Cocaine Blues.

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  • Author(s): Greenwood, Kerry
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    Poisoned Pen Press, 2006. Scottsdale, AZ :
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    175 p.
  • Series:
    A Phryne Fisher Mystery
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    • Publication Information:
      Book One.
    • Abstract:
      The London season is in full fling at the end of the 1920s, but the Honourable Phryne Fisher - she of the green-gray eyes, diamant garters, and outfits that should not be sprung suddenly on those of nervous dispositions - is rapidly tiring of the tedium of arranging flowers, making polite conversations with retired colonels, and dancing with weak-chinned men. Instead, Phryne decides it might be rather amusing to try her hand at being a lady detective in Melbourne, Australia.
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    • ABNT:
      GREENWOOD, K. Cocaine Blues. Book One. [s. l.]: Poisoned Pen Press, 2006. ISBN 9781590582367. Disponível em: Acesso em: 27 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Greenwood K. Cocaine Blues. Book One. Poisoned Pen Press; 2006. Accessed May 27, 2020.
    • APA:
      Greenwood, K. (2006). Cocaine Blues (Book One.). Poisoned Pen Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Greenwood, Kerry. 2006. Cocaine Blues. Book One. A Phryne Fisher Mystery. Poisoned Pen Press.
    • Harvard:
      Greenwood, K. (2006) Cocaine Blues. Book One. Poisoned Pen Press (A Phryne Fisher Mystery). Available at: (Accessed: 27 May 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Greenwood, K 2006, Cocaine Blues, Book One., A Phryne Fisher Mystery, Poisoned Pen Press, viewed 27 May 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Greenwood, Kerry. Cocaine Blues. Book One., Poisoned Pen Press, 2006. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Greenwood, Kerry. Cocaine Blues. Book One. A Phryne Fisher Mystery. Poisoned Pen Press, 2006.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Greenwood K. Cocaine Blues [Internet]. Book One. Poisoned Pen Press; 2006 [cited 2020 May 27]. (A Phryne Fisher Mystery). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2006 March #2

Australian Greenwood has been exporting her outstanding Phryne Fisher series to the U.S. for the past several years, but the books haven't arrived in chronological order. Finally, we have the series debut, which explains how the irrepressible flapper (the series is set in the 1920s) became a detective. Phryne fans will relish the chance to see how beloved characters like Bert, Cec, Dot, and Inspector Robinson wandered into Phryne's life, and newcomers will enjoy getting to know ultrafashionable Phryne, who's wealthy enough to do whatever she wants but whose previous poverty has created a strong empathy for the working class. In Melbourne to investigate the mysterious illness of the daughter of a family friend, Phryne stumbles into a case involving two of the 1920s' signature evils: cocaine and back-alley abortions. Banding together with a crew of colorful local characters, and finding time to indulge in some erotic fun with a sexy Russian dancer, Phryne soon leaves her mark on Melbourne. From beginning to end, Greenwood infuses her series with evocative settings, multidimensional characters, and satisfying mysteries. ((Reviewed March 15, 2006)) Copyright 2006 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2006 February #1

The growing American audience for Kerry Greenwood's independent 1920s female sleuth will be delighted that Cocaine Blues: A Phryne Fisher Mystery, the Australian author's diverting first mystery, is finally available in the U.S. Fisher's quick, off-the-cuff, solution to a high society jewel theft leads her to a variety of other puzzles, including identifying the king of snow, who has taken over the Melbourne drug trade. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.