Death in Daylesford

Death in Daylesford

Surrounded by secrets, great and small, the formidable Miss Phryne Fisher returns to vanquish injustice. When a mysterious invitation arrives for Miss Phryne Fisher from an unknown Captain Herbert Spencer, Phryne's curiosity is excited. Spencer runs a retreat in Victoria's spa country for shell-shocked soldiers of the First World War. It's a cause after Phryne's own heart b Surrounded by secrets, great and small, the formidable Miss Phryne Fisher returns to vanquish inj...

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Title:Death in Daylesford
Author:Kerry Greenwood
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/fiction/Death-in-Daylesford-Kerry-Greenwood-9781743310342
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Death in Daylesford Reviews

  • Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
    Nov 10, 2020
    I have a confession to make. Despite adoring Kerry Greenwood?s Corinna Chapman series, I have tried, more than once, to read the Phryne Fisher series but never gotten past Cocaine Blues. To be fair, that was some time ago and at least a decade or two before Miss Fishers Murder Myster...
  • Brenda
    Nov 02, 2020
    As Miss Phryne Fisher and her friend Dot Williams headed to Daylesford and Hepburn Springs, they left behind Phryne?s two adopted daughters, Jane and Ruth, plus Tinker and Mr and Mrs B. They would only be gone a week for a holiday, as well as seeing Captain Spencer, the man who ran t...
  • Fiona
    Nov 13, 2020
    Didn?t want to start because then I?d finish and o wouldn?t have a new Phryne to read. But I did start and now I?ve finished. Lots of interesting new characters, though I think I got my surly drunks mixed up a few times. Tinker and the girls have gumption. Makes me want to go t...
  • Alexandra Taylor
    Jan 03, 2021
    I love Phryne so goddamn much. She's just my favourite. I love Phryne so goddamn much. She's just my favourite. ...more ...
  • Kathryn
    Nov 12, 2020
    Great to have a new Phryne Fisher after several years! They're always an easy and fun read! Great to have a new Phryne Fisher after several years! They're always an easy and fun read! ...more ...
  • Marianne
    Dec 18, 2020
    ?This murderer specialises in killing in the middle of a crowd, and it?s a different method each time. I may add that this is a criminal of extraordinary cunning, and is moreover quite, quite mad and horribly dangerous.? Death In Daylesford is the twenty-first book in the popu...
  • Marianne
    Oct 29, 2020
    ?This murderer specialises in killing in the middle of a crowd, and it?s a different method each time. I may add that this is a criminal of extraordinary cunning, and is moreover quite, quite mad and horribly dangerous.? Death In Daylesford is the twenty-first book in the popu...
  • Verity W
    Nov 22, 2020
    It's always lovely to get a chance to visit Phryne's world, but this is not the most satisfying entry in the series. The main plot is too thin - and the book is bulked out with a subplot involving Tinker (now living with the Fishers for Reasons), the girls and Hugh. Although ...
  • Alice
    Dec 27, 2020
    This doesn't read like peak Phryne. And the narration is in the top 5 worst narrations ever. I'm very sad, I'll just go back to re-reading the earlier books. This doesn't read like peak Phryne. And the narration is in the top 5 worst narrations ever. I'm very sad, I'...
  • Liz
    Dec 01, 2020
    A different tone - less flapper and more cerebral. Great checking in on favorite characters and seeing them grow and change. Great continuation of this series. ...
  • Pamela Ziliotto
    Dec 01, 2020
    I haven't finished the book yet but I keep questioning myself about who really wrote and who edited this novel. How is it that after 20 instalments Ember the cat has changed sex and the author doesn't remember what happened only three books ago and tells us that Jane's ...
  • Phrynne
    Dec 07, 2020
    Phryne Fisher is back which makes me very happy. I delayed reading this one because I was looking forward to it so much. Does that make sense? The first thing to notice about Death in Daylesford is the beautiful cover, the second is that it opens with Phryne in her favourite place w...
  • Karin
    Jan 10, 2021
    Death in Daylesford Delivers a Disappointing Drama from a Delightful Detective - the Phryne and Dot that I knew from long ago are mere shadows of themselves. If this had been my first Phyrne mystery I doubt I would have finished it and I most definitely wouldn't have read any more...
  • Anastasia
    Jan 09, 2021
    Death in Daylesford by Kerry Greenwood is the 21st book in the Phryne Fisher Mystery series. Phryne travels to Hepbun Springs for a holiday after receiving a mysterious invitation and becomes involved in looking into the disappearance of several women as well as the deaths of several y...
  • Jo Rushby
    Dec 05, 2020
