Murder On The Ballarat Train Phryne is giving her red Hispano Suiza a break this week she is travelling by train to Ballarat But what should have been the trip of her dreams soon turns into the stuff of nightmares Phryne has to

  • Title: Murder On The Ballarat Train
  • Author: Kerry Greenwood
  • ISBN: 9781590584057
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Paperback
  • Phryne is giving her red Hispano Suiza a break this week she is travelling by train to Ballarat But what should have been the trip of her dreams, soon turns into the stuff of nightmares Phryne has to use her Beretta.32 to save her life and that of her traveling companion Dot And someone has poisoned the other passengers with chloroform.

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    1. Kerry Greenwood says:

      Kerry Greenwood was born in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray and after wandering far and wide, she returned to live there She has a degree in English and Law from Melbourne University and was admitted to the legal profession on the 1st April 1982, a day which she finds both soothing and significant.Kerry has written twenty novels, a number of plays, including The Troubadours with Stephen D Arcy, is an award winning children s writer and has edited and contributed to several anthologies In 1996 she published a book of essays on female murderers called Things She Loves Why women Kill.The Phryne Fisher series pronounced Fry knee, to rhyme with briny began in 1989 with Cocaine Blues which was a great success Kerry has written thirteen books in this series with no sign yet of Miss Fisher hanging up her pearl handled pistol Kerry says that as long as people want to read them, she can keep writing them.Kerry Greenwood has worked as a folk singer, factory hand, director, producer, translator, costume maker, cook and is currently a solicitor When she is not writing, she works as a locum solicitor for the Victorian Legal Aid She is also the unpaid curator of seven thousand books, three cats Attila, Belladonna and Ashe and a computer called Apple which squeaks She embroiders very well but cannot knit She has flown planes and leapt out of them with a parachute in an attempt to cure her fear of heights she is now terrified of jumping out of planes but can climb ladders without fear She can detect second hand bookshops from blocks away and is often found within them.For fun Kerry reads science fiction fantasy and detective stories She is not married, has no children and lives with a registered wizard When she is not doing any of the above she stares blankly out of the window.earthlydelights

    2 thoughts on “Murder On The Ballarat Train

    1. What this country 1920s Australia coming to these days? A body can hardly take a train without being chloroformed or horrifically murdered or having molested orphans palmed off on her. And it was such a short book, too! When you subtract all the time spent talking about clothes and seducing the boring college boy (not that he held out long) it's a wonder any detecting got done at all.

    2. treći roman o gđici Fisher, u kojem rješava ubojstvo, zatvara još jednog gada a usput skuplja napuštene mačiće i još ponešto

    3. Rating: 2.5* of five for the book, 4* of five for the series.Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries episode 2 was Kerry Greenwood's third novel, MURDER ON THE BALLARAT TRAIN. Four stars for the episode! My review is at Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud.These episodes, the series in generalch a treat. So satisfyingly beautiful to look at, and the problem of Greenwood's almost taciturn take on exposition is handled by the visuals. An excellent marriage.

    4. BOTTOM LINE: One of the best of this long series IMO, as we get to meet two people who are going to become very close to Phryne in the future - Jane and Ruth. Their introduction might have been pure melodrama, but Greenwood only very slowly spins out their odd stories, which resolve in a rather grisly - albeit satisfactory - manner. Almost as contrived as an Edgar Wallace or Sax Rohmer tale, but with Greenwood's nicely light touch the plot just flows along and as long as you can manage to take t [...]

    5. Another fun outing with Phryne! This one ends with her adopting a couple of girls and goes through a bunch of stuff — a crime on a train, hypnotism, murder for an inheritance, mad criminals, etc. I’m not a fan of stories where the criminal turns out to be insane, even though it’s a classic: most crime is carried out by sane people, or certainly people whose mental disorders are not central to the deed. In fact, in the real world, it’s more common for a mentally ill person to be a victim [...]

