researched background And just a touch of mysticism.


    9. I love Phryne She is a grown up s Nancy Drew She s sophisticated and daring, rich and ribald, wise and witty, and able to keep up with boys even better than Nancy ever did The plots are never all that intricate, but they re so much fun


    10. This is the second Phryne Fisher mystery I have read, and is the 17th in the series At some point, I plan to backtrack and read all of the books in this series I find Phryne to be absolutely delightful she is a young, independent woman living in Australia in the 1920 s She has adopted two teen daughters, knows how to live the good life, and enjoys solving mysteries If I could be a character in a book, I might just have to choose Phryne Fisher.At the end of almost every chapter in this book, a pi [...]



    11. Halfway through this I realised I was reading it out of order, but the good thing about these books is that while there may be references to earlier tales, they are seldom essential to understanding It s another good, light read.Agustine has been found dead, washed up on the beach Did he drown Was it suicide, or murder If it was murder, who did it and why Who is the child among you that is haunting the Bonetti family And will Phryne s doorbell ever stop ringing Lin Chung gets to try his hand at [...]


    12. 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 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 [...]


    13. 17th book in the series.The year 1929 begins with a heatwave, at least in Melbourne Phryne s 29th birthday is coming up and she s starting to plan for it But then, Phryne s sister Eliza brings to her a distraught woman, Mrs Manifold Her only son has died and the police are saying that it s a suicide However, Mrs Manifold is convinced that someone has murdered her son Phyrne agrees to investigate and soon plunges into the life of Augustine Manifold He was an antique dealer and good at his job He [...]


    14. I read a rather disappointed review of one of Greenwood s Phryne Fisher novels by Hazelblackberry, who thought that Phryne was just a bit too perfect I think I may have read all the Fisher series this is the most recently published and I see her point Phryne is the woman who has it all rich, good looking, perceptive, never found a mystery she couldn t solve, etc I do tend to finish these books thinking it would be nice to live in the 1920s if you had a butler and a housekeeper and unending piles [...]


    15. Interesting plot Solution a bit out of the blue Had some very bright and funny moments, though Author must have been in a good mood when writing this one What I didn t like at all is that the author seems to have forgotten that Lin Chung has been married and the readers have met his wife in previous books in the series Unfathomable Anyway it s a cozy reading Enjoy.


    16. One of the recent Phryne Fisher 1920s Melbourne based socialite detective novels Was the antique dealer drowned or murdered, and, separately was there another legatee of a family will Really not one of the best, with several passages of padding showing Fisher s knowledge of antiques, and pointless end of chapter flashbacks A tired author producing a tired book.




    17. It s hot in Melbourne Phryne is just a little off She s turning twenty nine and the thought depresses her When her sister Eliza brings a distressed mother to her door, she s inclined to refuse to investigate her son s suicide at least until she learns he was twenty nine It seems significant.Augustine Manifold ran an antique store with dedicated zeal He had a great eye and was self taught in languages and history.The autopsy was poorly done He drowned with rocks in his pockets but his mother swea [...]


    18. Murder on a Midsummer Night by Kerry Greenwood is yet another installment of the wonderful Miss Fisher Murder Mystery stories featuring the Honorable Miss Phryne Fisher This one is set in the scorching heat of summer and finds her investigating the apparent suicide by drowning of a junk shop owner.The only problem is that things aren t quite what they seem to be The junk shop isn t full of junk, and the man himself seems to have been something of a business marvel With a gift for hunting up trea [...]


    19. I would like to thank Netgalley and Poisoned Pen Press for a review copy of Murder on a Midsummer Night, the 17th outing for the Honourable Mis Phryne Fisher of Melbourne.It s 1929 and fast approaching Phryne s 29th birthday which is perhaps why she accepts the case of 29 year old Augustine Manifold who has apparently committed suicide by drowning and whose mother refuses to accept the verdict As she starts to investigate she is approached by a lawyer who asks her if she can discreetly investiga [...]


    20. In Murder on a Midsummer Night, there are two major non connected mysteries and one minor mystery A man with no apparent reason to commit suicide is found drowned, and Phryne Fisher is hired to discover what really happened to him Simultaneously she takes on a case to find a person who was given up for adoption many years prior A mother has died and her will indicates that this person should be included in receiving monetary benefits At the end of each chapter is a brief part of yet another tale [...]


    21. Maybe it s the fact that I took a couple of days longer to read this than usual, or maybe I read too many pages in the wee hours of the morning while only half awake and didn t take it in properly ebooks have been a LIFESAVER when up with baby but I finished this feeling that I didn t properly understand some of the plot points What part did the professor have to play in everything I didn t quite understand how Mr Johns was blackmailing everyone What other secrets did he think he knew Why did Pa [...]


    22. Murder on a Midsummer Night Phryne Fisher 17 by Kerry Greenwood begins with Phryne thinking about her twenty ninth birthday She is making plans for a party In this book, we read about Phryne s sister, Eliza She comes to Phryne with a case she thinks will be of interest Mrs Manifold s adult son has drowned and the coroner has ruled it a death by misadventure Mrs Manifold is sure this is very wrong, her son would never have drunk whiskey excessively and he was a skilled swimmer I enjoyed the disc [...]


    23. This was book 17 in the Phrynie Fisher series It s 1929 and an extremely hot summer in Melbourne But Miss Fisher and company have to worry about besides beating the heat, she has two cases to investigate One involves a request to investigate the apparent suicide of an antiques dealer on St Kilda Beach The second request comes from a lawyer who asks her to search for a possible child and heir of a deceased client Both cases involve unique challenges and a motley crew of suspects As usual part of [...]


    24. When the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher private detective was visited by the upper crust elderly mother of a recent suicide, Phryne had no idea how the next weeks would unfold And how involved she and her household would be with trying to solve not one, but two unpleasant mysteries That summer in Melbourne, 1929 was a relentlessly hot one much like it is here, now and no matter the amount of swimming or fanning themselves, Phryne and her entourage still felt uncomfortably hot But her investigatio [...]


    25. Thank you to Netgallery Poison Pen for the opportunity to read this ebook.Phryne Fisher s investigative skills have become known around Melbourne, Australia She is plucky, a woman who is both a hedonist and a feminist, and she is a collector of lost souls With the assistance of her friends and family, she takes on spiritualists who were vastly popular after WWI , antique dealers, and the upper crust of Melbourne society who are rife with family secrets She is the epitome of women who did their b [...]


    26. Phyrne Fisher is one of the coolest lady detectives out there If you ve read the series, you know or less how this will go Phyrne and her team of intrepid amateurs Dot, Jane, Lin Chung, Eliza, Jack and the rest will ably untangle a mystery while dining and drinking and having a grand time in 1920s Australia If you haven t read the series, you re in for a treat It s wonderful to read a mystery in this setting and with such vivid characters It s not the same as the tv series but a companion to i [...]


    27. I found this book hard to read as I felt the writing did not flow smoothly It seems to jump around from one mystery to another without any reason The quotations at the beginning and at the end of each chapter did not seem to belong There are two cases in which Phryne Fisher is interested She was hired by a Mother to look into her son s death It was ruled an accidental death The Mother felt her son was murdered The second case involved a will It left the estate to be divided equally by all surviv [...]


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