Murder and Mendelssohn

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Murder and Mendelssohn

Murder and Mendelssohn To the accompaniment of heavenly choirs singing the fearless Miss Phryne Fisher returns in her th adventure with musical score in hand An orchestral conductor has been found dead and Detective Insp

  • Title: Murder and Mendelssohn
  • Author: Kerry Greenwood
  • ISBN: 9781742379562
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Paperback
  • To the accompaniment of heavenly choirs singing, the fearless Miss Phryne Fisher returns in her 20th adventure with musical score in hand An orchestral conductor has been found dead and Detective Inspector Jack Robinson needs the delightfully incisive and sophisticated Miss Fisher s assistance to enter a world in which he is truly lost Hugh Tregennis, not much liked by aTo the accompaniment of heavenly choirs singing, the fearless Miss Phryne Fisher returns in her 20th adventure with musical score in hand An orchestral conductor has been found dead and Detective Inspector Jack Robinson needs the delightfully incisive and sophisticated Miss Fisher s assistance to enter a world in which he is truly lost Hugh Tregennis, not much liked by anyone, has been murdered in a most flamboyant mode by a killer with a point to prove But how many killers is Phryne really stalking At the same time, the dark curls, disdainful air and the lavender eyes of mathematician and code breaker Rupert Sheffield are taking Melbourne by storm They ve certainly taken the heart of Phryne s old friend from the trenches of WWI, John Wilson Phryne recognizes Sheffield as a man who attracts danger and is determined to protect John from harm Even with the faithful Dot, Mr and Mrs Butler, and all in her household ready to pull their weight, Phryne s task is complex While Mendelssohn s Elijah, memories of the Great War, and the science of deduction ring in her head, Phryne s past must also play its part as MI6 become involved in the tangled web of murders.

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    1. Angie Nuttall on said:

      I first discovered Phryne Fisher in 2006 and became a fan instantly. There was only one glitch along the way - Queen of the Flower Fairies - which I thought was a bit unlikely. The last two novels I enjoyed immensely,so was thrilled to see a new Phryne out for Christmas 2013. But it took me three goes to actually read this one. Sadly it's been a disappointment, and for several good reasons. Firstly, I was confused by Greenwood introducing the idea that Phryne had taken the young gay man, John Wi [...]

    2. Sue on said:

      Ahh! Another new (to me) mystery series that I can now luxuriate in. It is perhaps silly to start with the 20th installment in a series but when I saw this book offered by NetGalley I did request it. Somehow, I became distracted by my other reading and only got to the book this week but made up for that by ploughing through and enjoying Phryne Fisher and her tart observations on life and love.There is much to enjoy here. While the primary mystery itself may be somewhat "light", the murder of an [...]

    3. Miriam on said:

      Even more implausible than the norm for this series (view spoiler)[Phryne is so hot that even gay guys sleep with her. And now we're told she was a super-spy; where did that fit in, between being an ambulance driver and an artist's model in Paris? And the murderer and his motivations: oh, please. (hide spoiler)] but a fun read. Plus: The choir and its personal drama was funny and seemed realistically like what I hear from choir friends. Minus: I Have a peev about fiction (especially historical, [...]

    4. Marianne on said:

      “Phryne stayed where she was, watching. Robinson admired the way she did not seem to watch; inspecting her nails, running a finger up her calf as thought to check for a run in her stocking, fussing with her hair. She looked perfectly harmless, unless you caught her eye, in which case you felt that you were stripped down to component molecules, weighed in the balance, and found wanting.”Murder and Mendelssohn is the twentieth book in the popular Phryne Fisher series by Australian author, Kerr [...]

    5. Whitney Millirons on said:

      I do indeed love Miss Fisher, but there is one very disturbing element that is becoming more prevalent in the last three books-the disappearance of Lin Chung. A bare mention in Dead Man's Chest, a few pages in Unnatural Habits, and here again, a bare mention. I don't like the tv series as I feel the actress is a little too old (you can see the fine lines on her face in strong light), there is no Mrs. Butler and no Ruth. But the biggest reason I don't like the tv series is the romance between Phr [...]

    6. Nikki on said:

      The last Phryne book so far! Not quite sure what I’ll do without her; in fact, I’m vastly tempted to just pick up Cocaine Blues and begin again, the same way I do with Dorothy L. Sayers’ Lord Peter books, sometimes. Murder and Mendelssohn is a strong entry in the series because of the side characters, who no doubt most readers will recognise — the war-damaged John Wilson, and the genius investigator Rupert Sheffield.They very much follow the BBC Sherlock interpretation of the characters, [...]

    7. Lynn on said:

      I was disappointed by this installment. I found the author had an agenda to get out and that was the focus of the book rather than the entertaining, and interesting murder mystery/attempted murder. I thought the murder was at best a fourth subplot, far behind others. And maybe it's just me, but I have noticed a trend in historical fiction to ascribe historically inaccurate beliefs and ideals to many characters. I have no problems with historical fiction, but for an allegedly well-researched auth [...]

