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Murder on the Ballarat Train
Murder on the Ballarat Train: Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries | Kerry Greenwood
When the 1920s most glamorous lady detective, the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher, arranges to go to Ballarat for the week, she eschews the excitement of her red Hispano-Suiza racing car for the sedate safety of the train. The last thing she expects is to have to use her trusty Beretta .32 to save lives. As the passengers sleep, they are poisoned with chloroform. Phryne is left to piece together the clues after this restful country sojourn turns into the stuff of nightmares: a young girl who cant remember anything, rumors of white slavery and black magic, and the body of an old woman missing her emerald rings. Then there is the rowing team and the choristers, all deliciously engaging young men. At first they seem like a pleasant diversion....
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TheEllieMo
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I do love a good Phryne Fisher mystery.

Crazeedi She's always fun! 3mo
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xxjenadanxx
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Another excellent Phryne mystery! She sure has a knack for collecting strays and kicking booty!

#phrynefanclub #phryneappreciationclub

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Well-ReadNeck
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Working my way through the Phryne Fisher series. Still good with book number 3. Or 4?!

Crazeedi Love her!! 4mo
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PathfinderNicole
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Heading to Ohio to spend Easter weekend with my brother in law and his family! It‘s been raining on us ever since we left our house two hours ago 😬. Probably won‘t get much reading done except when we are at our hotel and during the drive but should be a great time anyway! Hope all my Litten friends have a fantastic weekend!!

BookishMarginalia Have a safe trip! (And that #bookcover is fab!) 8mo
LiteraryinLititz Can you read while you‘re a passenger in a car? That would be such a great skill to have! 8mo
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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt3 Whilst I do have the whole collection of Phryne books(and praying for a new one. Please??)the first 6 are in two bind ups of 3in1, so I‘m buying the solo books to match the rest of my set. I may even give away both compendiums once I have all six on my shelf. I‘ve only read them once & they‘ve been in my bookcase since so they‘re in perfect condition. Would anyone be interested? #phryneappreciationclub

JazzFeathers I suppose you don't ship internationally 12mo
Jeg I‘m in the middle of Lost Man. Seems to me her books get better and better. Enjoyed them all so far. 12mo
Lizpixie @JazzFeathers yep, I‘ll ship internationally if needed👍 @Jeg that‘s actually a signed copy, I bought & already read an unsigned copy but when I saw signed ones on Booktopia I had to add it to my signed copies of The Dry & Force Of Nature. I‘ll probably give away the unsigned one too. 12mo
JazzFeathers @Lizpixie l am very interested, then (l'm from ltaly) 😊 12mo
wordsofbek @Lizpixie if they are still available I'm interested. I have a thing for signed books! 12mo
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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I love Phryne and her adventures. This was book three in the series and a charming mystery.

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AlizaApp
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The adventures of Phryne Fisher, lady detective, continue when she finds a lot orphan girl and a murdered old woman on a train. I love this series almost as much as the show?

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Wandering_Resident
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Spending a blustery day with Phryne Fisher and an appreciative cat-friend.

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larah17
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Another excellent Phryne Fisher novel - I preferred this one to Flying Too High to be honest. Really really enjoyable, is there anything Phryne can‘t do? 😍 I‘ve made my way through the first three novels now and will have to wait and order the next few before I can continue the series, but I can‘t wait 😊

Weaponxgirl Have you watched the to show? It's so much fun and I should also give these novels a try 2y
larah17 @Weaponxgirl yes I LOVE the show, watching that pushed me to read the books 😁 Essie Davis is so fabulous!! The books are excellent too, short but so witty! (edited) 2y
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Pamwurtzler
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This was another fun mystery with Phryne. I really do need to watch the tv series.

TK421 I need to read more of the books. The tv series is really good! 2y
dsfisher Loved the tv series 2y
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Laura317
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Cute little mystery series. If you want something light (can a murder mystery be called that?), these might fit the bill. Read as I watched our fire outside.

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Laura317
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Starting this book from a fun series. Phryne is quite the saucy gal. What are you reading this weekend?

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kspenmoll
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#litsypartyofone
Late start- began this last night as alternative with my #BOTMBuddyRead, Sing,Unburied, Sing. Thursday night was book club. We read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. Everyone enjoyed the novel-Good discussions about differences in treatment of mental illness(at least as portrayed in book)- none of us felt we would have paid time off & a job to return to in USA. This month‘s pick is A Gentleman in Moscow, Feb #BOTMbuddyread.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this cover!!! 2y
LeeRHarry Ballarat is a lovely country town - great art gallery! I 💕 all of these covers! 2y
Jess7 The #LitsyBuddyRead discussion of #LillianBoxfish will be posted to the @LitsyBuddyRead today. 2y
kspenmoll @Jess7 Plan to join in Feb. read. Read Lillian last year so decided to wait for Feb. sorry mixed up hashtags!!! 2y
kspenmoll @LeeRHarry Would love to one day visit...covers in this series are lovely! 2y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Woe betide the man who underestimates Phryne Fisher. #1 #MountTBR #readmyshelf2018

