- Published by: Bolinda audio
- Duration: 8 Hours 3 min
- Fiction/Non-Fiction: Fiction
- Genre: Australian Fiction, Crime & Thriller > Historical, Crime & Thriller > Detective, Crime & Thriller > Mystery, Humorous Fiction, Historical Fiction
- Target Audience: Adult
- Released: 14 May 2010
- File Format: MP3 (221MB)
- ISBN: 9781742600994
- Away with the Fairies
Winner AudioFile Earphones Award 2006Shortlisted Audie Award 2008
"Greenwood manages to evoke the elegance of the era in this charming tale, which dwells as much on the wardrobe of the heroine as the morbid details of murder and mayhem." — Vogue
Phryne Fisher - dangerous, passionate, kind, clever and seductive. She drinks cocktails, dances the tango, is the companion of wharfies, and is expert at conducting an elegant dalliance.
It's the 1920s 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.
"Phryne Fisher sparkles with wit and champagne elegance. Stephanie Daniel performs with genteel ease. Her upper-class Australian accents and her wild assortment of reputable and disreputable characters are truly amazing. Kerry Greenwood's 'Agatha-Christie meets-Indiana-Jones' plotting and Daniel's energetic reading make this must listening." — AudioFile Magazine