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‘Greenwood’s strength lies in her ability to create characters that are wholly satisfying: the bad guys are bad, and the good guys are great’ Vogue

1929: Girls are going missing in Melbourne. Little, pretty golden-haired girls. And not just pretty. Three of them are pregnant, poor girls from the harsh confines of the Magdalene Laundry. People are getting nervous.

Polly Kettle, a pushy, self-important Girl Reporter with ambition and no sense of self-preservation, decides to investigate – and promptly goes missing herself. It’s time for Phryne and Dot to put a stop to this and find Polly Kettle before something quite irreparable happens to all of them. It’s all piracy and dark cellars, convents and plots, murder and mystery . . . and Phryne finally finds out if it’s true that blondes have more fun.

Praise for Kerry Greenwood:

‘Elegant, fabulously wealthy and sharp as a tack, Phryne sleuths with customary panache… [she is] irresistibly charmingThe Age

‘Phryne Fisher is gutsy and adventurous, and endowed with plenty of grey matter’ West Australian

‘In a word: delightful’ Herald Sun

‘Miss Fisher has beauty, brains and oodles of style … a well-constructed novel that enchants, excites, enthrals and entertains‘ Good Reading Magazine