    8. Laura on said:

      i was going to give this book two or maybe three stars until i came upon this comment in the afterward: "i saw half of one episode of elementary, where sherlock is in america and his watson is a woman, and it's silly. the bbc sherlock possesses the imagination." no. just no. if any adaption of sherlock holmes is silly, it's this one. it's embarrassing and i fervently wish i could take back having read it.

    9. Ivonne Rovira on said:

      Fans of the fabulous Phryne Fisher have reasons to rejoice — and to mourn.They should rejoice because so many of the Honorable Phryne Fisher’s entourage — the Butlers, her adopted daughters Ruth and Jane; her loyal maid and friend, Dot Williams; Inspector “Call Me Jack — Everyone Else Does” Robinson, “red-raggers” Cec and Bert, Phryne’s sister Eliza and the worldly wise Dr. Elizabeth MacMillan — figure in a most cleverly plotted novel featuring not one but three mysteries. Ph [...]

    10. Marijan on said:

      And there she goes. The last book of the serial. And I'm really sorry to see her go. Miss Fisher reveals some new talents, meets some old friends, and reveals an old murderer. Farewell, princess, you'll be sorely missed. :'(

    11. Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all) on said:

      As I have said before, Ms Greenwood's books are uneven in quality. Some are great fun, others not so much. This, the latest in the Fisher saga, could have been so much more fun than it was. It was almost as if two completely different books had been cut together--or two completely different authors had been working together. The mystery part was good--who's killing off obnoxious choir directors and why? It's only a minor, non-professional choir putting on Mendelssohn's Elijah, not that big of a [...]

    12. Peter Pilot on said:

      I have loved all the Phryne Fisher books so far, but this one was a great disappointment. There was very little plot and it felt as though the whole thing had been flung together in a big hurry, with very little effort or thought. Bits and pieces of previous books were stirred together, and instead of being fresh and entertaining, these famililar elements came across as tired and annoying cliches. My feeling is that the success of the "Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries", the television series based [...]

    13. Dana Stabenow on said:

      Greenwood's twentieth Phryne Fisher novel, and I think her best yet. DI Jack Robinson brings Phryne the case file of a conductor who has, apparently, been suffocated by someone stuffing most of the score of a Mendelssohn oratorio down his throat. Either it's murder or a really pissed off music critic.But this book isn't only or even mostly about the murder. Doctor John Wilson, whom Phryne knew from her days as an ambulance driver in WWI, is in town, and in unrequited love with his employer, math [...]

    14. Lyn Battersby on said:

      Okay, I probably will read more books in this series, but as first novels (for the reader) go, this was a pretty bad start.First of all, I found the "Honourable" Miss Fisher to be a caricature of the female investigator and therefore found it impossible to warm to her. For one thing, I found her seduction of her 'invert' friend John deplorable and the notion that somehow her feminine charms are enough to successfully seduce him laughable. Next, the mysteries. There are two in "Murder and Mendels [...]

    15. Pamela on said:

      I've just returned from a short trip back to my home of Australia to visit friends and family. In my former life there I worked for the National Trust and so my parents and my best friend were terribly excited to show me a popular Australian television series named 'Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries' which was filmed almost entirely on and in National Trust properties. I quite enjoyed it. It was enjoyable, it was a wonderfully filmed representation of 1930's Melbourne, and the characters were fun, [...]

    16. Triss on said:

      Oh my poor Phyrne. Despite what your creator thinks, you and your household CAN do wrong. Confusing and bizarre.Time to get your own series, Bert and Cec.

    17. Anne Germain on said:

      Awful! Too long, tries to be clever but fails and awful sex scenes

    18. Margaret on said:

      Picked up (ie snatched from the display stand and raced to the counter in a high state of excitement) the brand new Kerry Greenwood novel “Murder and Mendelssohn” on Saturday. This book is the 20th novel starring the Hon. Phryne Fisher, fashion plate and private detective, set in 1920s Melbourne.In “Murder and Mendelssohn” the conductor of a choir about to perform Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” is found murdered. Detective Inspector Jack Robinson is uncomfortable with the world of music an [...]

    19. Julie on said:

      A choral conductor is killed in a very personal way and it looks like more conductors may follow. Meanwhile, Phryne meets a former lover from her war days. Their reconnection is shadowed by the fact that somebody seems to be making attempts on the life of the man he loves. I love this series, but found this one disappointing. Way too much space is spent quoting and repeating music lyrics from Mendelssohn to folk songs. Way too much space! There are two mysteries to be solved and one Phryne handl [...]

