Flying Too High

Flying Too High

A Phryne Fisher Mystery

Book - 1990
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Phryne Fisher has her hands full in this, her second adventure. And just when we think she's merely a brilliant, daring, sexy woman, Phyrne demonstrates other skills, including flying an airplane and doing her own stunts!Phryne takes on a fresh case at the pleading of a hysterical woman who fears her hot-headed son is about to murder his equally hot-headed father. Phryne, bold as we love her to be, first upstages the son in his own airplane at his Sky-High Flying School, then promptly confronts him about his mother's alarm. To her dismay, however, the father is soon killed and the son taken off to jail.Then a young girl is kidnapped, and Phryne--who will never leave anyone in danger, let alone a child--goes off to the rescue. Engaging the help of Bert and Cec, the always cooperative Detective-Inspector Robinson, and her old flying chum Bunji Ross, Phryne comes up with a scheme too clever to be anyone else's, and in her typical fashion saves the day, with plenty of good food and hot tea all around.Meanwhile, Phryne moves into her new home at 221B, The Esplanade, firmly establishes Dot as her "Watson," and adds two more of our favorite characters, Mr. and Mrs. Butler, to the cast.
Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, c1990
Edition: 1st U.S. hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781590582374
Branch Call Number: F GRE NVD
Alternative Title: Flying too high


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Jan 05, 2017

Book 2

Dec 06, 2016

(The second book in the Phryne Fisher series)

melish Dec 20, 2015

The TV show is great and the books are great, each in different ways. I recommend seeing the videos first, then reading the books. One has a picture of the characters (and the clothes) from the TV. Then read the books for the added characters and a variant mystery puzzle. I happily read them a second (or third) time and laugh and laugh.

Nov 24, 2015

Phryne as wing-walker! I liked this book. Other comments say they like the PBS shows better, but this is the WHOLE story, not ground down to 60 mins. These stories contain fascinating historical data as well as a very wild tale of this seductive, wealthy fictional flapper.

Jun 30, 2015

I agree with kancruze. I liked the PBS shows better than this book.

JCLHebahA Jun 25, 2015

Another fun Phryne Fisher romp, albeit not quite as engaging as the first. Still a series I intend to follow.

Mar 28, 2015

A pleasant romp if you're looking for something quick to read.

Mar 01, 2015

Disappointed that I like her shows on PBS better than reading the book.

Sep 12, 2013

The second instalment of Miss Fisher's investigations. A quick and enjoyable read.

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