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Unnatural Habits
Unnatural Habits: A Phryne Fisher Mystery | Kerry Greenwood
27 posts | 21 read | 13 to read
1929: Girls are going missing in Melbourne. Little, pretty golden haired girls. And not just pretty. Three of them are pregnant, poor girls from the harsh confines of the Magdalene 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. Its time for Phryne and Dot to put a stop to this and find Polly Kettle before something quite irreparable happens to all of them. Its all piracy and dark cellars, convents and plots, murder and mystery .... and Phryne finally finds out if its true that blondes have more fun.
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TheEllieMo
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1 Unnatural Habits by Kerry Greenwood (Phryne Fisher no. 19)

2. “‘Freedom,‘ said Phryne, and took his hand.”

3. Earl Grey tea this morning and afternoon, Hendricks and slimline tonic this evening

#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

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TheEllieMo
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I think we can include Phryne Fisher amongst the #WomenWithClass

#NamasteNovember @Eggs

EadieB She is very classy too! 2w
julesG Definitely! Reminds me, I need get back into this series. 2w
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Eggs Perfect!! 2w
erzascarletbookgasm She‘s classy! 2w
Nute Yes! 6d
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Freespirit
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I am wondering why I have never read any of Kerry Greenwood‘s Phryne Fisher Mysteries before this. What a great character she is. Lovely light reading/ listening experience😍I loved the voice of Stephanie Daniel telling this story. #cozycrime #ozfiction

Crazeedi I ❤ Phryne!! 4mo
Freespirit @Crazeedi this won't be my last Phryne adventure I'm sure😂 4mo
Andrew65 Read and loved the first book, reminded me that I need to get back to them. 3mo
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SW-T
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I liked the TV adaptation of this series, so now I‘m reading the books. Think this is book 19. Phryne tackles connected mysteries including a missing reporter, a white slavery ring, a corrupt home for unwed mothers, inhumane conditions at a church run laundry, and someone performing vigilante style vasectomies. Greenwood bases some aspects on actual historical events and places which adds an interesting touch.

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Lizpixie
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Bk19 Of The Phryne Fisher series is done. Not one of my favourites, the true to life conditions in the Catholic laundry infuriates me & makes me happy I‘m not catholic. Gorgeous cover though.When a female reporter goes missing, Phryne goes looking for her in the places she‘s been investigating. After uncovering a white slavers ring & a house of exploiting unmarried mothers, she takes on her biggest foe, the Catholic Church. #phryneappreciationclub

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JenlovesJT47
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📚Book - Unnatural Habits and Urn Burial by Kerry Greenwood (can‘t pick just one Phryne book!)
🖋Author - 🤔🤔🤔🤷🏻‍♀️
🎞Movie - U.S. Marshalls and Unforgiven
📺TV show - Unsolved Mysteries (old school with the creepy music!!😱)
🍰Food - upside down cake (puts me in the mood to make one!)

#ManicMonday
#LetterU

JoScho Thanks for playing 💕😊 12mo
SW-T Unforgiven was a good movie! 12mo
tournevis Yup, I need to make an upside down caramel apple cake. Yeah. 12mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Lazy morning and book is over. Time to get out of bed, find some lunch, and get a little bit of work done. I've got next Phryne on Audible so I can listen while I work.
This Phryne was one of my favorites.
Phryne vs Evil Nuns and other Very Bad People.
‘Tonight is for celebration. Have you decided what you are celebrating?‘ ‘Freedom,‘ said Phryne, 👠💄💋
#phryneappreciationclub

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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18 degrees, makes tea, and gets back in bed with a book. 🤓
#morningplan
#scottishbreakfasttea
#flanneljammies #readinginbed
#firstfreeze #okwx

Chrissyreadit Love your mug!!! 12mo
valeriegeary Brr brr brr! ⛄ 12mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Chrissyreadit Definitely fits today! 12mo
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PurpleyPumpkin Excellent idea!👍🏽 12mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @valeriegeary It's the first freeze we had this fall in Oklahoma and it's a doozie. 12mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @PurpleyPumpkin Got to get up for a refill. 😏 12mo
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BookishTrish
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Late to the party. Thanks for the tag @kamoorephoto @FantasyChick 1. We are lucky enough to have a library, but I'll read anywhere 📚 2. Bookmark 📚 3. When I'm sleepy I just go to bed 📚 4. Not usually📚 5. No thanks; I cherish silence #librarianproblems 📚 6. Several - usually one or two audiobooks, one for bedtime, one for my bag, one library book, book club book etc 📚7. EVERYWHERE 📚8. Silently 📚9. NO! 10. I'm flexible 📚11. No 📚

