Raisins and Almonds (Phryne Fisher #9)
Hardcover, 207 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Poisoned Pen Press (first published 1997)
Phryne Fisher loves dancing, especially with gorgeous young Simon Abrahams. But Phrynes contentment at the Jewish Young Peoples Society Dance is cut short when Simons father asks her to investigate the strange death of a devout young student in Miss Sylvia Lees bookshop located in the Eastern Market.
I have seen a number of Phryne Fisher mysteries on television but I wasn’t as impressed with the book as I was with ty series.
The mystery was interesting and very Agatha Christie-like. That part I thought was wonderful. The plot itself was good. But I had a hard time getting through the dense writing style of the author.
All the characters seem well crafted. The author has created a great world here. And I really wanted to love it, but it fell short for me. The writing was a 2 star and the plotting and story was 4 star. So I compromised by giving it a 3 star rating.
I will check out some later works of the author to see if they appeal to me more.
I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.