    20. Sally906 on said:

      The Phryne Fisher mystery series is top of my ‘must buy immediately’ book list, and I know I am always going to enjoy her fun investigations.Phryne is a beautiful, intelligent, wealthy and independent thoroughly modern Miss. She smokes, drinks, has casual sex and drives her cars fast – however she is very kind-hearted and always on the side of the underdog. Phryne has a knack for solving mysteries, using the talents of her extended household, family and friends. MURDER AND MENDELSSOHN is a [...]

    21. Phrynne on said:

      The 20th Phryne Fisher book so far and it was actually one of the best! I loved all the detail about Phryne's family and the bedroom scene towards the end was one of the strangest I have ever read. I have been watching the TV series and had to make a mental adjustment to the different approach to the character of Jack Robinson. He does not feature as a love interest for Phryne in the novels. I was sad to finish the book because I now have to wait another year for the next one. Please Kerry Green [...]

    22. Sue Bursztynski on said:

      Great fun, like all of Kerry's crime fiction, and brings in a Melbourne that is long gone, yet still there. I know that part of Collins Street! And the choir's accompanist lives in what later became an office building which housed the Education Department. I always find out something about the author by reading her books; Phryne, it seems, has choral experience, but so does Kerry. In other books, she does a loving description of some food I just know she has cooked herself. She really does write [...]

    23. Sharon Redfern on said:

      One of the new authors I discovered when I started working in a library was Kerry Greenwood. From the first book-Cocaine Blues (2005) to this newest one, I have enjoyed them all immensely. In the latest book, Phryne finds herself in the middle the murder of a chorus conductor. A nasty man, he was disliked by all and no-one mourns his loss. Phrynne becomes friends with the choristers and soon finds herself singing with them. Phryne also reconnects with a wartime amour of hers, Dr. John Wilson and [...]

    24. Kylie on said:

      I preferred this to the last Phryne! The story flowed well, and it wasn't too unrealistic! There was a lovely twist of two cases, which complimented (but didn't disturb) each other - apart from Phryne running the risk of intercepting a bullet or some such disaster occasionally.Despite that I liked this story, it only merited 3 stars for me. Ms Greenwood is, falling into a very bad habit of disconnected sentences. I don't quite know what else to call them. e.g. "d Ruth, who was feeding the family [...]

    25. Kathryn on said:

      Since I sing in a choir myself, I really enjoyed the choir aspects of this most recent Phryne Fisher mystery. And I am so very glad that our conductor is nothing like the first 2 conductors described in this!I became quite lost in the Ratcliffe part of the mystery and couldn’t really work out what was happening at all - I was listening to it on audiobook, so my attention probably wandered at a (or several) critical point so that I missed something vital and then couldn’t connect the dots wit [...]

    26. Jenne on said:

      There are VERY few series that I'm still reading at installment #20. For mysteries especially, it's a delicate balance for the author to give us enough fanservice (and I mean that in the best way possible--in this case it's lots of descriptions of fancy outfits and delicious meals and hot guys and so on) but still have an interesting-enough whodunit to be a framework for the fanservice.This one was doing a really excellent job for about the first half, but then detoured into some of the sappiest [...]

    27. Kate on said:

      Phryne Fisher’s twentieth novel is a delightful story of – as the title suggests – Murder and Mendelssohn. With the discovery of a choral conductor found dead in bizarre circumstances, Detective Inspector Jack Robinson finds himself needing the unique expertise of Miss Fisher. With her very own particular brand of detective skills, Phyrne gets on the case – but as more clues come to light it may be more than just the one murderer at large. The best thing about a Phryne Fisher mystery is [...]

    28. Damaskcat on said:

      Miss Phryne Fisher has been asked to help her friend Jack Robinson, the detective, to investigate the murder of a musical conductor. He thinks Phryne might be able to find out more than he can from the members of the choir. Never averse to a spot of sleuthing, Phryne agrees and joins the choir herself. It is soon clear to her that everyone could have had both motive and opportunity. Attending a lecture on the science of deduction, Phryne meets up with a former lover from the Great War, John Wils [...]

    29. Siria on said:

      Another entertaining installment in the Phryne Fisher series. This time, she's called on both to solve the murder of obnoxious conductor Hedley Tregennis and to play matchmaker for her old friend, John Wilson, who has a terrible case of (perhaps) unrequited love for the cold mathematician Rupert Sheffield. Murder and Mendelssohn has all the usual merits and flaws of a Phryne Fisher book—Greenwood's prose style could never be called polished—but I did like the care Greenwood took here to deal [...]

    30. Carolyn on said:

      This is classic Phrynne Fisher. Plenty of murder, mystery, intrigue and sex. When a choirmaster is murdered Inspector Jack Robinson calls in Phrynne to help infiltrate the choir and find out who might have had a motive. Phrynne also catches up with an old lover John Watson from her days driving an ambulance in WWI and undertakes to help him find out who is trying to kill the brilliant but enigmatic mathematician Rupert Sheffield. She also detects that John has a severe case of unrequited love an [...]

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