Flying Too High (2020)

Flying Too High Kerry Greenwood Flying Too High The second in the classic Phryne Fisher series from Kerry Greenwood featuring the irresistible heroine Phryne Whether she s foiling kidnappers seducing beautiful young men or simply deciding what to
  • Title: Flying Too High
  • Author: Kerry Greenwood
  • ISBN: 9781590583951
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Paperback
Flying Too High Kerry Greenwood The second in the classic Phryne Fisher series from Kerry Greenwood, featuring the irresistible heroine Phryne Whether she s foiling kidnappers, seducing beautiful young men or simply deciding what to wear for dinner, Phryne handles everything with her inimitable panache and flair Danger, excitement and love this is how the glamorous Phryne Fisher is determined to liveThe second in the classic Phryne Fisher series from Kerry Greenwood, featuring the irresistible heroine Phryne Whether she s foiling kidnappers, seducing beautiful young men or simply deciding what to wear for dinner, Phryne handles everything with her inimitable panache and flair Danger, excitement and love this is how the glamorous Phryne Fisher is determined to live her life in her second enticing adventure.Walking the wings of a Tiger Moth plane in full flight ought to be enough excitement for most people, but not Phryne Fisher, amateur detective, woman of mystery, as delectable as the finest chocolate and as sharp as razor blades In this, the second Phryne Fisher mystery, the 1920s most talented and glamorous detective flies even higher, handling a murder, a kidnapping and the usual array of beautiful young men with style and consummate ease and all before it s time to adjourn to the Queenscliff Hotel for breakfast Whether she s flying planes, clearing a friend of homicide charges or saving a child from kidnapping, she handles everything with the same dash and elan with which she drives her red Hispano Suiza.
Flying Too High Kerry Greenwood

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  1. Karl

    The book Flying Too High is the second in the Fisher series, and I went ahead and purchased the first three books in the series of twenty I enjoy the T.V show 24 February 2012 to an ongoing active 3 seasons as of now quite a bit due to is subtle humor and subversive sexiness I guess now I will find out if it s the show s star Essie Davis who portrays Phryne Fisher, as a kind of roaring twenties Emma Peel, and or Kerry Greenwood s writing, In 2016 Essie Davis was interviewed and stated she would [...]

  2. Olga Godim

    At the risk of being called blasphemous by my fellow reading buffs, I announce that this is the rare occasion when a movie is better than a book it s based on Or a TV series, as is the case here I m a big fan of the Australian mini TV series Miss Fisher s Murder Mysteries I love everything in it the characters, the cast, the directing, the screen writing, and the cinematography It s one of my all time favorite series, following the detecting adventures of Phryne Fisher, the glamorous and cunning [...]

  3. Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

    Phryne Fisher is back in Flying to High, the sequel to Cocaine Blues In this book, she has to help a man accused of murdering his father, rescue a kidnapped child and of course, seduce some men.I didn t find this book as good as the first one I like Phryne Fisher, she s a great character, but the story in this book wasn t as captivating as it was in the first book I found myself doing other things so even though the book wasn t that thick did it take me a while to finish it Also, all this seduci [...]

  4. Obsidian

    I think this book is firmly a three star read We get introduced to Mr Butler, though in the book series he has a wife We have Phryne once again being led by her libido At least she has good deductive reasoning though Though I will say that whole last act was unnecessary with Phryne and I found myself bored senseless reading about her clothes and how much food she had eaten She also makes an agreement with one of the culprits in this book that I found to be gross and offf putting I am still going [...]

  5. Mish

    Flying Too High is the second book in the Phryne Fisher mysteries Cocaine Blues gave the reader introduction into sassy, intelligent life of Phryne, who s just settled into Melbourne, trying to set up her profession as a private detective, with the help of new friends Cecil, Bert and Dot We know from the first book that she likes fast cars and has a fondness for flying, and we did get a glimpse of that While Cocaine Blues was a delightful introduction, Flying Too High does really highlights how [...]

  6. Marijan

    Gospo ica Fisher leti, vozi, drhti, krvari i zavodi, sve da bi rije ila problem e nestalog djeteta i mrtvog grubijana Jo jedno zabavno tivo u nizu.Ok, zavo enje je za osobne potrebe, ali sve drugo je u slu bi op eg dobra

  7. Michelle_Mck

    I m a bit OCD with reading a series so I am reading Phyrne in order, it took me quite a while to pick up the second book because it wasn t easy to get from the library, finally it was my turn and this book did not disappoint.Book two starts with Phyrne taking tea with a new client who thinks that her grown son is going to kill her husband Her husband is a cruel man and her son is hot headed so it does sound like a recipe for disaster The Son is a pilot so Phyrne heads to the airfield and we soon [...]

