Murder on the Ballarat Train : Phryne Fisher

  • by Kerry Greenwood
  • Narrated by Stephanie Daniel
  • Series: Phryne Fisher
  • 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In Phryne's third adventure, Phryne is off to Ballarat for a week of fabulousness, but the sedate journey by train turns out to be far from the restful trip she was planning. What was planned as a restful country sojourn turns into the stuff of nightmares: a young girl who can't remember anything, rumours of vile white slavery, and the body of an old woman missing her emerald rings. And Phryne is at the centre, working through the clues to arrive at the incredible truth before another murder is committed. Fortunately, Phryne can still find a little time for a discreet dalliance and the delicious diversion of that rowing team of young men.


What the Critics Say

"This latest mystery to feature the irrepressible Phryne Fisher, Melbourne's uninhibited 1920s private detective, begins with Phryne saving the lives of a group of travelers when someone chloroforms their train compartments. Unfortunately, an elderly woman is discovered missing and then found murdered. It's left to Phryne to unmask the killer while rescuing a young girl who suffers from amnesia. This series continues to offer a feisty main character and a vividly created and definitely unusual historical setting - the flapper Down Under." ( Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

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Murder mystery plus hypnotism

This is another great story by Kerry Greenwood, read by the imitable Stephanie Daniel. The murder mystery at the heart of it is only one strand, the other being the story of a hypnotist who puts children under a spell, to get them to work as servants or sexual slaves. This is no 'crime comedy' but a tale of dark doings in suburbia. Phyrne sails through it all with her customary panache, but ends up adopting two girls. So she has a heart as well as style - and she lands a handsome young student in bed one night as well. Very well-written and read.
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- Rodney Fielding

Loving the Miss Fisher books!

So far this is my second Phyrne Fisher mystery, and I am hooked. Stephanie Daniel is a great narrator, Kerry Greenwood an excellent author... roll on number three!
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- gertrude

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-03-2010
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd