Death at Victoria Dock

Death at Victoria Dock

A Phryne Fisher Mystery

Book - 2007 | First U.S. trade paperback edition.
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Driving home late one night, Phryne Fisher is surprised when someone shoots out her windscreen. When she alights she finds a pretty young man with an anarchist tattoo dying on the tarmac just outside the dock gates. He bleeds to death in her arms, and all over her silk shirt. Enraged by the loss of the clothing, the damage to her car, and this senseless waste of human life, Phryne promises to find out who is responsible. But she doesn't yet know how deeply into the mire she'll have to go: bank robbery, tattoo parlours, pubs, spiritualist halls, and anarchists. Along this path, Phryne meets Peter, a scarred but delectable wharfie who begins to unfold the mystery of who would need a machine gun in Melbourne. But when someone kidnaps her cherished companion, Dot, Phryne will stop at nothing to retrieve her.
Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2007.
Edition: First U.S. trade paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©1992
ISBN: 9781590584064
Branch Call Number: FIC Green
Characteristics: 164 pages ; 22 cm.

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maipenrai
Dec 06, 2016

(The fourth book in the Phryne Fisher series)

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AtheenWilson
Sep 05, 2016

I read the books after seeing the TV series, so my impression is distorted by the major impact of fantastic, probably handmade gowns, hats, jewelry, etc., incredible vintage cars and the 19th century architecture of Melbourne. This leaves the books in a huge shadow. I suggest, again, that one read the books before seeing the movies. Again, the characters are charming. I especially enjoy Dot, who is so dear. The plot is a little contrived; it reminds me of a vintage silent film "Perils of Pauline" cliffhanger. It's fun and a pleasant way to spend an afternoon.

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Shelley51
Jan 18, 2016

I love Miss Fisher and her friends. I enjoyed most of this story. I did get bored with all of the anarchist story line and actually skipped part of it.

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mmsmsclaire
Jun 11, 2015

I had watched the television programs on Netflix that were made in Australia and enjoyed them, always noting that the author and books were mentioned. I decided I wanted to try one and enjoyed the book just as much. They followed the book well, and while I read it I could 'picture' the actors, which added to the fun.

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sandraperkins
Jan 10, 2015

I love this series, but this one was not as appealing to me as the other books so far. I will keep reading the series though!

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