Murder and Mendelssohn

Murder and Mendelssohn

Book - 2014
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Assisting Detective Inspector Jack Robinson in the investigation of an unpopular orchestral conductor's murder, Miss Fisher becomes suspicious of a charismatic code-breaker who has captured John Wilson's affections
Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2014
Edition: First US edition
ISBN: 9781464202483
1464202486
9781464202469
146420246X
Branch Call Number: MYS Greenwood, K 100.20 2014
Characteristics: 327 pages ; 23 cm

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GAI1776
Aug 08, 2017

Excellent book, couldn't figure out the killer till the reveal. Outstanding.

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maipenrai
Dec 06, 2016

(Book 20 in the Phryne Fisher series)

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AtheenWilson
Sep 05, 2016

Probably not quite the book for everyone. In fact, I've begun to see that, while there's a mystery in there somewhere and the characters I like, much of it is filler: costume change, what the characters are eating for every meal, what alcoholic drinks they're consuming, and sex-capades. I find that I can easily read one of them in a couple hours, sometimes even less, if I skip the filler which adds nothing to my understanding of the plot. The TV series are much better, because they show you the costumes, eliminate much of the eating--thank God, since I usually end up eating more myself when I read the books--and keep one focused on the details of the mystery. Usually a book allows for more side plots, but these tend to add words rather than substance.

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Rubicat
Jun 16, 2016

I loved this book as much as all the other Ms. Fisher novels. I was interested in the makeup and organization of a choral group. This is yet another winner as far as I'm concerned,

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Shelley51
Jan 09, 2016

I thought I would never finish this book😩. If this was the first book of Greenwood's I ever read it would also be my last!!

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KatherineHere
Nov 01, 2015

I thought this was tedious (i.e., boring) as well. Not only does she go on and on about gay, gay, gay, but then there is the choir, and all that goes with it, ad nauseum, to the point you find yourself skipping here and there. I think it would be smart to skip this book altogether.

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QMCO5
Jun 05, 2015

The story is extremely tedious, but Greenwood spends a great deal of time defending gay relationships. Having "gay" characters in a novel is one thing, but she even discusses Bible passages and totally distorts what the Bible teaches and misrepresents the meaning of Greek words.

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wendybradley
Feb 25, 2015

Always enjoyable. I'm a fan.

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merlinsilver
Nov 14, 2014

Homosexuals and their particular sex needs predominates this book and Greenwood leaves nothing to the imagination as to their interactions. Greenwood is even explicit in the scene where a male gay examines Phryne’s naked body in the tiniest detail as she examines his naked body in front of his lover with vivid descriptions. The book does have a ‘who done it’ that keeps you guessing until the end, but I was really disappointed that she included so much pornography.

JCLAmyF Nov 10, 2014

This latest installment of Phryne Fisher's escapades does not disappoint. Set in 1929 Australia, they are atmospheric, fun, witty, and exceptionally well-written. This series could really be picked up in any order - each is a self-contained lovely little mystery. But in addition to being another enjoyable romp through Phryne's world, this book is also a homage (and love letter) to a certain BBC detective...

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