    6. 3.5 stars.The mystery is fun, right up until the murderer comes down with an overwhelming case of becoming a raving maniac when faced with capture (by a woman no less!).Bert and Cec are great. Still getting used to Jack's slightly different role in the books.Really enjoy Jane and Ember.Slightly maternal Dot is great. As is the fact that she is the one Phrynne really leans on.Am fine with Phrynne having all the affairs, but the whole college student thing is a bit awkward at times, mostly due to [...]

    7. As Phryne Fisher struggled to wake, she was assaulted by a dreadful smell – a strong smell which made her feel she was swimming up through a very thick substance. Fumbling for her Beretta she shot out the window of the fast moving train and when a gush of cold air hit her, she could feel her senses gradually returning….Phryne and her maid Dot had decided to travel by train from their home in Melbourne to Ballarat for a restful few days, little knowing the nightmare they would soon be embroil [...]

    8. Another enjoyable outing with Phryne, and this one starts to really bring together her found family with the addition of Jane and Ruth. While I’m noticing some inconsistencies in characters that aren’t Phryne (Dot’s surname changes, for example, and apparently the hair colours of Jane and Ruth too), it’s still fun and those are only really noticeable because I’m reading the books all more or less together, in one glorious reread.(Note: this is still an excellent way to consume them, th [...]

    9. Another well-written installment and one that I quite enjoyed--for the most part. Unfortunately, one of the later chapters was decidedly un-cozy in tone -- unsavory men and young, innocent girls and selling them into awful professions -- but the humanity of Phryne and her friends got to shine the more for it. Even so, I'm hoping that the other books in the series follow more along the lines of "Away with the Fairies."

    10. nice light quick read. exactly what I wanted. different from the tv series, so it stands in its own. I like that.

    11. 3.5★sThe Honorable Phryne Fisher and her loyal companion Dot Williams are travelling by train to Ballarat when they are overcome by chloroform fumes, near Ballan. When order is restored it is discovered that one of the travellers in the first class carriage, Mrs Ann Henderson, has disappeared, most likely through the train window. Eventually her badly battered body is found near the train track, and it seems she may have been pulled out of the window and up onto the roof of the train.Phryne is [...]

    12. The Honorable Phryne Fisher, British ex-pat now living in Melbourne, Australia, can't even board a train without stumbling onto a mystery. While en route to Ballarat in Victoria, the train's passengers are chloroformed and an elderly lady disappears from the train. At the same time, an amnesiac young girl appears on the train. The woman's daughter, Eunice Henderson, hires Phrynne to investigate the disappearance. So Phryne embarks on solving two mysteries: a disappearance and an appearance. Need [...]

    13. Murder on the Ballarat train by Kerry Greenwood is the third Phryne Fisher Mystery book. Fast paced action and adventure from when Phryne foils plans to chloroform the passengers on the Ballarat train. She is hired to solve the murder of one of the passengers as well as help another girl on the train who has lost her memory and is found to have been molested. I enjoyed this book very much. Non-stop action kept me reading through to the end making it a quick read. I loved catching up with and fin [...]

    14. I really enjoyed reading about Phryne's adventures. This open with a murder on a train and introduces some new characters. Lot's of fun in this series!

    15. Originally published at Reading RealityI’ve watched Phryne, I’ve read Phryne, and now I’ve listened to Phryne, and she’s utterly marvelous no matter how she is experienced.I’m absolutely certain that the “beautiful young man” in Murder on the Ballarat Train would wholeheartedly agree. Although his roommate probably would not.That Phryne refers to the man she seduces, vamps and ravishes in this book as “the beautiful young man” multiple times is part of the reason that the chara [...]

    16. Really enjoying this series.Not great literature, but wonderful fun. Well drawn characters and good plots.

    17. A fine mistery story with new characters coming into view.Yet, somehow, I still miss "my" Phryne (from the TV series)

    18. This book was just marvellous in its simplicity!Most people will recognise this story as the first one from the Miss Fisher's Mysteries TV show, although I think that it's even better in book format (who's surprised?). Phryne is sleeping on a train to Ballarat when she is woken by the scent of chloroform; the killer's method of making sure to knock out the carriage in order to get away with his murder. I absolutely love Phryne Fisher, completely agreeing that she's about as unrealistic character [...]

