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The Castlemaine Murders
The Castlemaine Murders: A Phryne Fisher Mystery | Kerry Greenwood
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Sleuth Phryne Fisher's trip to an amusement park is ruined by the discovery of a mummified corpse and her attempt to solve the mystery takes her to the town of Castlemaine, where unknown assailants try to stop the investigation.
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TheEllieMo
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I don‘t really do seasonal reading (apart from reserving obviously Christmassy books for December) so I don‘t have a #FavouriteFallRead, so here‘s my current read instead!

#FallisBooked @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🍂🍁 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love the cover!!! 3w
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dsfisher
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I asked Bailey if she‘d model my some of my Christmas pile. I‘m not sure if that was a yes. @DGRachel and I decided we were sleeping in and we‘d open everything!!! Why? Because we can. 😘

DGRachel She‘s such a good girl! 😍 11mo
Leftcoastzen She is so beautiful! I always love seeing Bailey!❤️with books , even better! 11mo
Crazeedi I see a couple interesting books! And a sweet puppy! 11mo
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CoffeeNBooks What a beautiful dog! 11mo
Kaye The Little Rascals Dog ! 11mo
batsy Beautiful Bailey! And I spy Flavia 🧐💚 11mo
GA_Bookworm07 Gorgeous 10mo
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Lizpixie
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Bk13 Of The Phryne Fisher series is done. We‘re introduced to her sister, Eliza, in this story plus we get to know more about Lin Chungs extended family plus we learn a bit about how Chinese families came to Australia during the gold rush & how the families are organized with everyone having a place & a purpose. I love book Phryne & Lin Chung, they make the most amazing couple. Tv Phryne & Jack are hard to compare. #phryneappreciationclub

MrsMalaprop As in Castlemaine Victoria? My dad‘s from there and I spent many a school holiday there with my Nana as a child 💕. 11mo
Lizpixie @MrsMalaprop yep, that Castlemaine. It contains quite a bit of info about what it would‘ve been like there back in the gold rush days and in the 1920s.🇦🇺 11mo
GlassAsDiamonds I loved this one! (Death Before Wicket is my favourite - Sydneysider! but this was brilliant). Agree about TV Jack/ Phryne... annoys me so much they‘ve left out Lin. 😡😡😡😡 Such a wasted opportunity. 11mo
Lizpixie @GlassAsDiamonds Sydneysider here too! I was googling photos of Woolloomooloo & Sydney Harbour & University in the 1920s to get a feel of what it would‘ve been like. It‘s hard to reconcile those pictures of slums & grubby kids playing in the street with the exorbitantly expensive suburb it is now! And they definitely missed an opportunity with Lin. Even when he was in, what, 2 eps the actor wasn‘t even full Chinese Australian.🤦🏻‍♀️ 11mo
GlassAsDiamonds @Lizpixie Sydney Uni I was easy but yeah, Woolloomooloo as a slum is hard (funnily enough, Glebe I could totally see!!!). I haven‘t been able to face much of the TV series, I‘m just such a fan of Jack in the books but sheesh! Of all the book series to whitewash, this is particularly stupid! 11mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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I'm pretty sure if these books had released in Phryne's time period they would have made the banned books list. Its why I love this Phryne! Chinese Lover, Sapphic Sister, and Socialists. Definitely #mymotherwouldnotapprove #phryneappreciationclub #rebelreader

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Lizpixie
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Love love love Phryne! This outing was brilliant, I love the tv series, but adore the books because there's so much more Lin Chung! Phryne's Chinese lover is just too delicious for words, everyone needs a Lin in their life at least once. The introduction of Phrynes little sister was fabulous as well, I can see her having more of a role in future novels. All up, another highly entertaining outing for the Honorable Miss Phryne Fisher.💄💋💃🏻

Lynnsoprano Just ordered a collection of the first three books. 3y
Lizpixie @Lynnsoprano you won't regret it, but there's 18 novels so far I think, so be prepared to absolutely having to acquire all of them. 3y
Emiller Absolutely LOVE Phryne!! 3y
ReadingEnvy I've watched the entire series but I think I've only read books 1-3. I love the audio too. 3y
Verity I love Phryne. I've read them all and am hoping for another one soon. I like the books better than the TV series, but that's probably because I read the books first! 3y
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Lizpixie
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I have spent this hot Boxing Day hiding out in my beautifully air conditioned library, reading about Phryne's adventures with Lin Chung, investigating the death of a mummified body & the disappearance of a large amount of Lin family gold from the goldfields of Castlemaine during the gold rush in 1857. Seeing as the rest of this week will be from 36C to a ridiculous 41C, I foresee lots of reading in the foreseeable future and a reduction in my TBR!

Dedebimp Adelaide? 3y
Sue May your electricity supply be continuous. 3y
Lizpixie @Dedebimp nope, Sydney😔 @Sue oh, don't even go there!😳the nearest working shopping Centre will have a camper if so.⛺️ 3y
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Sue @Lizpixie lol, at least you have a back up plan. 3y
Dedebimp @Lizpixie jeez! I thought you guys had cooled down. We are having a nice cool change. But another two warm days ahead. I hate summer. I have no air con. 3y
Texreader It is hot and humid here in Texas. So winter isn't all that exciting here either. 3y
Emiller Love the Phryne Fisher series 💜💜 3y
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Lizpixie
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Merry Xmas from Sydney, Australia! Sitting here watching the tree lights and thanking god that we don't have little kids anymore. So many Xmas eves spent wrapping & building bikes & trikes & lots of fiddly difficult tiny things! Now we can just relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility. I hope wherever you are in the world, your Xmas is a warm, loving, and fun day full of family, laughter and love.😘🎄🎅🏻❤️💚🎅🏻🎄😘

erzascarletbookgasm Merry Christmas, Liz! 🥂 3y
Jhullie I'm thinking the same thing. It's peaceful now that the kiddies are grown...but the magic has reduced too. 3y
Laura317 Merry Christmas to you! 3y
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Kimzey Merry Christmas! 🌲🎁 3y
LauraBrook Merry Christmas, Liz! 3y
NatalieR Merry Christmas to you! 🎄🎅🏻🎁 3y
LeahBergen Merry Christmas to you! 😘 3y
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Lizpixie
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At the family Xmas eve lunch, lots of noise, kids & good food. Too much noise!! Think I might find a nice, cool, QUIET spot to do some reading. Merry Xmas everyone!🎄🎅🏻🤶🏻🎄

Dragon Merry Christmas 🎄😀 3y
Lizpixie @Dragon merry Christmas to you and your family!😘🎄🎅🏻🤶🏻❤️💚 3y
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