Book review: Murder on the Ballarat Train by Kerry Greenwood.

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Kerry Greenwood –  Murder on the Ballarat Train (2007, Poisoned Pen Press, Arizona)

When a fellow passenger is murdered and nearly everyone else is poisoned while on a train voyage, Phryne Fisher doesn’t hesitate to take on the case with her usual smarts, skill, and style.  In between tracking down suspects, Phryne manages to seduce a member of the local rowing club and attempts to suss out the mysterious appearance of a traumatized, amnesiac young girl – who may or may not be connected to the murder on the train.  With this, the third installment in the series, Greenwood shows more polish than the first two books, as Phryne and her supporting cast become a bit less caricature and take on fuller lives.  An entertaining, quick read!

4 thoughts on “Book review: Murder on the Ballarat Train by Kerry Greenwood.

    • I want to read all of the books before I start watching the show (I can get the DVDs at work) but there are a good number of titles and I am eager to watch the series so I may just abandon my idea…. 🙂

  1. I have enjoyed the Miss Fisher series on DVD (introduced to me by my daughter). I really ought to read the books as well. I love that the stories are Australian! It makes such a pleasant change 🙂

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