  8. Aoife

    I am happy to tell yout that Phryne Fisher is still perfect in everything she does In this book we learn that she is also a great pilot and a perfect shot She also uses her awesome pilot skill to almost scare somebody to death who wasn t nice to her on one occasion but it s OK because he is a jerk and Phryne is of course perfect and nothing she does could ever be morally questionable She also has perfect sex Occasionally with guys that are actually engaged to somebody else but it s OK because th [...]

  9. Jenny

    Flying Too High is book two of the Phryne Fisher series by Kerry Greenwood Phryne Fisher is an amateur detective and on her first day in Melbourne got involved with a murder case and kidnapping case The readers of Flying Too High will follow the twist and turns of Phryne investigation into both cases.I enjoyed reading Flying Too High a historical crime mystery set in Melbourne during the 1920 s I like the way Kerry Greenwood describes living in Melbourne during the 1920 s Kerry Greenwood does an [...]

  10. Richard Derus

    Rating 3 of fiveAny series needs its jokes or established tics and tropes that let dedicated series readers build a sense of friendly familiarity with a character, a place, a group gestalt This series promises to do that with a vengeance Phryne s tics and crotchets are consistentwit, sexual freedom, social conscience unexpected in a rich girld the recurring characters around her are given their own lovable ways to a greater extent than is necessarily good for the plot of the series.But no matter [...]

  11. Nikki

    I can t believe I didn t notice, first time round, that Phryne manages to move into house number 221 and then adds a B I love the little references to other detectives like the Megatherium Trust, for example a reference to Sayers Phryne, I love your wit Or is that Greenwood Anyway Flying Too High is another fun instalment, which I enjoyed rereading I love that Phryne can fly a plane and that it s a part of several later stories, and I love the women that come into her story being awesome in thei [...]

  12. Nikki

    Pretty much binging on this series at the moment, I have to admit As I write up this review, I m already two books ahead I find the books so readable, and since each one has clocked in under 200 pages so far, they re not a huge time investment Phryne is a lovely character independent, smart, fearless, honest and true to her own principles and non judgemental of others.I don t really have much to say about the plots these books remind me of Sayers mysteries, where what I care about is the charac [...]

  13. Emma Rose Ribbons

    Very odd mixture of very light and airy situations no pun intended and extremely dark elements pedophilia and rape which are treated with the same nonchalance This made me really uncomfortable, especially since the author dwells on the culprit s last wishes at the end in a very nauseating move She also seems to think that rape and incest is something women can get over if they re coaxed out of their shells by the right man.I knew I was to expect deep themes the first book did tackle the topic of [...]

  14. Andree

    This one was fun too, although I think I liked it less than the previous one I continue to like the characters, but this one felt almost a little too simple almost I still like Phrynne, and thinks she makes sense as amateur detective, but somehow there was something missing.And child kidnappings are not my favourite mystery plotline.On the other hand, I love how Phrynne s reaction to a sexist man who is accused of murder is to hire him a female lawyer, who he immediately thinks is great because [...]

  15. Alice Lippart

    Absolutely adore Phryne and really enjoyed reading this, though I find that one of the cases she investigates in this went a bit over the top in the ending Can t wait to read the next one though.

  16. Lydia

    This was a super fun, casual little read I ve loved the TV show for a year or so now thank you to the friends who convinced me to watch it , so it was about time I read some of the books Phryne Fisher is still my ultimate life goal And yes, I know her lifestyle is completely unrealistic for the time she was living in I don t care That s part of the freaking joy.It s just light and airy although deals with pretty horrific themes like incest and child molestation, which are dealt with in this same [...]

  17. CatBookMom

    This is such a fun series, full of clear thinking, great generosity, and madcap antics by Phryne In this edition she solves a murder, calms a bully and props up a talented artist, and rescues a kidnapped child Oh, and wing walks on a deHavilland Moth, just for fun.

  18. Ashleigh

    The second in Phryne s adventures A character who fits into the 1920s but at the same time, steps away from what people expect of her in ways that tend to shock even those that know her.

  19. Michelle

    3.5 StarsFlying Too High features the delightful Miss Phryne Fisher in her second thrilling adventure From death defying tricks on an airplane rides, to chasing kidnappers and solving a murder, this novel has it all.Phryne has been contacted by a woman who is concerned about the fights which keep taking place between her aggressive husband and their son over his business She is afraid that one day her son Bill will kill his father little does she know that her husband will be dead by the next ev [...]

