Unnatural Habits

Unnatural Habits

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The decidedly raven-haired Miss Phryne Fisher returns to delve deep into the dark cellars of Melbourne. 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.
Publisher: [Crows Nest, N.S.W.] : 2013. Allen & Unwin,
ISBN: 9781743435298
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Bolinda Digital

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LoganLib_LW Jun 09, 2016

Really enjoyable book. Love Kerry Greenwood.


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Miss Phryne Fisher is a glamorous “flapper” who solves mysteries with the help of her minions. Detective Inspector Jack Robinson respects and admires her but also at times finds her “leaping into the fray” rather exasperating. This mystery delves into the seedier areas of Melbourne, Australia. Pregnant girls are sent the Magdalene Laundry, where they are going missing, and a rather pushy young female reporter who views this as her scoop is also missing. Very pretty young blond girls are being abducted as well. A fun read! (submitted by WC)

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randalljay
Oct 13, 2017

I love this series. Light and fluffy but with a tough core. Great characters, but you have to suspend reality a bit. However, the crimes are always real and reflective of that time. Helps if you've been to Melbourne and area.

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GAI1776
Aug 08, 2017

Very good read.

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maipenrai
Dec 06, 2016

(Book 19 in the Phryne Fisher series)

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gritslover
Aug 26, 2016

LOVE Greenwood's writing. Want to get in a time machine and go back. LOVE the words, premise--ENTERTAINING!

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Rubicat
Jun 16, 2016

This series is so fun and I find these stories to be educational as well. I know little of Australia and even less of Oz in the 20's. It's really fun to read about Phryne's clothes and habits and her lovers. LOVE this series

LoganLib_LW Jun 09, 2016

Really enjoyable book. Love Kerry Greenwood.

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mlbowers97
Mar 29, 2016

One of her best.

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KatherineHere
Oct 24, 2015

Good! Another interesting Phryne adventure. Always fun!

LaughingOne Aug 31, 2013

I love the Phryne Fisher mysteries, set in Melbourne Australiia in the 1920s. Kerry Greenwood's latest is, I think, her best yet. Greenwood manages to weave some interesting political philosophies with the adventures of an intrepid and independent female (Phryne) and create intriguing stories. Well done, Kerry!

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