FLYING TOO HIGH (Amateur Sleuth-Australia-1920s) – G+
Greenwood, Kerry – 2nd in series
Allen & Unwin, 2005 – Australian Trade paperback
Phryne Fisher has been called to investigate two separate cases; the kidnap of an 11-year-old girl and to prove the innocence of a man accused of murdering his father. What ties them together? Airplanes.
I want to be Phryne when I grow up. She's smart, resourceful, talented and independent. She is wealthy, but remembers what it was like to be poor. She cares about people and can distinguish between the criminal and the misguided. This is a quick short, quick read that is well plotted, has wonderful supporting characters that kept me involved from the first page. Although this entry isn't quite as strong as others in the series, it is still a delight to read. I'm delighted Poisoned Pen Press is publishing this series for the U.S. audience.