Flying Too High

Flying Too High

A Phryne Fisher Mystery

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
The author of "Death by Misadventure" brings back her outrageous heroine, Australian sleuth Phryne Fisher, in the second mystery of this delightful series set in the roaring '20s. This time, Phryne has to figure out who finished off a family man whose entire family hated him.

Poisoned Pen Press
Phryne Fisher has her hands full in this, her second adventure. And just when we think she’s merely a brilliant, daring, sexy woman, Phyrne demonstrates other skills, including flying an airplane and doing her own stunts!Phryne takes on a fresh case at the pleading of a hysterical woman who fears her hot-headed son is about to murder his equally hot-headed father. Phryne, bold as we love her to be, first upstages the son in his own airplane at his Sky-High Flying School, then promptly confronts him about his mother’s alarm. To her dismay, however, the father is soon killed and the son taken off to jail.Then a young girl is kidnapped, and Phryne—who will never leave anyone in danger, let alone a child—goes off to the rescue. Engaging the help of Bert and Cec, the always cooperative Detective-Inspector Robinson, and her old flying chum Bunji Ross, Phryne comes up with a scheme too clever to be anyone else’s, and in her typical fashion saves the day, with plenty of good food and hot tea all around.Meanwhile, Phryne moves into her new home at 221B, The Esplanade, firmly establishes Dot as her “Watson,” and adds two more of our favorite characters, Mr. and Mrs. Butler, to the cast.

Ingram Publishing Services
The author of ""Death by Misadventure"" brings back her outrageous heroine, Australian sleuth Phryne Fisher, in the second mystery of this delightful series set in the roaring '20s. This time, Phryne has to figure out who finished off a family man whose entire family hated him.

The second in the classic Phryne Fisher series from Kerry Greenwood, featuring the irresistible heroine Phryne. Whether shes foiling kidnappers, seducing beautiful young men or simply deciding what to wear for dinner, Phryne handles everything with her inimitable panache and flair.
Danger, excitement and love--this is how the glamorous Phryne Fisher is determined to live her life in her second enticing adventure.


Walking the wings of a Tiger Moth plane in full flight ought to be enough excitement for most people, but not Phryne Fisher, amateur detective, woman of mystery, as delectable as the finest chocolate and as sharp as razor blades.


In this, the second Phryne Fisher mystery, the 1920s' most talented and glamorous detective flies even higher, handling a murder, a kidnapping and the usual array of beautiful young men with style and consummate ease--and all before it's time to adjourn to the Queenscliff Hotel for breakfast. Whether she's flying planes, clearing a friend of homicide charges or saving a child from kidnapping, she handles everything with the same dash and elan with which she drives her red Hispano-Suiza.



Baker
& Taylor

When the much disliked Mr. McNaughton of the Sky-High Flying School receives a fatal blow to the head, Phryne Fisher steps in to prove that Bill, McNaughton's son, is not the murderer. Originally in paperback.

Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2006
Edition: 1st U.S. hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781590582374
1590582373
Branch Call Number: M GREENWOOD
Characteristics: 156 p. ; 23 cm

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cltanguay
Jan 05, 2017

Book 2

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maipenrai
Dec 06, 2016

(The second book in the Phryne Fisher series)

melish Dec 20, 2015

The TV show is great and the books are great, each in different ways. I recommend seeing the videos first, then reading the books. One has a picture of the characters (and the clothes) from the TV. Then read the books for the added characters and a variant mystery puzzle. I happily read them a second (or third) time and laugh and laugh.

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KatherineHere
Nov 24, 2015

Phryne as wing-walker! I liked this book. Other comments say they like the PBS shows better, but this is the WHOLE story, not ground down to 60 mins. These stories contain fascinating historical data as well as a very wild tale of this seductive, wealthy fictional flapper.

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carmag1
Jun 30, 2015

I agree with kancruze. I liked the PBS shows better than this book.

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JCLHebahA
Jun 25, 2015

Another fun Phryne Fisher romp, albeit not quite as engaging as the first. Still a series I intend to follow.

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cknightkc
Mar 28, 2015

A pleasant romp if you're looking for something quick to read.

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kancruze
Mar 01, 2015

Disappointed that I like her shows on PBS better than reading the book.

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lozza1401
Sep 12, 2013

The second instalment of Miss Fisher's investigations. A quick and enjoyable read.

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