    19. The third and I hope final set-up novel in the Fisher series, in which Jane and Ruth and Ember join Phryne's menage. Not Ms Greenwood's best work, very little substance. A quick light read, but I figured out who the baddy was almost immediately after said baddy made an appearance. Not much in the way of red herrings for either of the mystery threads involved. There was a rather major failing, in that it is repeatedly stated that "you can't be hypnotised if you don't want to be" and yet mesmerism [...]

    20. MURDER ON THE BALLARAT TRAIN (Amateur Sleuth-Australia-1920s) – G+Greenwood, Kerry – 3rd in seriesAllen&Unwin, 2005- Trade PaperbackPhryne Fisher and her companion Dot are on the Ballarat Train. Phryne awakens realizing the first class car is filled with chloroform fumes. She opens the windows, saves the passengers but realizes that the quarrelsome mother of one of the passengers is missing. The mother’s body is found badly broken and Phryne agrees to find the killer. Additional, Phryn [...]

    21. So, as a fan of the wonderful show Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries, I figured it was time to delve into an actual book. I firmly believe the book to be superior to any TV/film adaptation.This time, for once, the theory did not hold.Somehow, Phryne in the novel seemed annoying, the story too removed from the actual murder. It seemed like the subplots mattered more.However, the characters, inventiveness, colorful speech and peek into ol' Australia were all gems.I shall try another Greenwood mystery l [...]

    22. Phryne Fisher girds her loins for further adventures and solves a murder on a train as well as the disappearance of little girls in Melbourne. 1. A passable romp. 2. The villain turned into a ridiculous screaming Scooby-Doo monster, screaming about women foiling his achievements. 3. Phryne falls into bed with a boy in college and the whole thing comes off a bit.ard. Like seduction of the innocent or something. 4. (2.75 stars)

    23. There was a lot going on in this novel. Almost too much. I had a really hard time getting into this novel, which surprised me, especially considering how much I loved the first two. This doesn't meant that I didn't like it. It was different enough from the television show to make me pay attention to every detail. I absolutely love this Phryne. She's softer somehow, but still so forward thinking.

    24. Normally, I get bored with series quite easily for a variety of reasons. Well, each book in this series just makes me want more. I adore Phryne and her makeshift family. I love her free-loving ways, both in who she takes to bed and who she takes in. I love her competence and compassion. And every book just makes me love her more.

    25. Another excellent Miss Fisher chronicle. I have to admit I really appreciate seeing how the book unfolds in slightly different ways from the television adaptations. Sometimes I like the book better, sometimes the tv show but both are wonderful all around.

    26. Flapper fun continues in the Phryne Fisher series I love these mysteries, but not for their suspenseful mysteries (always unique but rarely surprising), but because they are just so darn fun to read!! The supporting cast of characters is as delightful as our Lady Detective and life with Fisher and friends in the Roaring 20s is just deliciously fun!!

    27. 4.5 stars a very twisted plot this time, multiple cases to be investigated by Miss Phryne Fisher. Sorry to begin with a complaint, but I am a bit discouraged by two consecutive books featuring various forms of abuse against young girls. Granted, the events fit within the range of historically accurate possibilities, and granted, Phryne responds with outrage, protectiveness, and vengeance, which is satisfying. Still, I'd like fewer child molestors in the next several books, please. This third boo [...]

    28. Third book and we're back on track! Murder on the Ballarat train offers several peculiar mysteries, characters that we love and consistency! Overall, the story was interesting and engaging. Greenwood is at her strongest in her characters, and this novel definitely delivered on that part. I do have some niggles, but in general I'm just enjoy seeing the stories progress and the mysteries unfold in ways that I could never have dreamed of. That, in my opinion, is the charm of a good mystery/detectiv [...]

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