JazzFeathers 'One for my bag' 😁 l alwsys have a book in my bag too, and l usually only read it while commuting. Never though about it before reading your answers 2y
LA_Mead @BookishTrish 😊 I always have a book for my bag too! 2y
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AprilMae
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Not sure who originally posted but like the idea so....
1) Bed, bath, couch, table ... all over really
2) both
3) I can just stop since I tend to allow so much time vs pages
4) yup, but I'm very careful
5) I like background noise
6) several
7) everywhere
8) silently
9)depends on the book. occasionally I've jumped to the end to find out if someone dies
10) Like new if possible
11) NO!!!
12) @haileyhugsbooks

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Pogue
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1. Nope, I will raw everywhere.
2. Both
3. What is this “stop”? I don‘t understand!
4. Sometimes
5. Something soft and not distracting like acoustic guitar.
6. Several. I like my choices
7. Everywhere
8. Depends on the book. Some poetry needs to be aloud.
9. Nope, but in nonfiction I will check for an index or glossary.
10. I don‘t understand hurting books.
11. Only for #yreaders

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julesG
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Thanks for the tag @MinDea and @BeaG

1) sofa, armchair, bed, but everywhere really
2) both
3) I can just stop
4) both
5) rarely
6) I've tried one book, but never stick to it
7) everywhere
8) silently, unless I'm reading with the kids
9) I skip pages in boring books
10) I try to keep it like new
11) Not normally, have to for #LMPBC and it's hard to do it
12) @Lucas.Rencher @erzascarletbookgasm @nevernotreading

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kamoorephoto
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1 I usually read in/on bed, occasionally the couch. Always WITH cats 😽
2 Bookmarks, ie all the amazing ones people made or sent me!
3 Usually by chapter or number pages, depends on sleepiness...
4 Yes, can do!
5 NO! Occasionally classical music, but silence is golden
6 Mostly I‘m a 1-2 book, depending on genres and medium
7 Pref home, but really EVERYwhere!
8 Umm in my head!!!! WTH.
9 No reading ahead! Unless non-fiction?
(cont‘d below)

kamoorephoto 10 LIKE NEW - who are these other heathens? 2y
kamoorephoto 11 I write in my books for challenges but I usually don‘t because I often trade my books so I keep them new 👍🏼 2y
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emtobiasz
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Enjoyed this Phryne book much more than the first one I read, although I still found it a little over-the-top. I don't feel the need to read this entire series, but I am curious about Miss Fisher's backstory. Phryne fans of Litsy, do any of the books focus more on her youth?

Amie You get a brief explanation of her back story in the first book. Not sure if that's the other one you read. 2y
Amie Oh, and I think you get some of her story following WWI in France this one but I can't remember if there's as much in the book as in the TV show. 2y
GlassAsDiamonds Murder on the Ballarat Train isn‘t Greenwood‘s best (I don‘t think anyway!!). Phryne‘s sister pops up in The Castlemaine Murders and gives more family background and Ruddy Gore introduces Lin Chung who is then a constant .... they‘re best in order. The characters really do develop. The only one that‘s easily read out of order is Death Before Wicket, Which is set in Sydney and gives more of Dot‘s family. 2y
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TheSloanRanger
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Half an hour to kill before work.

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JazzFeathers
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Pickpick

#AugustGrrrl #RichGirl
#PhryneAppreciationClub

And of course l'll couldn't forget Phryne. Born poor, turned extremely rich, she always uses her money to help. I like this thread of her.

These are the books l've read so far

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JazzFeathers
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Pickpick

One of the best #MissFisher mysteries l've read so far. A good, suitable complex puzzle, personal involvement for Phryne and a great insight into the lives of women in Western society in the 1920s, particularly those that stepped out of their place.

Actually,sometimes the social portrayal obliterates the plot. But l won't complain
#PhryneAppreciationClub

https://theoldshelter.com/thursday-quotables-unnatural-habits-miss-fisher-murder...

BellaBookNook Yay! I'm currently reading Cocaine Blues and enjoying it. I'm glad to hear they get even better. 2y
JazzFeathers @BellaBookNook lt really depends on the single book. Some are good, some are fantastic, some other are so-so. It's a very uneven series 2y
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JazzFeathers
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Let's see whether l can finish this novel tonight. Still 20% to go.

