Away with the Fairies

Away with the Fairies

by Kerry Greenwood

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Overview

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, now streaming on Netflix, starring Essie Davis as the honourable Phryne Fisher

It's 1928 in Melbourne and Phryne is asked to investigate the puzzling death of a famous author and illustrator of fairy stories. To do so, Phryne takes a job within the women's magazine that employed the victim and finds herself enmeshed in her colleagues' deceptions.

But while Phryne is learning the ins and outs of magazine publishing first hand, her personal life is thrown into chaos. Impatient for her lover Lin Chung's imminent return from a silk-buying expedition to China, she instead receives an unusual summons from Lin Chung's family, followed by a series of mysterious assaults and warnings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781464207730
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Series: Phryne Fisher Series , #11
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 73,700
File size: 307 KB

About the Author

Kerry Greenwood was born in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray and after wandering far and wide, she returned to live there. She has degrees in English and Law from Melbourne University and was admitted to the legal profession on the 1st April 1982, a day which she finds both soothing and significant. Kerry has written three series, a number of plays, including The Troubadours with Stephen D'Arcy, is an award-winning children's writer and has edited and contributed to several anthologies. The Phryne Fisher series (pronounced Fry-knee, to rhyme with briny) began in 1989 with Cocaine Blues which was a great success. Kerry has written twenty books in this series with no sign yet of Miss Fisher hanging up her pearl-handled pistol. Kerry says that as long as people want to read them, she can keep writing them. In 2003 Kerry won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Australian Association.


Kerry Greenwood was born in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray and after wandering far and wide, she returned to live there. She has degrees in English and Law from Melbourne University and was admitted to the legal profession on the 1st April 1982, a day which she finds both soothing and significant. Kerry has written three series, a number of plays, including The Troubadours with Stephen D'Arcy, is an award-winning children's writer and has edited and contributed to several anthologies. The Phryne Fisher series (pronounced Fry-knee, to rhyme with briny) began in 1989 with Cocaine Blues which was a great success. Kerry has written twenty books in this series with no sign yet of Miss Fisher hanging up her pearl-handled pistol. Kerry says that as long as people want to read them, she can keep writing them. In 2003 Kerry won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Australian Association.

