Out now: Phryne's latest adventure, Unnatural Habits
Phryne is back in a thrilling mystery that takes her into dark convents and dank cellars in a frantic search for missing girls.
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.
What they say about Phryne...
'Elegant, fabulously wealthy and sharp as a tack, Phryne sleuths with customary panache ... [she is] irresistibly charming' -- The Age
'Phryne Fisher is gutsy and adventurous, and endowed with plenty of grey matter.' -- West Australian
'Independent, wealthy, spirited and possessed of an uninhibited style that makes everyone move out of her way and stand gawking for a full five minutes after she walks by -- Phryne Fisher is a woman who gets what she wants and has the good sense to enjoy every minute of it!' -- Geelong Times
'Fisher is a sexy, sassy and singularly modish character. Her 1920s Melbourne is racy, liberal and a city where crime occurs on its shadowy, largely unlit streets.' -- Canberra Times
'The presence of the inimitable Phryne Fisher makes this mystery a delightful, glamorous romp of a novel -- a literary glass of champagne with a hint of debauchery.' -- Armidale Express
'Impressive as she may be, Phryne Fisher, her activities and her world are never cloying thanks to Greenwood's witty, slightly tongue-in-cheek prose. As usual, it's a delightfully frothy, indulgent escape with an underlying bite.' -- Otago Daily Times
'Greenwood's strength lies in her ability to create characters that are wholly satisfying: the bad guys are bad, and the good guys are great.' -- Vogue
'If you have not yet discovered this Melbourne author and her wonderful books featuring Phryne Fisher, I urge you to do so now... In a word: delightful' -- Herald Sun
'The astonishing thing is not that Phryne is so gloriously fleshed out with her lulu bob and taste for white peaches and green chartreuse, but that I had not already made her acquaintance.' -- Bendigo Advertiser