Assisting Detective Inspector Jack Robinson in the investigation of an unpopular orchestral conductor's murder, Miss Fisher becomes suspicious of a charismatic code-breaker who has captured John Wilson's affections.
The Hon. Phryne Fisher, languid and slightly bored at the start of 1929, is engaged to find out if the antique-shop son of a Pre-Raphaelite model has died by homicide or suicide. At the same time she is asked to discover the fate of the lost illegitimate child of a rich old lady, to the evident dislike of the remaining relatives.
When the 1920s' most glamorous lady detective, the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher, arranges to go to Ballarat for the week, she eschews the excitement of her red Hispano-Suiza racing car for the sedate safety of the train. The last thing she expects is to have to use her trusty Beretta .32 to save lives. As the passengers sleep, they are poisoned with chloroform. Phryne is left to piece together the clues after this restful country sojourn turns into...
When a series of blond, pregnant teens go missing from the Magdalene Laundry in 1929 Melbourne and a pushy woman reporter disappears while investigating, Phryne and Dot uncover a dark plot involving piracy, convents, and creepy cellars.
When she tries to go on summer holiday, Phryne Fisher discovers that the Johnsons, who were supposed to be at the vacation home, are nowhere in sight, beginning a mystery that involves smugglers, pirate treasure, and the mysterious Madame Selavey.
Vacationing at a Gothic mansion in Australia's Victorian mountain country, Phryne Fisher becomes embroiled in a mystery involving death threats to her host, the strangling murder of a parlor maid, and the presence of mysterious funerary urns.
Corinna Chapman, talented baker and reluctant investigator, accepts an offer from a caterer friend to do the baking for the film set of a new soap called "Kiss the Bride." While on the other side of town, a young woman is being unmercifully bullied by her corporate employers -- employers who spend a lot of time cooking the books.
A gathering of witches in Melbourne to celebrate Samhain, a rash of bad drug reactions, a cache of valuables stolen from Greek Jews during WWII, and the appearance of Corinna Chapman's boyfriend's beautiful and svelte former girlfriend, Georgiana Hope, add up to villainy and a puzzle waiting to be solved by the hefty Melbourne baker.
Appointed to the unwanted position of Great Royal Scribe, peasant boy Ptah-hotep finds himself surrounded by envious rivals while the zealous monotheist Akhnaten plots to suppress the worship of all other gods in the Black Land.
A famous author and illustrator has died in mysterious circumstances. Phryne Fisher has been asked to investigate and gets a job at the magazine that employed the victim. As the investigation proceeds, Phryne finds herself enmeshed in her colleagues' deceptions and, in the meantime, has to deal with her chaotic personal life.
Phryne Fisher loves dancing, especially with gorgeous young Simon Abrahams. But Phryne's contentment at the Jewish Young People's Society Dance is cut short when Simon's father asks her to investigate the strange death of a devout young student in Miss Sylvia Lee's East Market bookshop. Miss Lee has been arrested for the murder, and Phryne believes that she is a very unlikely killer. Investigation leads her into the exotic world of Yiddish, refugees,...
Rising at four o'clock every morning isn't Corinna Chapman's favorite part of running her Australian bakery, Earthly Delights, and the glowing light of dawn starts to feel even harsher when a seemingly disturbed man collapses in her shop. When the man, a military veteran, comes around and reveals that his beloved ex-service dog is missing, Corinna and her longtime companion, Daniel, feel compelled to help. It soon becomes clear, though, that they...
With the help of a troupe of free-spirited freegans, three very clever internet hackers and a bunch of singing vegans, Melbourne baker Corinna and her luscious Daniel go head-to-head with a sinister religious cult on a mission and a band of Romanies out for revenge in a wild and wonderful chase to find two missing runaways.
Running late to the Hinkler gala performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore, Phryne Fisher meets some thugs in a dark alley and handles them convincingly before they can ruin her silver dress. Phryne then finds that she has rescued the handsome Lin Chung and his grandmother and is briefly mistaken for a deity. Denying divinity but accepting cognac, she later continues safely to the theatre. But the unexpected continues as the performance is...