Raisins and almonds miss fisher
Raisins and Almonds (Phryne Fisher, #9) by Kerry GreenwoodWho poisoned the foreign student? Was it the owner of the bookstore where he died? His Zionist connections? The unknown person he was leaving a message for? The person he wanted to buy guns from? The vanished carter? Who?!
But hey, gotcha! In fact there are like no suspects. Greenwood spends most of the book telling you about Zionism and Jewish migration and mysticism and Phrynes clothes. Really most of the stuff you learn in the book is irrelevant to the mystery. I was kind of bored by the mini-lectures and did not entirely care for her depiction of Jews, which was positive but full of stereotypes.
And poor detective Jack Robinson -- his character seems to get rewritten in every book. I didnt find it believable that he would have charged Miss Lee for basically no reason, making up such a groundless explanation to cast her as the murderer. It made no sense and didnt fit how intelligent and open-minded he was in some of the other books.
Not terrible, but my least favorite of the series.
Phryne & Jack: Raisins & Almonds
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - S01E05 - Raisins and Almonds
You are not logged in, either login or create an account to post comments. It's Metafilter's 20th anniversary! To celebrate, scan some cats or help fund Mefi! Miss Fisher suspects foul play, and pursues the line of inquiry by chasing leads through Melbourne's Jewish community. The investigation leads Phryne, Jack, and Dr.