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This is where it all started! The first classic Phryne Fisher mystery, featuring our delectable heroine, cocaine, communism and adventure. Phryne leaves the tedium of English high society for Melbourne, Australia, and never looks back. The London season is in full fling at the end of the 1920s, but the Honorable Phryne Fisher—she of the green-gray eyes, diamant garters and outfits that should not be sprung suddenly on those of nervous dispositions—is rapidly tiring of the tedium of arranging flowers, making polite conversations with retired colonels, and dancing with weak-chinned men. Instead, Phryne decides it might be rather amusing to try her hand at being a lady detective in Melbourne, Australia. Almost immediately from the time she books into the Windsor Hotel, Phryne is embroiled in mystery: poisoned wives, cocaine smuggling rings, corrupt cops and communism—not to mention erotic encounters with the beautiful Russian dancer, Sasha de Lisse—until her adventure reaches its steamy end in the Turkish baths of Little Lonsdale Street.

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Cocaine Blues
June 28th, 2015
Excellent story. Wonderfully fresh characters. It was very easy to sink into the story and forget everything else but the roaring 20s! A great read.
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Delightful
March 15th, 2015
Phyrne is a woman who knows what she wants and is now in a position to get it! Bit what she ends up getting along the way is into a lot of trouble but it is lucky that she knows how to pick up strays along the way that soon become her biggest allies. Full of fun and lots of bathtub gin this well spun story drops the reader into the fast paced 1920s.
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January 5th, 2015
Similar to the television series. An enjoyable read. Must try more of this author's stories. Recommended.
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Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood
November 8th, 2014
Great first book of an awesome series!!
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Cocaine Blues
July 5th, 2014
Fast paced, historically acurate with the right amount of 20's worldliness.
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March 24th, 2014
Much better than the TV version ... which I also loved!
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