Ruddy Gore

Ruddy Gore Kerry Greenwood
  • Title: Ruddy Gore
  • Author: Kerry Greenwood
  • ISBN: 9781590581186
  • Page: 494
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ruddy Gore Kerry Greenwood Ruddy Gore Running late to a gala performance of Gilbert and Sullivan s Ruddigore Phryne Fisher meets some thugs in dark alley and handles them convincingly before they can ruin her silver dress She then finds
    Running late to a gala performance of Gilbert and Sullivan s Ruddigore, Phryne Fisher meets some thugs in dark alley and handles them convincingly before they can ruin her silver dress She then finds that she has rescued the handsome Lin Chung, and his grandmother, who briefly mistake her for a deity.Denying divinity but accepting cognac, she later continues safely to theRunning late to a gala performance of Gilbert and Sullivan s Ruddigore, Phryne Fisher meets some thugs in dark alley and handles them convincingly before they can ruin her silver dress She then finds that she has rescued the handsome Lin Chung, and his grandmother, who briefly mistake her for a deity.Denying divinity but accepting cognac, she later continues safely to the theatre where her night is again interrupted by a bizarre death onstage.What links can Phryne find between the ridiculously entertaining plot of Ruddigore, the Chinese community of Little Bourke St or the actors treading the boards of His Majesty s Theatre
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    About Kerry Greenwood


    1. Kerry Greenwood was born in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray and after wandering far and wide, she returned to live there She has a degree in English and Law from Melbourne University and was admitted to the legal profession on the 1st April 1982, a day which she finds both soothing and significant.Kerry has written twenty novels, a number of plays, including The Troubadours with Stephen D Arcy, is an award winning children s writer and has edited and contributed to several anthologies In 1996 she published a book of essays on female murderers called Things She Loves Why women Kill.The Phryne Fisher series pronounced Fry knee, to rhyme with briny began in 1989 with Cocaine Blues which was a great success Kerry has written thirteen books in this series with no sign yet of Miss Fisher hanging up her pearl handled pistol Kerry says that as long as people want to read them, she can keep writing them.Kerry Greenwood has worked as a folk singer, factory hand, director, producer, translator, costume maker, cook and is currently a solicitor When she is not writing, she works as a locum solicitor for the Victorian Legal Aid She is also the unpaid curator of seven thousand books, three cats Attila, Belladonna and Ashe and a computer called Apple which squeaks She embroiders very well but cannot knit She has flown planes and leapt out of them with a parachute in an attempt to cure her fear of heights she is now terrified of jumping out of planes but can climb ladders without fear She can detect second hand bookshops from blocks away and is often found within them.For fun Kerry reads science fiction fantasy and detective stories She is not married, has no children and lives with a registered wizard When she is not doing any of the above she stares blankly out of the window.earthlydelights


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    1. Dot, I have the strangest feeling that I m caught up in a Gilbert and Sullivan plot.Beautiful, brilliant, svelte Phryne Fisher s old pal, Sir Bernard Tarrant, begs her to investigate when an actor and his replacement are both poisoned during a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan s Ruddigore ergo, the title I enjoyed the novel, but the resolution of one of the murders was as implausible as something out of a GS operetta the other murder inquiry was much better While I missed red raggers Cec and B [...]

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    2. I wasn t as caught up in this one as with some of the others at least, not the mystery, though I am enjoying Phryne s latest lover, Lin Chung But the whole supernatural aspect is just thin to me, and the plot relies on the reader to make the same mistake as the characters, or it becomes rather obvious I found bits of it contradictory Phryne notices certain characters, but then doesn t factor them into her understanding of what s going on for far too long And there s the melodrama with the hints [...]

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    3. Originally published at Reading RealityIn a week which started terrifically but where I eventually bounced off of than half the books I planned to read, I found myself searching for a comfort read to finish the week And as usual found myself sinking gratefully into the immersive world of Phryne Fisher, as created by Kerry Greenwood And I have emerged, like Phryne from her luxurious bath, grateful for the respite.The mystery in this book takes place during a seemingly ill starred run of one of G [...]

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    4. Is there a rule that all mystery authors from Britain and her former colonies have to have one story in a series that involves the theater or actors In this case, we have a poisoning during a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan, capping a series of tricks and threats that had the cast already on the edge of a panic Luckily, a detective friend of the manager happens to be in the audience.

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    5. 3.75 Savoy StarsI do love a well produced Gilbert and Sullivan musical and this book managed to take you backstage and into the mysteries of the stage An excellent reintroduction to Phryne Fisher books, and I am looking forward to continuing the series.

