It’s fun sharing good reads with patrons and especially fun to have them recommend what they love to us. Such was the case with the series, A Phryne Fisher Mystery, by Kerry Greenwood, a fun historical mystery series written by an Australian. Phryne Fisher lives in the flapper era of the 1920′s. In this first book, Cocaine Blues, she travels to Melbourne at the request of a family friend to investigate a daughter’s mysterious illness. Phryne seems capable of solving almost any problem with her determined and unflappable take-charge attitude. Did she develop this from her very poor, scrappy upbringing or just since she inherited a fortune and the where-with-all to do as she pleases.
The characters that she embraces in her search for the answer to this mystery are poor, working class men and women who are happy to be part of this exciting woman’s entourage. Phryne’s life style is extravagant and her wardrobe only couture.
Try Cocaine Blues and experience the 1920′s in Australia. Don’t forget to share your favorite books with others, especially us at MPL!