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Urn Burial (Phryne Fisher Series #8)

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The redoubtable Phryne Fisher is holidaying at Cave House, a Gothic mansion in the heart of Australias Victorian mountain country. But the peaceful surroundings mask danger. Her host is receiving death threats, lethal traps are set without explanation, and the parlour maid is found strangled to death. What with the reappearance of mysterious funerary urns, a pair of young lovers, an extremely eccentric swagman, an angry outcast heir, and the luscious Lin Chung, Phrynes attention has definitely been caught. Her ...

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Urn Burial: A Phryne Fisher Mystery

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The redoubtable Phryne Fisher is holidaying at Cave House, a Gothic mansion in the heart of Australias Victorian mountain country. But the peaceful surroundings mask danger. Her host is receiving death threats, lethal traps are set without explanation, and the parlour maid is found strangled to death. What with the reappearance of mysterious funerary urns, a pair of young lovers, an extremely eccentric swagman, an angry outcast heir, and the luscious Lin Chung, Phrynes attention has definitely been caught. Her search for answers takes her deep into the dungeons of the house and into the limestone Buchan caves. What will she find this time? Kerry Greenwood, winner of the Australian Crime Writers Asso-ciation Lifetime Achievement Award, began her Phryne Fisher series in 1989 with Cocaine Blues. She has written 16 books in this series with no sign yet that Miss Fisher is hanging up her pearl-handled pistol. Ms. Greenwood lives and writes in Australia. www.phrynefisher.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590583685
  • Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
  • Publication date: 10/8/2008
  • Series: Phryne Fisher Series , #8
  • Pages: 187
  • Sales rank: 106,174
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.18 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Kerry Greenwood is the author of more than 40 novels and six non-fiction books. Among her many honors, Ms. Greenwood has received the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award from the Crime Writers' Association of Australia. When she is not writing she is an advocate in Magistrates' Courts for the Legal Aid Commission. She is not married, has no children and lives with a registered Wizard.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2014

    |The Tribe Border|

    Past any lands bordering the

    |The Tribe Border| <br />

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    Past any lands bordering the pact clans lies strange lands. Few have ever explored this territory and little is known about it. However there are stories of a group of cats living there, cats who are seldom seen and have different customs then any known cat group. The pact clans are too far away to even catch wind of these rumors so it seems unlikely that the two groups will ever come into contact. <br />

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    Well here is The Tribe Border. It will be very rare that clan cats ever come here and if they did there would have to be a lot going on like prophecies and crisis' back home like in the books. And Tribe cats don't patrol borders but tribemates can certainly just post an occasional hunt or walk here. The Tribe adds mystery for everyone even if they won't see each other often so make sure to keep it up! <br />

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    ~ The Tribe Border: Lilywolf, Original Pact Clan Organizer.

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    Posted October 22, 2014

    Test 19

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  • Posted January 10, 2014

    I really like how Ms. Greenwood introduces multiple threads and

    I really like how Ms. Greenwood introduces multiple threads and manages to pull them all together in this book. There are some downright scary scenes that will get your imagination working overtime. Miss Fisher continues to enliven, amuse and educate. Thank you Kerry Greenwood for such a wonderful series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2013

    Fans of miss fisher will not be disappointed

    New readers may be put off by too long review less is usually more onee needs to lure and tempt the reader to spend money for what he can borriw from library and still be on nook

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Great Mystery

    The Honorable Phryne Fisher is a society lady who also is a private detective in Australia in 1928. Unable to fit into upper class British society because she feels the mores and customs were too restrictive for females, she ran away from home at eighteen to Paris and then to Australia. She is accepted by Polite Society even though she doesn¿t conform to the rules women are supposed to live by and her taking of Lin Chung, a Chinese aristocrat as a lover, almost causes a scandal due to prejudice..................... The duo along with their servants and bodyguard Li Pen go to Cave House in the countryside to attend a party. Even before they arrive, a shot rings out and they rescue Lina, a servant girl who was brutally assaulted. When they arrive at the house, they find out their host is getting death threats. Later Phryne goes to Lina¿s room to find the young lady dead. When she goes to get help, in the time she is gone, someone steals the body and the people are trapped on the estate with a murderer due to high flood waters but Phryne is determined to root out the murderer who is threatening her host.................. Kerry Greenwood is one of the best Australian mystery writers in recent years with a deserved fan base in the United States. Readers can¿t help but like the plucky woman who knows what she wants and goes after it including taking a Chinese man (unheard of in those days) and working as a private detective (something rich aristocrats just don¿t do). Her current who-done-it showcases a talented author and her terrific heroine........ Harriet Klausner

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