Kerry Greenwood is the author of twenty-seven novels and the editor
of two collections. Previous novels in the Phryne Fisher series are
Cocaine Blues, Flying too High, Murder on the
Ballarat Train, Death at Victoria Dock, The Green
Mill Murder, Ruddy Gore, Urn Burial, Raisins
and Almonds, Death Before Wicket, Away with the
Fairies, Murder in Montparnasse, The Castlemaine
Murders and Queen of the Flowers. She is also the author
of several books for young adults and the Delphic Women series.
When she is not writing she is an advocate in Magistrates' Court for the Legal Aid Commission. She is not married, has no children and lives with a registered Wizard.
The feisty flapper goes undercover in a sabotaged circus in her 11th Australian caper. Greenwood lives Down Under. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Australian author Greenwood?s light-hearted Phryne Fisher mystery, the sixth chronologically and 11th to be published in the U.S. (after 2006?s Murder in the Dark), isn?t one of the series high points. Flapper sleuth Fisher goes undercover in a circus after Alan Lee, a former love interest, asks for her help identifying the person or persons behind a series of attacks connected to the circus, which culmi-nate in the murder of company member Mr. Christopher. Fisher and Det. Insp. Jack Robinson must ferret out the information needed to keep Miss Parkes from being hanged as the killer. Fisher?s loyal retinue, who served her well in other exploits, play less of a role this time. The writing is less humorous than in some of Greenwood?s other Fisher books, and the far-fetched solution may leave fans disappointed. (July) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.