Dead Man’s Chest

Dead Man's Chest (Phryne Fisher, #18)Dead Man’s Chest by Kerry Greenwood

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It was a pleasure to get thru another adventure with famous Miss Fisher. This is my second novel featuring this sassy character. The first book didn’t leave a good impression, but I did promise to give Miss Fisher another change – and I am glad I did.

In this novel, Miss Fisher, her two daughters and companion Dot are heading to Queenscliff for a winter vacation. But it just happens that murders follow our courageous little detective wherever she goes. And this vacation is not an exception.

First – married couple buttler and cook/maid Mr. and Mrs. Johnson that supposed to meet and prepare the house for Miss Fisher and her companions are missing. Their beloved dog is found at home by himself, filthy and hungry. Everyone has nothing but good things to tell about the lovely Mr. and Mrs. Johnson. What is a reason behind their disappearance? Why did they leave the house, hid all the valuable items but left the back door open?

Second – elderly next door neighbor who might have witnessed something about the Johnsons passes away in her sleep. Although the doctor confirms that the lady passed away from natural causes, her daughter seems to think that her mother was murdered. Well, Miss Fisher does find a pillow with teeth imprint and victims saliva on it… can this be a proof?

Third – young a beautiful maid from the next door who is also a wannabe movie start drops dead in a middle of the filming festival.

Relaxing and carefree vacation no more. Miss Fisher and Co not only bring all the lawbreakers to justice (well almost all), they also fight off dangerous local mobsters, befriend lovely and curious Tinkle, and have some fun in the sun in between.

Well, that’s one heck of a vacation, don’t you agree. After reading two books of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries I can safely admit that Phyrne Fisher is a crime magnet. And I am looking forward to reading more of her captivating stories.


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