The Castlemaine Murders

The Castlemaine Murders

A Phryne Fisher Mystery

Book - 2004
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Phryne Fisher, her sister Beth, and her faithful maid, Dot, decide that Luna Park is the place for an afternoon of fun and excitement with Phryne's two daughters, Ruth and Jane. But in the dusty dark Ghost Train, amidst the squeals of horror and delight, a mummified bullet-studded corpse falls to the ground in front of them. Phryne Fisher's pleasure trip has definitely become business. Digging to the bottom of this longstanding mystery takes her to the country town of Castlemaine where it soon becomes obvious that someone is trying to muzzle her investigations. With unknown threatening assailants on her path, Phryne seems headed for more trouble than usual. Meanwhile, Phryne's lover Lin Chung has his own mystery to solve. Feuding families and lost gold fill his mind until he learns that Phryne herself has become missing treasure.
Publisher: Scottsdale, Ariz. : Poisoned Pen Press, 2004, c2002.
Edition: First U.S edition
ISBN: 9781590581179
1590581172
Branch Call Number: M GREENWOO
Characteristics: 240 pages ; 23 cm.

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maipenrai
Dec 06, 2016

(Book 13 in the Phryne Fisher series)

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sandraperkins
Mar 31, 2016

I like this series, though some of the books are better than others. I enjoyed this book, partly because of the insights it gives into the Chinese culture of Phryne's Chinese lover, Lin Chung, as he becomes the new head of his family, and partly because of the interesting plot twist involving Phryne's younger sister, who has been sent to Australia because of some unknown misstep in England. I wish Phryne did not take so many risky chances, though she seems to wriggle out of bad situations.

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KatherineHere
Jan 07, 2016

Interesting account of Australia's gold rush, Phryne ruins some more haute couture.

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