"A sprightly pace, amusing characters, and vividly rendered Melbourne...Fans of Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher will want to check out this one." --Publishers Weekly
It's 1960 and Peregrine Fisher, Phyrne's long-lost niece, is about to get the news of her life.
Phryne's gone missing in the jungles of Papua New Guinea. Only her pearl handled gun and a note arrive back home. She's left instruction that say, that should not turn up in six months' time, a letter must be sent to next of kin.
Peregrine, summons in hand, arrives in Melbourne to Greenwood mansion where she will inherit her aunt's wealth. Phryne's seat in the Adventuresses' Club, on the other hand, must be earned. When two dead bodies turn up at the Astor bridal show, Peregrine gets her chance.
In pure Fisher fashion, she'll defy social expectation with outlandish style, discover a penchant for investigating, all while running circles around the police.