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Away with the Fairies (Phryne Fisher Series #11) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
flatboat More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy the character development and the historical background along with an interesting plot. This book has it all, with a real thriller sub plot. You should start with some of the first books to meet the characters, but set time aside to really enjoy this book. Everything clicks in this book. This would make a great movie but then you might miss all the insight into the characters.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Phryne never disappoints.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was two stories in one...both were intriguing especially the one where Dot was able to spend time with her sister. A good read.
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
Away with the Fairies by Kerry Greenwood is the eleventh book in Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Marcella Lavender, children’s author, was found dead in her home. The Honorable Phryne Fisher is asked to assist on the case by Detective Inspector Jack Robinson. Miss Lavender had recently come to the police about threatening letters she had received, but she was not taken seriously (which distresses Jack). Miss Lavender was a contributor to Women’s Choice magazine (the advice column). Phryne goes undercover at the magazine to see if she can discover who wanted Miss Lavender dead. Phryne’s attentions are not fully on the case though. Phryne’s lover, Lin Chung has failed to return from his latest buying trip and Phryne is worried. Lin’s family is less than helpful (they do not approve of Phryne) leaving Phryne on her own. Miss Fisher will need to work overtime if she is to catch Miss Lavender’s killer and rescue Lin Chung especially since someone is determined to stop her by any means necessary. Away with the Fairies is well-written and full of action. The two mysteries keep the story lively (murder, adventure, international intrigue). I do wish, though, that the killer of Miss Lavender had been harder to identify. I believe many people will be surprised who is behind Lin Chung’s disappearance. The book has nice pacing and flow which makes for an easy to read story. I am giving Away with the Fairies 4 out of 5 stars (I liked it). The language or word usage suits the time period (people had a better vocabulary back then). I love the characters especially Phryne Fisher (I wish I was more adventuress like her). Phryne is a woman who is comfortable in her own skin. She is not willing to change to conform to societies standards or expectations. Phryne is a strong, passionate, confident woman who will protect those she loves and cares about (her family and friends). I do recommend reading the books in the series in order. Otherwise, you will be missing some pertinent details. Away with the Fairies is an entertaining historical mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed the book
Deb-Krenzer More than 1 year ago
I just love Phyrne Fisher. I don't think there were a lot of women like her around 1928. This is a woman you do not want to mess with. She is constantly throwing out verbal threats and sometimes she even has to act on them. (People can be so foolish!) She also has a big heart, doesn't take any crap, has lots of money and is willing to give it out to anyone who needs it or anyone who help the case she is involved in at the moment. This latest one has two mysteries going on. The first is her "lover" Lin Chang has gone to China to purchase a new shipment of silk and she hasn't heard from him in weeks. She's very concerned. The second is a middle aged woman who is quite eccentric and has been murdered. This case takes her into the magazine/newspaper/publishing world. The rag she is helping by writing some fashion articles has mostly women. And, believe me, these women can argue about the nit pickiest things. HA!! Two mysteries, one she works with the police, and the other, she works alone. Her most favored way to work things. She gets away with a lot more that way. Always a great read, Phyrne Fisher is a hero and well beyond her time. Thanks to Poisoned Pen Press and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have skipped the previous books in the series and was afraid I would not be able to connect with the characters but glad to find out this title could be enjoyed as a standalone work. "Away with the Fairies" is a chic, adventurous, and cozy mystery read with few surprises making this title a wonderful work-of-art . The succinct and detailed descriptions of the fashion, high style, the glamorous life style in the 1920s are definitely some nice touches added to the historical backdrop. The mentioning of the troubling time in China certainly is exotic. Besides the expected plot of solving a crime case, the author throws in an unexpected surprise of saving the protagonist's boyfriend from the abominable pirates. Plot wise as a whole is a bit far-fetched and unconvincing but certainly very entertaining. Being said, "Away with the Fairies" is a quality, solid and fun cozy read. Thanks Netgallery and Poisoned Pen Press for giving me a chance to review the book in exchange of my honest opinions. .
PegGlover More than 1 year ago
A suspicious death, had Private Investigator Phryne Fisher, accepting a temporary position at the Women’s Choice Magazine. Miss Lavender, an advice columnist for the magazine, was found dead in her home. It was discovered that threatening letters were being sent to her, by dissatisfied recipients of her advice. Aside from the need to probe more deeply into unsettling remarks made by Miss Lavender’s neighbors, PI Phryne Fisher felt compelled to follow up on a hunch, that Women’s Choice Magazine had something to do with the columnist’s death. Phryne was finding it difficult to concentrate on her work after news of increasing violence off the coast of China, reached her. The troublesome area was right where her lover, Lin Chung’s ship had sailed or possibly could still be. When Lin Chung’s bodyguard came bearing terrible news, mild-mannered Phryne Fisher became enraged. Phryne Fisher was out for blood now, and if she had to squash Pirates to save her lover than that’s what she would do. Although Away With The Fairies is an intriguing read with unique characters and a captivating plot, it took me a while to become engrossed in the novel. Once I did though, I was hooked. Thank you, Poisoned Pen Press and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.
RRatliff More than 1 year ago
Another fantastic read. This installment finds Phryne working - an actual job, for the first time - at a women's magazine trying to unravel the mysterious death of children's author and fairy illustrator. Plenty of twists and turns, as always, well-paced, and a great glimpse into the working woman's world of the day. I think this book may have a broader range of characters than any other Phryne mystery so far. It was neat seeing Phryne interact with so many different people - and handling it flawlessly, true to form. I always appreciate the intricate historical detail in Phryne's mysteries. Everything from the fashion to the politics of the day, and something unique to this series, the impact of the Great War on various areas of society beyond just those directly involved. I also thoroughly enjoyed the fact that this book has Phryne working two mysteries simultaneously, one of them testing her to her limits. I was almost hoping one of them would be a cliff-hanger trailing into the next book, but it was most enjoyable all the same.
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Storytellermary More than 1 year ago
Double Trouble Phryne investigates the murder of an advice columnist and author/illustrator of fairy stories at a woman’s magazine. Meanwhile, Lin Chung has not returned from a silk buying trip to China, captured by pirates. There are layers and layers of complications in both cases, and much to learn, for example, Cyanide turns blue colors red. I love this series, and love the way characters work as a team and care for others. Aside: Curious about mention of a paper frill in a fireplace (decoration for warm weather when fireplace not in use), I found a piece by Harriet Beecher Stowe on making a home comfortable for those living there and another piece giving advice for young women living in boarding houses, furnishing rooms on a budget. I love books that lead to learning something new!
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Licked a paw.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The message is, that I don't usually RP kits. I don't know much about out warriors, mostly because I haven't read the books. I mostly RP in BloodClan, and I'm not really active. But when I am, I am REALLY active and post quickly. I don't ignore anyone, unless I don't want to talk to them, or they're trying to disrupt the Clan. I'm very loyal to others and I'm very understanding. But I can get almost 100% OOC a lot. <p> The request is to adopt at least one these kits. You ca take one to RP yourself, if you want, but I just want to have an RP that actually has a family. And yes, I have read the stuff above. <p> ForestKit: She is a swirly cream colored cat, with dark brown paws and tail tip. Her eyes are dark green. <p> VineKit: He is black, with silver specked green eyes. <p> DewKit: She's a pretty Calico with light purple eyes. <p> I'll post at 'falling ash', too.
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Sedgewhisker nudged Stormflower. &quot;are you sure? Kits belong with their mother.&quot;
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Sedgewhisker nodded. &quot;we have to get the other three!&quot;
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nuu Lily. Lol. Pretend this was posted earlier because I've been busy setting everything up :) technically from around midday. Anyway, it's at AshClan's new area's border.)) A small white cat, with a foreign scent, slowly weaved down along the border, taking in the scents and collecting where the markings were the strongest. She barely looked around, and was long gone before the sunset patrol. ~A white cat &hearts
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She jerked up. "I'll get the other three."
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I am not active because in hospital.try to get wifi.be on tomorrow night
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We are at 'Raining ash' result 1
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool.)) She padded to the gathering.