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Allen & Unwin
Phryne Fisher Mystery, Book 7
The glorious Phryne Fisher returns to the spotlight in her seventh adventure.
Running late to the Hinkler gala performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's 'Ruddigore', Phryne Fisher meets some thugs in a dark alley and handles them convincingly before then can ruin her silver dress. Phryne then finds that she has rescued a gorgeous Chinese, Lin Chung, and his grandmother, and is briefly mistaken for a deity.
Denying divinity but accepting cognac, she later continues safely to the theatre. But it's an unexpected evening as her night is again interrupted by a most bizarre death onstage.
What links can Phryne possibly find between the ridiculously entertaining plot of 'Ruddigore', the Chinese community of Little Bourke Street or the actors treading the boards of His Majesty's Theatre?
Drawn backstage and onstage, Phryne must solve an old murder and find a new murderer - and, of course, banish the theatre's ghost, who seems likely to kill again.