Review: A Question of Death

Title: A Question of Death: An Illustrated Phryne Fisher Treasury
Author: Kerry Greenwood
Publisher: Poison Ink Press
Published: December 2, 2014
Paperback, 254 pages
ISBN: 978-1-4642-0362-6
Genre: Mystery
Source: Publisher

Goodreads Summary:
The Honorable Phryne Fisher--she of the Lulu bob, green eyes, cupid's bow lips, and diamante garters--is the 1920's most elegant sleuth. This sparkling collection of Phryne short stories and other Phryne miscellany is lavishly illustrated with divine color illustrations by Beth Norling.

My Thoughts:
I was first introduced to Phryne Fisher through Netflix. I stumbled across a series, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries and fell immediately in love. Phyrne is a lady detective in the 1920's living in Australia. She's a very modern, sassy, sexy kind of woman. So imagine my excitement when I learned that the series is based off a book series by Kerry Greenwood.

A Question of Death is a collection of thirteen short stories starring the fantastic Phryne Fisher. I love and hate short stories because they are never long enough to suit my tastes. Plus in mysteries, there is not a lot of setup and buildup before the case is solved. But despite that this book was still good. For me, it was the perfect book to read just before bed. 

In addition to the short stories, this book also has illustrations strewn throughout. They give the book a quaint touch. At the end of each story a recipe is included for either food or drink. I didn't try any of the recipes yet, but I will in the future.  Overall I enjoyed this book. There was, however, a concern with the first few stories. They had an excessive amount of typos and missing words. I sincerely hope that this is just an oversight of the publisher and they've since corrected the error. I would like to give this book a higher rating, but because of the typos I'll give it three willies. 

My Rating:


  1. I read Greenwood's Corinna Capman series but not the Phrynne Fisher one, however I just binge watched the series and loved it. Can't wait for the new season now!

    1. I love the series! I want to rewatch it soon to get ready for the new season. I'll have to checkout some of Capman's other books. Do you have a recommendation?


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