Flying Too High: Miss Phryne Fisher Investigates, Paperback

Flying Too High: Miss Phryne Fisher Investigates Paperback

Part of the Phryne Fisher series

3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Another runaway adventure with glamorous heroine Phryne Fisher! Whether foiling kidnappers' plans, walking the wings of a Tiger Moth or simply deciding what to wear for dinner, Phryne handles everything with her usual panache and flair! Here, the 1920's most glamorous detective flies even higher, handling an abduction and a murder with style and ease...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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781780339528



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I had watched the TV series many years after reading the first book and it reinvigorated an interest in the series. I have to say I love the TV series and like the books.This one has Phryne fly a plane, work out the death of an industrialist who disagreed with most of his family; solve a kidnapping and sleep with at least one beautiful man.She's so irrepressable and so much fun and I can now hear her thanks to the series. I found the book a little muddled and flitting everywhere but otherwise it was a fun read. Nothing too deep, brain candy.

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"She looked like a lewd Corinthian column. She certainly looked seductive, but Isola would have looked seductive in gunny sacks tied with old rope."Fresh from her adventures in Cocaine Blues, Phryne Fisher is taking on more mysteries to be solved, as 1920s Melbourne's premier investigator. In this slim volume, she has to solve a murder and catch a kidnapper, while indulging her passion for flying and moving into a more permanent residence than the Windsor Hotel.I found this plot a bit chaotic. While it all comes together neatly at the end, the kidnapping storyline starts somewhat abruptly and it's difficult to follow for a while. The other plotline, that of the murder, is more interesting and straightforward.The favourite characters from the previous book are back - Phryne, Dot (who has a lot more space to blossom this time), Dr Macmillan, Bert & Cec - as well as numerous new characters, with a particular focus on the Strong Independent Woman. While I appreciate the historical significant of female lawyers who struggled to get cases in the 1920s, every now and again it does feel like Greenwood is on a bit of a campaign.I'll definitely keep reading this series; this was a classic second book. Not quite as good as the first, but certainly not a deterrent.

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