Unnatural Habits

Unnatural Habits

Book - 2013 | 1st U.S. ed.
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The decidedly raven-haired Miss Phryne Fisher returns to delve deep into the dark side of Melbourne, Australia.

It's 1929, and girls are going missing. Little, pretty goldenhaired girls. And they're 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.

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 the missing girls. It's all piracy and dark cellars, convents and plots, murder and mystery...and Phryne finally finds out if it's true that blondes have more fun.

Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2013.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9781464201233
Branch Call Number: X
Characteristics: 293 p. ; 22 cm.


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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.

Aug 08, 2017

Very good read.

Dec 06, 2016

(Book 19 in the Phryne Fisher series)

Aug 26, 2016

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

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.

Mar 29, 2016

One of her best.

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!

Cait_Sidhe Sep 20, 2012

Another wonderful book from Kerry Greenwood. After such a break between novels, it was fantastic to dive into the world of Phryne Fisher again, complete with historical figures and landmarks as well as the usual mix of quirky characters that you expect to find in a Miss Fisher novel. My only complaint is that I managed to devour it in 2 days, and may have to resort to re-reading older books in this series to keep my hunger satisfied.


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