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Flying Too High: Phryne Fisher #2 (Phryne Fisher Mysteries) Kindle Edition

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From Publishers Weekly

The many U.S. fans of Greenwood's feisty and plucky Australian flapper sleuth Phryne Fisher should especially enjoy the second entry in the series (Cocaine Blues, etc.), which presents another pair of cases from the early days of her career as a private detective. The two inquiries present quite different challenges: the first, to track down the kidnappers of a young girl, whose father just won the lottery, before she is harmed; the second, to identify the murderer of a bully whose son has been charged with the offense. Fisher again displays an impressive set of skills, from air-walking and daredevil plane flying to blood-splatter analysis, and Greenwood leavens her plot with Wodehousian characters and wit.
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The dashing Phryne Fisher, Australian flapper, makes her sixteenth appearance, and she hasn't worn out her welcome. Phryne, a glamorous detective and aviatrix, living in 1920s Melbourne, solves a mystery as easily as she lands a plane. Here her cases involve a murder and a kidnapping, but what makes the story delicious are the flourishes, from Phryne's interior-decorating style (nude paintings of Phryne) to her detecting techniques (jumping into bed with a source). A strong cast of characters surrounds the inimitable flapper, including the kidnapped child (shades of "The Ransom of Red Chief") and a group of women nearly as irrepressible as Phryne herself. Great fun! Ilene Cooper
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  • File Size: 627 KB
  • Print Length: 169 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press; 1.1 edition (January 10, 2012)
  • Publication Date: January 10, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006WAD0H2
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,287 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Old Dick31 on February 18, 2008
Format: Paperback
Having read all of Kerry Greenwood's Phryne mysteries I cannot say which one I like the best. But, I love them all and when I get jaded from reading some of the "modern" mysteries full of sex, four letter words and blood and guts I settle down with one of these before bedtime. Let me say I am in love with Australia and would live there if I could--too old to move and my wife would never go. We were fortunate enough to visit several years ago and loved every minute.
Greenwood has developed a very likeable and superlative heroine. The supporting cast is well drawn and interesting in their own. These are truly "cozies" and I find them very enjoyable reads, rationing them carefully lest I run out.
If you like Australian mysteries I would heartily recommend anything you can find by Arthur Upfield, who wrote in the period after WW II. His hero is an Australian police detective "halfcaste" who specialized in solving mysteries in the outback and rural areas of Australia. Great flavor and good story telling!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By HotCook on August 28, 2007
Format: Paperback
The second book in the series takes place only a few months after "Cocaine blues" ends and with it returns its bright and luminous Phryne Fisher. Many of the secondary (if you can call them that) characters return which adds a nice touch. I liked this book even more than the previous one. Phryne seems to have found her grove in this story along with moving into her new, fashionable domicile. She has to solve two cases at once, the murder of a cantankerous, generally disliked husband and father and the kidnapping of a little girl. Phryne handles both cases with her normal aplomb, intuition and style along with a little wing walking and flying. I especially like Greenwood's use of language and how it reflects the times; this adds another layer of fun and effervescence to these stories that makes me look forward to the next one. I recommend this book highly.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Ruth Anderson VINE VOICE on August 5, 2013
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Earlier this year, when news that the Australian period drama Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries was being released in the US, I took the opportunity to check out the first volume in the long-running series by Kerry Greenwood -- Cocaine Blues. While I enjoyed the fast-paced storyline, colorful cast of supporting players, and Greenwood's flair for the time period, I found the titular character's penchant for crass hook-ups and complete lack of a moral center when it comes to her "romantic" relationships distracting and off-putting. Since then, I've watched the entire first season of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries and fallen hook, line, and sinker for the gloriously realized television incarnation of Greenwood's beloved characters, and decided it was long past time for me to give the show's source material another try.

Following the success of her first venture as a private investigator, chronicled in Cocaine Blues, Phyrne Fisher has continued to re-acclimate to life in Australia, determined to use the fame and notoriety that came with her first brush with Australia's criminal element as the launching point of a new and exciting career. Her first new case arrives in the form of one very distraught society wife, Mrs. McNaughton, afraid that her airplane-loving son Bill -- well-known for his temper and his money troubles -- is plotting to kill his louse of a father over a disputed loan. Phyrne is thrilled -- not only with the case, but with the opportunity it affords for her to practice her skills as an amateur aviatrix and connect with the local flying community. Meanwhile, the precocious daughter of a local lottery winner (and an associate of Bill's) is kidnapped and held for ransom.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gryphonisle on July 26, 2014
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is the second entry in the "Miss Fisher Murder Mystery" series by Kerry Greenwood. Wonderful light reading with pretty good period sensibilities. As others have noted, as a series and even as books adapted to the screen, as a written story it differs in several ways from the screen version, but that's OK.

One thing I like about this second book is that it doesn't quite spend so much time describing what Miss Fisher is wearing, which I thought got a bit carried away in the first story. When you're talking about a fashion horse like Phryne, you do have to say SOMETHING, and this book manages to achieve the right balance.

"Flying Too High" is not one of the TV series episodes, sadly, and I imagine that has a lot to do with its rather, well, shall we say "adult" subject matter----the crooks are a bit slimy by anybody's standards, and children are involved. Still, Phryne certainly has an adventure and plays the flapper to the hilt, from wing walking a flying biplane, to riding on the bumper of a Bentley driven by the crooks, she's out there. The story is an equally fast paced jaunt back in time and makes a lovely break from more serious stuff if you are given to trying to get, and stay, informed. And it's a huge series---there are more of these I think than Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys! So if you, like me, appreciate series for the ability to stay with a character, this is fantastic in that regard, while the books are fairly short, so you can go back to something drier, without having to invest too much time. That's more of a compliment than it sounds...
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