Super-sleuth Phryne Fisher steps, like an elegant cat, through this, her eighth adventure
In investigating the poisoning of a young man in a bookshop at the Eastern Market, and the wrongful arrest of one Miss Sylvia Lee, Phryne is plunged into a world of politics, alchemy, poison and chicken soup. Stopping only for a brief, but intensely erotic, dalliance with the beautiful Simon Abrahams, Phryne pikc her way through the mystery with help from the old faithfuls - Bert, Cec, Dot and Detective Inspector `Call Me Jack' Robinson. But ultimately it is her stealth and wit which solve the crime - and all for the price of a song. . .
Kerry Greenwood is the author of more than forty novels and six non-fiction titles, and the editor of two collections. Phryne Fisher is her most successful series to date - there are currently 19 in the series. She lives in Australia with a registered wizard.