Why this book?
Witty, sharp, and absolutely fabulous. Kerry gives you a sense of the Australian 1920s as if you were standing right there in the magic of that swinging era. The book is full of twists and turns and will keep you guessing until the end, but it also leaves you with a strong sense of certain threads being deliberately unresolved. If you're a fan of historical mysteries and strong female characters, Cocaine Blues is a must-read.
Cocaine Blues: A Phryne Fisher Mystery
Why should I read it?
2 authors picked Cocaine Blues as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
Bored socialite Phryne Fisher leaves the tedium of the London season for adventure in Australia!
Tea-dances in West End hotels, weekends in the country with guns and dogs... Phryne Fisher - she of the grey-green eyes and diamante garters - is rapidly tiring of the boredom of chit-chatting with retired colonels and foxtrotting with weak-chinned wonders. Instead, Phryne decides it might be amusing to try her hand at being a lady detective - on the other side of the world!
As soon as she books into the Windsor Hotel in Melbourne, Phryne is embroiled in mystery: poisoned wives, drug smuggling…