Blood and Circuses

Blood and Circuses

A Phryne Fisher Mystery

Book - 2006
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Phryne Fisher is bored. Life appears to be too easy, too perfect. Her household is ordered, her love life is pleasant, the weather is fine. And then a man from her past arrives at the door. It is Alan Lee from the carnival. Alan and his friends want her to investigate strange happenings at Farrells Circus, where animals have been poisoned and ropes sabotaged. Mr. Christopher has been found with his throat cut in Mrs. Witherspoon’s irreproachable boarding house and Miss Parkes, an ex-performer, is charged with his murder.Phryne must go undercover deeper than ever to solve the circus malaise. She must abandon her name, her title, her protection, her comfort, even her clothes. She must fall off a horse twice a day until she can stay on. She must sleep in a girls tent and dine on mutton stew. And she must find some allies.Meanwhile, in Melbourne, the young and fresh-faced policeman Tommy Harris has to solve his own mysteries with the help of the foul-spoken harridan Lizard Elsie, or Miss Parkes will certainly hang. Can Phryne uncover the truth without losing her life?

Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2006, c1994
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781590585207
9781590582350
1590582357
Branch Call Number: F
F
Characteristics: 208 p. ; 23 cm

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rhcica
Sep 30, 2018

Not the best Phryne adventure. You would think that some deviation from the normal format would be refreshing but it just didn't work for me.

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maipenrai
Dec 06, 2016

(The sixth book in the Phryne Fisher series)

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KatherineHere
Nov 24, 2015

This might be my favorite, Phryne riding around the ring on a white horse in the circus ring, the carnival people, the gypsies, etc. And her penchant for a certain clown, greasepaint and all! Crazy fun.

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lozza1401
Nov 27, 2013

This book was written quite differently to the first few - two different stories that interweave slightly and combine at the end. Not the best Phryne adventure.

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cardigramma
Jul 25, 2011

Not her best book but still okay.

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