Our last contemporary mystery author for 2008 was Kerry Greenwood, whose Death at Victoria Dock was our September reading selection. Greenwood's Phryne Fisher has been the star of a long-running Australian mystery series, set in the 1920s, which has had only limited exposure here in the U.S.
Driving home late one night, Phryne Fisher is surprised when someone shoots out her windscreen. When she alights she finds a pretty young man with an anarchist tattoo dying on the tarmac just outside the dock gates. He bleeds to death in her arms, and Phryne promises to find out who is responsible.
This title was discussed at the Just Desserts meeting on September 25, 2008. We encourage you to share your own thoughts and opinions about this book in a reply comment to this blog post, below!