Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2008, c2003.
1st U.S. ed.
232 p. ; 23 cm.
A Phryne Fisher mystery
Greenwood, Kerry. Phryne Fisher mystery ; bk. 10.
Phryne Fisher has plans for her Sydney sojourn, but they begin to go awry when Phryne's maid discovers her thoroughly respectable sister Joan has left her family for the murky nightlife of the Cross, and then postponed again because Phyrne is definitely not the woman to say 'no' when two delightful young men are of their knees, begging for her help in finding their friend innocent of theft. It all sounds simple enough as Phryne sets investigations into motion. But when greed and fear are the motivating factors, people become ruthless and Phyrne quickly finds herself enmeshed in blackmail, secrets, lies and the dangerous influences of deep magic.