I am enjoying, even if there are a few episodes, especially in the middle of the book, that seem more concerned with depicting a reality of the time than actualky tell the story. But it all seems pertinent, so l won't complain 😊

#PhryneAppreciationClub

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JazzFeathers
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My new read. My new cookie experiment 😆🍪🍩

Caroline2 They look yummy! 😋 2y
JazzFeathers @Caroline2 Let's say not many are left 😆 2y
kspenmoll Look delicious! 2y
JazzFeathers @kspenmoll lt's the first time l bake them. They turned up nice enough 2y
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JazzFeathers
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My #LastBookHaul
Do you spot a trend? Do you have a feeling these are all #mystery set in the 1920s?
Well... 😆

I've just started Property of Lies. Let's just say that l hope the author is merely warming up in the first chapters 😒

#JuneBookBugs

DeleteAcct Nice! I love books set in the 20's, my favorite era. 👍🏼😀 2y
JazzFeathers @Rachbb3 Me too. I read them, l write them, l research them. Shell we say l'm a little bit obsesses? 🤔😉 2y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Quite the variety in my #tbr #startswithUVW.
Is there a Phryne novel for every letter of alphabet?🤷 #marchintoreading @RealLifeReading

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erzascarletbookgasm
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Aren't these covers lovely? These books are marinating in my wish list basket. I love the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher series, would love to collect all in the series in this edition. The tv series are fun to watch too!
#marchintoreading #judgedbyitscover @RealLifeReading

kspenmoll Beautiful covers! Reading my first, 3y
Cinfhen They are beautiful 😍 3y
LeahBergen I only have 2 episodes of the series left to watch. I'm saving them! I hope there's another season. 3y
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Texreader Great covers! 3y
Lizpixie #phryneappreciationclub I made sure I bought all of the Art Deco covers instead of the tv covers. The only one that's not is an omnibus with bks 3,4&5 (edited) 3y
JazzFeathers @LeahBergen l've heard there will be a few featured films rather than new tv series 3y
JazzFeathers I've just read The Green Mill Murder and loved it. Love the TV series too. I'm planning to read a lot more in this series :) 3y
erzascarletbookgasm @Lizpixie I didn't know you've created #phryneappreciationclub ! That's fabulous 3y
Reviewsbylola These look fun! 3y
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PurpleyPumpkin
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Lizpixie #phryneappreciationclub We have quite a few members now! 3y
Jess_Read_This Ooh! This is a pretty one! 3y
PurpleyPumpkin @Lizpixie Good to know! 👍🏽 3y
PurpleyPumpkin @Jess_Read_This I agree, it's a lovely cover!💜 3y
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Lizpixie
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This is the second to last Miss Phryne Fisher story, and I am going to miss her when she's gone. No19 in the series, Unnatural Habits is about missing girls, the Catholic church & a white slavery ring. Phryne saves a female reporter from being ambushed after she starts asking questions about missing girls. When the reporter goes missing as well, she feels obligated to find her, which brings her from high class brothels to a convent run laundry.5⭐️

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Lizpixie
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#readjanuary #day24 #page24ofcurrentread This is my current book, this is book 19 in the Phryne Fisher series. Only one more book and I'm at the end of her fascinating stories. I really hope she writes some more, I'm pretty sure she is still writing but the last book was published in 2013!😬#Phryneappreciationclub

LeeRHarry I have been waiting, waiting for the next book to come out, usually she is a bit more prolific than this!!!! 3y
Lizpixie @LeeRHarry I know! I hope she's not sick. Actually, I think she was so involved with the tv series and the upcoming movie that maybe she just didn't have the time yet? I hope!🤞 3y
Wife Upcoming movie?!?! I haven't heard about this. I love the series and have put the first book (I'm going to try the audiobook) on hold at the library. 3y
Bibliogirl I hadn't heard about a movie! 3y
Lizpixie @Wife @Bibliogirl they got so many letters & emails about the way the series ends that they were deciding on doing a movie to wrap it all up. I'm pretty sure that it's going ahead. Can't wait!🙌 3y
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Lizpixie
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#readjanuary #day23 #bookandyourfavesnack If I had to choose one out of the array of healthy and very unhealthy🤤snacks I eat when reading, twisties would be at the top of the list. Definitely have to be cheese twisties, those chicken pretenders are awful! I eat way too much of these, once you start eating them you can't stop till the bags empty. Icecream is the other thing that I eat too much of. But it's so yummy, and there's so many flavours!😩

Joanne1 Ooh, I'm a twistie girl too. And cheezles. And totally agree with the chicken flavour thing, yuck! 3y
LeeRHarry Chicken flavoured twisties!? Whatever!!! 😏 Cheese every time! 3y
Lizpixie @Joanne1 @LeeRHarry 🧀💛🧀💛🧀 3y
Lynnsoprano Anything with cheese!🧀🧀 3y
Bookish.Heart I love the covers for this series! 3y
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helgagrace
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*adds to list of expressions* @surlyspice