Death by Water (Hardcover)
The nice men at P&O are worried. A succession of jewelry thefts from the first-class passengers is hardly the best advertisement for their cruises. Especially when it is likely that a passenger is the thief. Phryne Fisher, with her Lulu bob, green eyes, cupid's bow lips, and sense that the ends justify the means, is just the person to mingle seamlessly with the upper classes and take on a case of theft on the high seas or at least on the S.S. Hinemoa, on a luxury cruise to New Zealand. She is carrying the Great Queen of Sapphires, the Maharani, as bait. Shipboard romances, champagne cocktails, erotic photographers, jealous swains, Mickey Finns, jazz musicians, blackmail, and attempted murder mingle before the thieves find out, as have countless love-smitten men before them, that where the glamorous and intelligent Phryne is concerned, resistance is futile.
About the Author
Kerry Greenwood was born in Melbourne suburb of Footscray where she now lives and writes. She has degrees in English and Law from Melbourne University. Her more than 20 novels include both the Phryne Fisher series and the Corinna Chapman series. In 2003 Kerry won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Crime Writers' Association of Australia.
"one of Greenwood's stronger entries in her acclaimed series set in 1920s Australia...The author artfully blends action, humor and deduction." --Publisher's Weekly of Death Before Wicket
"The change of scene and a hint of Dorothy L. Sayers gives the delightfully refreshing Phryne one of her best cases to date." --Kirkus Reviews of Death Before Wicket
"This series is the best Australian import since Nicole Kidman, and Phyrne is the flashiest new female sleuth in the genre." --Booklist starred review of Away with the Faeries