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    6. Five stars for a light, enjoyable and highly theatrical read which was just what I wanted to combat the stress of real life Greenwood is on form, and this installment of Phyrne Fisher s saga is delicious, if you don t take anything seriously Why should you She certainly doesn t Even her penchant for detection can be dropped at will she s not being paid to do it, which would ruin it for her She repeatedly compares herself to Phryne, the Hellenic courtesan a woman who lived for pleasure and capric [...]

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    7. I might ve enjoyed this a bit the second time than I did the first time, though it s by no means one of my favourites It does introduce Lin Chung, but I don t really enjoy Phryne s attitude to female characters like Leila Esperance It s that slightly bemusing attitude that all actors are the same, and all musicians, even to the extent that all trombonists are a pain in the neck and inclined to murder see The Green Mill Murder , and following that attitude, the consequent assumption that all act [...]

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    8. The story starts off with a Thunk , as a hatchet hits a door that Phryne and Bunji Ross are passing by, whereby Phryne finds that she s intervened in a fight between two Chinese families, and has rescued the matriarch and the heir of the Lin family Phyrne is a clever student of people and their motivations, which helps her to figure out who poisoned one of the Gilbert and Sullivan actors We don t see much of her extended family in this, though she does bring in Dot to do a search for clues, know [...]

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    9. OK, this is the third of these mysteries I ve read in a row Maybe I m just over it, but this one seemed pretty weak Also, I didn t realize it was about Gilbert and Sullivan My mistake I loathe Gilbert and Sullivan It turns out I don t much care for even reading about G and S It was one of those cases in which I was halfway through and made a conscious decision to read the rest of it, just to see how the murder was tied up I think I ll give this author a rest.

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    10. Ridiculous partly due to heavy dose of Gilbert and Sullivan , but entertaining The series is fun, fast paced, frivolous and fluctuating, but I can t stop reading it.

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    11. RUDDY GORE Licensed Inves Phryne Fisher Australia 1920s VGGreenwood, Kerry 7th in seriesPoisoned Pen Press, 2005, US Hardcover ISBN 1590581180First Sentence The hatchet flicked past, end over end, and struck a wooden shutter with a hollow thud On the way to a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan s Ruddigore, private inquiry agent The Honorable Phryne Fisher helps to break up an attack on an elderly Chinese woman but meets her attractive grandson, Lin Chung But it is at the theatre Phryne find her [...]

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    12. A solid Phryne Fisher This one set in the theater world where Phryne untangles quite a bit of yarns to get to the truth Good use of Gilbert and Sullivan both in the set up of the theater and the plot line This one opens a new chapter in Phryne s series, it introduces I believe new recurring characters, Lin Chung in particular and although the portrayal of Chinese people is a bit cringe worthy reflects the times at least , it does set up something like an ideal universe and let s be honest Phryne [...]

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    13. Phryne Fisher goes to see Ruddigore Gilbert Sullivan and two actors are poisoned and a ghost is haunting the theatre She investigates This is my least favorite of the series so far So little is seen of the supporting characters I love like Dot, The Butlers and Bert Cec, though her assistant in this one is an interesting boy And then it seems like we had yet another oligatory lover of the novel I like Phryne s freedom and disregard for the conventions of the time, but it is seemingly too formulai [...]

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    14. This installment sees Phryne investigating a series of deaths in a theatre company staging a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan s Ruddigore it s very much a case in which life imitates art, with some of the over the top plot twists clearly a tongue in cheek homage to GS Phryne also gains a new, potentially long ish term partner in the form of Lin Chung, a local silk merchant It s great to see an Asian man represented as a smart and desirable lover, and I do like the combination of him and Phry [...]

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    15. Ruddy Gore by Kerry Greenwood is the 7th book in the Miss Fisher mystery series Phrynne Fisher is hired to investigate a series of malicious events and the appearance of a ghost during the current performance of Gilbert and Sullivan s Ruddigore Another terrific book in the series We are also introduced to Lin Chung, Phrynne s latest lover and learn a bit about the difficulties the Chinese experience integrating into Australian culture I enjoyed the book very much and look forward to the next one [...]

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    16. This one is all based around a Gilbert Sullivan opera company, which was fun Reminds me of college.

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    17. Enjoyable Stephanie Daniel seems to be hitting all the right notes, even in the bits that are sung though my ear for music isn t good This might need to be upped to a nearly 4 stars.

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    18. 2 5 18 2.99 for Kindle.