  20. Lil

    Well, this was much lively than the last one For me, the cases she s solving still kind of take the backseat to the rest of her life, but that s fine because oh what a life it is Phryne s really come into her own her own house, her own car, her own Scooby gang I love love love seeing the different relationships she has with women occasionally contemptuous when they are cowing and submissive, but mostly empowering and generous and men there to do her bidding, in bed and out Her friendship with D [...]

  21. kris

    Phryne solves a murder by thoroughly investigating the crime scene and locating key witnesses i.e she does the job of the police in solving a death with suspicious circumstances She also solves a murder via some ridiculous tracking nonsense Meanwhile, she s moving out of the Windsor Hotel and into her new house at 221B The Esplanade Overall, not a very strong showing from Miss Fisher Both were pretty straightforward solves and the theatrics of the kidnapping rescue left me decidedly cold The sta [...]

  22. Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all)

    I am convinced that the author must have read the Modesty Blaise novels comics at some pointPhryne Fisher is so similar even in her physical appearance Also the author must have loved Mary Poppins as a child, practically perfect in every way and always able to pull just exactly what s needed out of her bottomless carpetbag or in this case, pockets and pochette Instead of the faithful Willy Garvin, Phryne has an entire support group Dot, Bert, Cec, and the Butlers.I kept wondering if in 1928 Aust [...]

  23. Abbey

    BOTTOM LINE 2 in one of my all time favorite series, the intrepid Phryne finds herself literally up in the air for this story, as one of her cases leads to some chancy behavior whilst trying to rescue a kidnapped child Several cases and multiple plot lines as is usual with the Phryne stories, this time encompassing not only the kidnapping but also a peculiar murder of a nasty husband who definitely deserved to be murdered Nicely twisted plot lines, along with wonderful period details, made this [...]

  24. Clare

    Really fun, wittily written book series that are quick easy reads I really enjoy books with culture from another time and or place and these have both They are from Melbourne, Australia in the 1920s Ms Phryne Fisher, is a socialite who has discovered a talent for amateur investigation She s an heiress who s rich, has loads of time with little to do and used to be poor so she fits into areas where a person born into the upper class never would On the negative side I think perhaps the time period [...]

  25. Maggie Anton

    As usual, I leave it to other reviewers to summarize the plot what you get here is my opinion.While I did enjoy this book, it did not live up to the quality of the first volume, Cocaine Blues I found the two disconnected mysteries an adult murder and child kidnapping confusing Even though I read this novel in less than 2 days, I sometimes had trouble recalling who all the different characters were and which case each was involved in The characters didn t all seem like real people so I had diffic [...]

  26. Leah

    I enjoy Phryne Fisher s company, and recently I ve been reading her later adventures, so getting to go back to the second ever book has been entertaining, in that I finally get to see how she settles in to Melbourne and acquires a house and Mr and Mrs Butler Luckily these are just extras to the standalone stories in each book, or I would have been all at sea for a long time now As I felt about the first book, this is clearly very raw in comparison to the later books in the series A lot of the di [...]

  27. Writerlibrarian

    Kinda of a reset of the series Phryne Fisher moves into a house, gains a couple of house help, Mr et Mrs Butler which is well cute for 1 second, that s it It s like naming your dog, dog Her spiffy red car is now hers, her doctor surgeon female friend is gone but replaced by a lawyer female friend I like that Greenwood has strong, smart female characters That s the main reason that keeps me reading She tackles, not always to my liking, but she tackles touchy subjects illegal back rooms abortions [...]

  28. LJ

    FLYING TOO HIGH Private Invest Australia 1920s G Greenwood, Kerry 2nd in seriesAllen Unwin, 2005 Australian Trade paperbackPhryne Fisher has been called to investigate two separate cases the kidnap of an 11 year old girl and to prove the innocence of a man accused of murdering his father What ties them together Airplanes I want to be Phryne when I grow up She s smart, resourceful, talented and independent She is wealthy, but remembers what it was like to be poor She cares about people and can di [...]

  29. Bettie☯

    Read by Stephanie Daniel 2 Flying High 1990 5 hrs 10 mins blurb In this, the second Phryne Fisher mystery, the 1920s most talented and glamorous detective flies even higher, handling a murder, a kidnapping and the usual array of beautiful young men with style and consummate ease and all before it s time to adjourn to the Queenscliff Hotel for breakfast Whether she s flying planes, clearing a friend of homicide charges or saving a child from kidnapping, she handles everything with the same dash a [...]

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