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Original #bookresolutions @Jess7 was personal challenge #2018readmyshelves.88 books including print, audible, & kindle; w/ print getting top priority. Then I discovered #MountTBR Challenge. I signed up for #MountBlanc Challenge of 24 of my Print Books. It's going to be my Primary Challenge. Starting w/ stack of Phryne Fisher I bought & 9 Poldark novels a friend gave me.
#startsmall #howhighcanIgo
#missnavigationsmountainclimb

Andrew65 I need to get to the Poldark series. 2y
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Joanne1
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This picture is from the historic Mechanics Institute Library reading room, a private members library which has been in operation since 1859 and was originally established as a place for education for the miners during the Gold Rush.
#landmarksofmycity

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Lizpixie
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My favourite literary mother & daughter combination is the one between Phryne Fisher and her two adopted daughters Jane & Ruth.Phryne didn't have a maternal bone in her body,but rather than seeing the girls end up in welfare,she takes them in and falls in love with being a mum.The girls are smart,especially Jane who is genius level smart,and they both have helped Phryne with her cases.Book Phryne&Girls are much better than TV Phryne&Girls #700Club

Jas16 I love this! I have never read these books but you have made me curious. 2y
DarcysMom Good one! I love the book relationship. The tv relationship is so distant. 2y
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wonderlandchick
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Phryne Fisher audio books are so fun.

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LilithHomer
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It's not really about who did the murder, it's about the 20s glamour.

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ellenbw

'Oh, Miss Fisher,' gasped Lindsay, dropping to his knees in front of her and burying his head in her shoulder. 'I think I've fallen in love with you!'

'Quite possibly,' agreed Phryne briskly. 'But it will wear off.'

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Lynnsoprano
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Managed to finish this last night and bring my April total to eight books. As usual, I couldn't put a Phryne Fisher novel down. I've now finished all three in this collection, so it's back to Amazon. Our library only has the most recent books, and, having read the latest before I read the first, I've realized this series really needs to be read in order. I just don't want to go through them too quickly.

JazzFeathers I've just started rrading this series (not from the first book, unfortunately) and l'm loving it 💕 3y
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Jesskathkarl
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Loving this series! Blowing through them way too quickly though!

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AlobelThee

#australianauthor In this case, a TBR series I'm looking to check out. #feistyfeb

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gossamerchild
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It should come as no surprise to anyone who my current favorite #australianauthor is. Phryne Fisher for life 😁😄. #feistyfeb @RealLifeReading

RowReads1 Any suggestions on a first one to start with? 3y
gossamerchild @RowReads1 I'd start with the first in the series, which is 3y
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Verity
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An audiobook to go to sleep to after night shift 2 of the week and 7 of the 10. Roll on Friday morning, but Phryne will help. #audiobook #MissFisher #mystery 📚 👂 📖 😴 🛌

JazzFeathers I think l saw the TV show of this novel, in the first season. Enjoyed it a lot :) 3y
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gossamerchild
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And on to book 3! I can't believe how quickly I'm devoting these-this is the third I've read this month. So much (needed) fun! #currentlyreading #phrynefisher

gossamerchild *devouring. But I'm now devoted to Phryne, so I guess it works 😉 3y
Lynnsoprano Love Miss Fisher! I have this one and can't wait to jump into it once I finish my current read. 3y
gossamerchild @Lynnsoprano agreed! She's amazing. 3y
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slothandtabby
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Since I'm spending almost an entire day (literally!) on a train, I'm amusing myself with knitting, wine, and reading. Pretty sure I could solve a mystery on this Amtrak, if it came down to it. I'm regarding everyone with suspicion and remaining alert for the smell of chloroform...

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writerlibrarian
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The mystery plot are never really hard to solve but keep me reading. Again Greenwood tackles a hard subject that is directly link to the women's condition of the time. Also the detectives or policemen are never shown to be 'idiots' just not as fast as Phryne (and who is) at solving the mysteries. Which is a nice twist as a lot of the time the detectives and policemen are used to boost up the lead character. Not the case here.

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Lizpixie
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Love the Phryne Fisher series, love the Art Deco/flapper period they're set in & love strong female characters in a time when it was frowned on to have opinions.Plus the fashions were so fabulous,cloche hats,beads,fur stoles & the wraps,shawls & scarves! Fantastic! Phryne & her companion Dot are on the overnight train to Ballarat, when she's woken up by the smell of chloroform. Pulling the cord, they realise a woman in their carriage is missing.

Dragon Great photo 3y
Chessa I love the heck out of the show, so I really need to read these. 3y
Yamich49 Ahhh yes I need to read these two! The show is superb and I'm sure the books are amazing. 3y
neet_reads Great series, esp. the early books like this one 3y
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Lizpixie
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Woke up feeling like poo today, so I'm in bed reading the third book in the Phryne Fisher series. Lucky my hubby is wonderful & went to the library to pick up my holds for me, even though reading totally baffles him. Love you!😘😘

Dragon Just watched an episode of the tv series last night. It involved a murder on a train, I'm a fan of the books as well 3y
Christy2318 I wasn't crazy about the few books I read of the series but I adored the show. I was so sad when I watched the last episode. 3y
LeeRHarry Read them all, great light reading and the book covers are gorgeous 😊 3y
Sue ❤️ 3y
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Mehso-so

I'm a sucker for flappers, murder mysteries, and trains, but (dare I say it?) I think the TV adaptations of Phryne Fisher might be better.