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    19. Ruddy Gore by Kerry Greenwood is the seventh book in Miss Fisher s Murder Mysteries Phyrne Fisher is attending a gala performance of Gilbert and Sullivan s Ruddigore at His Majesty s Theater Along the way, Phryne and her aviator friend, Bunji Ross encounter some trouble and must rescue an elderly Chinese woman and her grandson, Lin Chung good thing Phryne is handy with an axe Phryne is enjoying the performance until Walter Copland, playing Sir Ruthven, collapses on the stage The theater s manage [...]

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    20. Least favorite of the series so far There was way too much about the theater and not enough of the Phryne I ve come to like.

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    21. A night at the theatre is interrupted by a bizarre and mysterious on stage deathRunning late to the Hinkler gala performance of Gilbert and Sullivan s Ruddigore, Phryne Fisher meets some thugs in a dark alley and handles them convincingly before they can ruin her silver dress Phryne then finds that she has rescued a gorgeous Chinese, Lin Chung, and his grandmother, and is briefly mistaken for a deity.Denying divinity but accepting cognac, she later continues safely to the theatre But it s an une [...]

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    22. The dullest in the series so far An unexciting run of the mill whodunnit, with an isolated setting not a big country house but a theater and a far too large a group of suspects to keep track of, not an interesting character among them.What a waste Having the flashy Phryne going from person A to person B to person C conducting interviews like any old ordinary plodder No action and no originality, just a lackluster repetitiveness and a resolution to match A bit of hot Chinese sex might arouse our [...]

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    23. This was a hard book to quit reading The style is excellent The mystery is enthralling The pace is good The vocabulary is refreshingly broad But Right at the beginning, there were sensual, to use the author s term, overtones They kept getting stronger and stronger That combined with the mounting use of curse words and crude language finally convinced me that this isn t a book I should be reading I got halfway through it before I stopped I wish I could have finished it, but I really don t want to [...]

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    24. Thank goodness I did not try to listen to this exploration of Gilbert and Sullivan as an audio book I did have the misfortune to listen to The Green Mill Murder and hearing the otherwise wonderful narrator trying literally to sing the blues, especially without accompaniment, was excruciating Having to listen to all that GS sung would have pushed me over the edge.In general, I am not a fan of so called comic opera, so I just skimmed the many quotations from Ruddigore, the operetta in question, an [...]

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    25. 7 Ruddy Gore 1995 6 hrs 57 mins blurb Running late to a gala performance of Gilbert and Sullivan s Ruddigore, Phryne Fisher meets some thugs in dark alley and handles them convincingly before they can ruin her silver dress She then finds that she has rescued the handsome Lin Chung, and his grandmother, who briefly mistake her for a deity Denying divinity but accepting cognac, she later continues safely to the theatre where her night is again interrupted by a bizarre death onstage What links can [...]

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    26. My deep adoration of Phryne Fisher, fashion plate, independent thinker, lady detective extraordinaire, is confirmed by this outstanding outing Deeply reminiscent of Ngaio Marsh for its setting in a Melbourne theater full of larger than life personalities, self satisfied yet easily hurt actors, way too many emotional outbursts, Ruddy Gore sees Phryne dealing with a series of mysteries revolving around a production of Gilbert Sullivan s Ruddigore that seems to be cursed especially when two cast me [...]

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    27. Most of Kerry Greenwood s 1920s era mysteries are so light and frothy they could be dessert This 7th book in the series centers around the theater world During a production of Gilbert Sullivan s operetta Ruddigore several actors are poisoned, a ghost runs rampant, and 2 murders occur all requiring the investigative skills of the beautiful free spirited Phryne Fisher This is also the story where we are introduced to Phryne s Chinese lover Lin Chung and get a glimpse of the anti Chinese sentiment [...]

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    28. Prepearing, as I was, a blog entry on the Gilbert Sullivan operetta of the same name, this Australian import caught my eye in the Waterstones clearance box still cost me 4.99 though It seems that Phryne Fisher, the glam 20 s flapper detective, has quite a following, this being the 15th in the series, apparently.Just as well, as I can t really work out who else would read this book other than her loyal fans or GS alumni Being one of the latter, I found it tremendous fun, if as contrived and ridic [...]

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    29. currently reading but taking me at least 4 times longer to read than previous 6 too much description of the play being preformed in the story if you don t love Gilbert and Sullivan then you really won t care about the plot of the play even if you love them, you still might be annoyed by the detail given to the play because you want about the actual story I also prefer range in sets almost the entire story so far has taken place backstage at the theatre this one just isn t as good as the previo [...]

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