Murder in Montparnasse

by Kerry Greenwood | Mystery & Thrillers |
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Registered by aleonblue of Brisbane, Queensland Australia on 5/4/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by aleonblue from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Thursday, May 4, 2006
Blurb from the back of the book:

"Seven Australian soldiers, carousing in Paris in 1918, unknowingly witness a murder and their presence has devestating consequences. Ten years later, two are dead ... under very suspicious circumstances.

Phryne's wharfie mates, Bert and Cec, appeal to her for help. They were part of this group of soldiers in 1918 and they fear for their lives and for those of the other 3 men. It's only as Phryne delves into the investigation that she, too, remembers being in Montparnasse on that very same day.

While Phryne is occupied with memories of Montparnasse past and the race to outpace the murderer she find troubles of a different kind at home. Her lover, Lin Chung, is about to be married. And the effect this is having on her own usually peaceful household is disastrous."

Duplicate copy.

Released 14 yrs ago (1/28/2007 UTC) at Fellow BookCrosser in -- Controlled Release, New South Wales Australia

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Off to catsalive in a bookbag - hope you enjoy it!

Journal Entry 3 by wingcatsalivewing from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Saturday, February 3, 2007
I love Phryne books. Isn't she great? Thanks, aleonblue.

Journal Entry 4 by wingcatsalivewing from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, April 1, 2007
I have read this Phryne book before but decided it was worth another go before I sent it off to lemonitsa to enjoy.

I found the side story about Mr Butler more irritating than anything else, but the rest of the book was thoroughly enjoyable. We have the murders of Bert's & Cec's friends, Phryne's fear of her Parisian memories, a missing girl & the arrival of Lin Chung's wife-to-be, Camellia, so a very full agenda - never a dull moment. Not only is Phryne Fisher a fabulous, strong, intelligent heroine, but I love the discussion of Melbourne in the 1920s, the fashions of the 20s, and the food served at Café Anatole. Wonderful stuff.

Journal Entry 5 by wingcatsalivewing from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, April 1, 2007
I forgot to include this quote from the beginning of Chapter 16:

How could I wish you ill? Are you not the worst I could have wished for? Natalie Barney, Critical Sallies.

Released 14 yrs ago (4/1/2007 UTC) at To A Fellow BookCrosser in Post office, A book trading site -- Controlled Releases

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Sent to Lemonitsa in Canada as part of the 'Browse my Mt TBR' relay on Bobs.

Journal Entry 7 by Lemonitsa from Montréal, Québec Canada on Friday, June 29, 2007
W00T! This arrived today, June 29th, and it made me smile! I haven't read any other books in this series, so I'm really looking forward to discovering something new to enjoy! Looks good, and I think that it will be fun to read about 1920s Melbourne. It is surely different from Montreal. :)

Thanks catsalive!

Journal Entry 8 by Lemonitsa at BookObsessed.com, A book trading site -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Released 11 yrs ago (3/9/2010 UTC) at BookObsessed.com, A book trading site -- Controlled Releases

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I finished this book January 30th, 2010. I know it took me a long time to finally pick it up. Shame on me because I discovered a series I really enjoy. Of course, I still hadn't read any before, and this is #12 but that's OK. :D I read it anyway, then read #17 (only one my library had on hand) and now I have requested the beginning of the series so I can 'catch-up'!

Phryne was a pleasure to read. The mystery was very good! Now I am passing this on to a friend who is also reading them.

(finished)

Surprise, ladiibbug!

Journal Entry 9 by ladiibbug from Paradise, California USA on Tuesday, March 23, 2010
3/22/10 RABCK rec'd from my dear B/C friend Lemmy aka Fo ... thanks so much *hug*. I am happy you are liking Phryne and her friends.

I truly missed seeing you! It's nice to "see" you on Good Reads by following your reviews. Happy Reading and all the best-est! - TBR

Journal Entry 10 by ladiibbug at Donated to Paradise Library Book Sale in Paradise, California USA on Friday, September 12, 2014

Released 7 yrs ago (9/12/2014 UTC) at Donated to Paradise Library Book Sale in Paradise, California USA

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My Review on GoodReads.com:

#12 Phryne Fisher series - Historical Mystery

Oh, how refreshing to catch up with Phryne (rhymes with 'briny'), the sophisticated, wealthy Australian woman with a talent for investigation.

Phryne's wharfie mates, Bert and Cec, come to Phryne with the fact that members of their 1918 soldier group are having mysterious accidents resulting in their deaths. Bert and Cec ask Phryne to help, as they and surviving members of the soldiers are in fear for their lives.

Phryne must confront her own memories of being a female ambulance driver in France during WWI, and haunting memories of a love affair gone terribly wrong.

Her lover, Lin Chung, announces his impending marriage. Lin and Phryne's solution causes great upset within her household.

It won't be another 3 years before I catch up with the always enjoyable Phryne again!

Donated to Paradise, California, USA library for book sale

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