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Murder on a Midsummer Night

Phryne Fisher #17

by Kerry Greenwood

The Hon. Phryne Fisher, languid and slightly bored at the start of 1929, is engaged to find out if the antique-shop son of a Pre-Raphaelite model has died by homicide or suicide. He has some strange friends...


Murder in the Dark

Phryne Fisher #16

by Kerry Greenwood

It's Christmas, and Phryne has an invitation to the Last Best party of 1928, a four-day extravaganza being held at Werribee Manor house and grounds by the Golden Twins, Isabella and Gerald Templar. She knew...


Death by Water

Phryne Fisher #15

by Kerry Greenwood

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....


Queen of the Flowers

Phryne Fisher #14

by Kerry Greenwood

St. Kildas streets hang with fairy lights. Tea dances, tango competitions, lifesaving demonstrations, lantern shows, and picnics on the beach are all part of the towns first Flower Parade. And who should be...


The Castlemaine Murders

Phryne Fisher #13

by Kerry Greenwood

Phryne Fisher, her sister Beth, and her faithful maid, Dot, decide that Luna Park is the place for an afternoon of fun and excitement with Phryne's two daughters, Ruth and Jane. But in the dusty dark Ghost Train,...


Murder in Montparnasse

Phryne Fisher #12

by Kerry Greenwood

Always enticing in divine twenties fashion, Phryne, one of the most exciting and likeable heroines in crime writing today, leads us through a tightly plotted maze of thrilling adventure set in 1920s Australia....


Away with the Fairies

Phryne Fisher #11

by Kerry Greenwood

Searching for the murderer of a famous author, sexy, sassy Phryne goes undercover-and is up to her ears in fashion gossip and office politics.... Phryne Fisher is asked to investigate the puzzling death of a...


Death Before Wicket

Phryne Fisher #10

by Kerry Greenwood

Phryne Fisher is on holiday. She means to take the train to Sydney (where the harbour bridge is being built), go to a few cricket matches, dine with the Chancellor of the university and perhaps go to the Arts...


Raisins and Almonds

Phryne Fisher #9

by Kerry Greenwood

Phryne Fisher loves dancing, especially with gorgeous young Simon Abrahams. But Phrynes contentment at the Jewish Young Peoples Society Dance is cut short when Simon's father asks her to investigate the strange...


Shadows in the Night

Aurelia Marcella #1

by Jane Finnis

Roman Britain in 91 AD is a troublesome part of the mighty Empire ruled by Domitian Caesar. Tension is especially high in the north, where Aurelia Marcella, a young innkeeper from Italy, runs the Oak Tree Mansion...


Nine for the Devil

by Mary Reed & Eric Mayer

The year is 548 and Empress Theodora is dead, the victim of cancer. Or so everyone in Constantinople, capital of the Roman Empire, believes. Everyone except Emperor Justinian who orders John, his Lord Chamberlain,...


Two for Joy

by Mary Reed & Eric Mayer

Reed and Mayer combine the scholarship of Steven Saylor with the humor of Lindsey Davis. Starred review in Booklist 12/00.It is now two years after One For Sorrow and John the Eunuch, Lord Chamberlain to the...


Three for a Letter

by Mary Reed & Eric Mayer

High jinx in the imperial court mixes with lowlife in Constantinople's mean streets... "If the perfect historical mystery is one that uses the past to let us see the present from a new angle, then this is darned...


Six For Gold

by Mary Reed & Eric Mayer

Why are sheep in a remote Egyptian village cutting their own throats?...That's the mystery Emperor Justinian in-explicably sends his Lord Chamberlain John the Eunuch to solve, at the very time John desperately...


Seven For a Secret

by Mary Reed & Eric Mayer

Who killed the mosaic girl? As Lord Chamberlain, John spends his days counseling Emperor Justinian while passing the small hours of night in conversation with the solemn-eyed little girl depicted in a mosaic...


One for Sorrow

by Mary Reed & Eric Mayer

Byzantium, capitol of the 6th century Roman Empire, simmers a rich stew of creeds, cultures, and citizens with a sprinkling of cutthroats and crimes. John the Eunuch, Emperor Justinian's Lord Chamberlain, orders...


Four For A Boy

by Mary Reed & Eric Mayer

In 525 Constantinople nothing is as it should be. The winter is unnaturally cold, and the palace has fallen under the sway of both the shade of the wife of the dying Emperor Justin and Theodora, the former actress...


Five For Silver

by Mary Reed & Eric Mayer

The year is 542. While plague stalks Constantinople, an angel sets John the Eunuch on the trail of a human killer. Peter, John's elderly servant, claims a heavenly visitor revealed a murder to him. It transpires...


Eight for Eternity

by Mary Reed & Eric Mayer

In January 532 mobs ruled Constantinople, capital of the Roman Empire. Against a murderous backdrop lit by raging fires, John, Chamberlain to Emperor Justinian, must find those seeking to use the Nika Riots...


Truth Will Out

by Pamela Oldfield

A thrilling historical tale of love and treachery - Folkestone, 1921. When newly-wed Maude Brent's beloved Aunt Biddy starts to grow forgetful, her thoughtful husband Lionel suggests that Maude hire a companion...