Monday, April 17, 2017

Murder in the Dark: Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries #16 by Kerry Greenwood

Phryne isn't sure she wants to go to a big party at Christmas but when she gets a note warning her not to come, she makes up her mind.  She's going!

Poisoned Pen Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published May 2nd.

She knows the "golden" couple who are hosting the event.  They've rented a house, have a big blowout planned with lots of booze and drugs, and lots of people.  Once she's arrived, she starts getting notes left where she can find them with riddles on them.  She has to figure out where the next note will be be.  She knows she may be in danger but she doesn't back off.

This is an intriguing tale.  The guest are all outrageous in their behavior.  Phryne adds another conquest to her list.  Two children are missing.  There is more than one threatening party.  Murder is within reach.  And the only one who can stop it is Phryne.

She finds one missing child and keep searching for the second.  She also searching for the potential murderer.  The problem is that he is searching for her, too...

There's lot of action, plenty of misunderstandings and confusion and when it gets settled at the end it's amazing, but everything works out.  I was also amazed by who ordered the killing.  Ms. Greenwood is very inventive and I like it.

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