    Ms Greenwood perfectly encapsulates the atmosphere of post World War One Daylesford and Hepburn Springs. Phryne Fisher and her companion Dot set off to a retreat in Victoria's spa country for a short holiday. Before too long they find themselves investigating several disapp...
  • Sarah
    Nov 16, 2020
    This 21st instalment in Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher series is as fabulous as ever! The Hon. Phryne Fisher, accompanied by the ever-faithful Dot, accepts an invitation to visit the dashing but mysterious Captain Herbert Spencer in Hepburn Spa, near Daylesford. Captain Spencer ...
  • Carolyn
    Nov 08, 2020
    The publication of a new Phryne Fisher novel is a cause for celebration and this one is a welcome addition to the series, especially with its beautiful cover depicting Phryne looking as elegant as ever. There's a lot going on in this novel and it's a tale of two parts. One...
  • Rebecca Boreham
    Nov 14, 2020
    Enjoyable, but I felt the tone of Miss Fisher and her group had subtly changed. The dialogue was overly flowery, the use of complex expressions and Phrases With Odd Capitalisation gave the book a dissonance from the earlier books in this series. ...
  • Suzie
    Feb 20, 2021
    2 1/2 stars. It's been a long time since I read a Phyrne Fisher, and I enjoyed the setting, but the language seemed more flowery than I remember. Overexplanatory similes and Weird Capitalisation that I don't recall from her earlier writings. Hmmm... 2 1/2 stars. It's been ...
  • Angela
    Oct 26, 2020
    Death in Daylesford by Kerry Greenwood Synopsis / When a mysterious invitation arrives for Miss Phryne Fisher from an unknown Captain Herbert Spencer, Phryne's curiosity is excited. Spencer runs a retreat in Victoria's spa country for shell-shocked soldiers of the First...
  • Craig / Phil
    Nov 04, 2020
    Thank you Allen & Unwin for sending us a copy to read and review. Miss Phryne Fisher returns with her latest whodunnit in this classic 1920?s murder mystery. Miss Fisher is mysteriously invited to Daylesford where a local runs a spa for returned soldiers of the war. But why h...
  •  Kerry
    Nov 23, 2020
    A new Phryne Fisher novel is always welcome and this one is challenging in both vocabulary ( I had to consult the dictionary several times ) and plot. The novel has 2 separate mysteries. The main one is set in Daylesford where Phryne and Dot are holidaying and has several parts to the ...
  • Donna
    Nov 01, 2020
    Thank you A&U for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book. I was drawn to this one as I just loved the cover image and as I have never read any Kerry Greenwood books (of which there are many) This was my chance to give it a go. Unfortunately I was somewhat disappo...
  • Aryani Siti
    Nov 15, 2020
    Looks like fun and easy read but I'm not sure... Maybe I need to reread again in the right time. Looks like fun and easy read but I'm not sure... Maybe I need to reread again in the right time. ...more ...
  • Gloria Arthur
    Nov 07, 2020
    ??4 Stars?? I just adore the beautiful, vibrant cover on Death in Daylesford it's stunning! This was an enjoyable read about the adventures of the elegant Detective Phryne Fisher who is quite a fascinating character. Phryne is off to have a short holiday in Victoria?...
  • Giovanna Walker
    Jan 30, 2021
    I'm a long term fan. I wanted to like it more, but just couldn't get into it. I think as others have mentioned it's the parallel stories, a little too much, and the amount of characters at the beginning became confusing. I enjoyed the Phryne story in Daylesford, but the ...
  • Gretchen Bernet-Ward
    Jan 09, 2021
    Supposedly on a short holiday to check out the healing benefits of mineral water for returned soldiers, while staying at Mooltan guesthouse in the health spa town of Hepburn Springs near Daylesford, Phryne Fisher and Dot Williams bump into nice and not so nice individuals. A cunning mu...
  • Iwasaplatypus
    Oct 21, 2020
    I always look forward to a new Phryne Fisher so was very excited to receive Death in Daylesford from Allen & Unwin to review. I love dipping into Melbourne?s past with Kerry Greenwood. Late 1920s Melbourne through the eyes of Phryne and her family and friends is most interesting ...
  • Conor King
    Jan 08, 2021
    Following on from the Baker series Kerry Greenwood continues to provide perfect endings for her preferred characters and a suitable ending for those she does not like. The main crook in this story has little presence and then a fairly quickly discovered backstory to explicate his a...
  • Grey853
    Nov 14, 2020
    Phryne and Dot go off to spa country at the invitation of a man who runs a home for shell-shocked soldiers. Once there Phryne discovers that women are disappearing from the town and then men are being murdered in crowds. There are a lot of characters to sort through and it takes Phryne...