cover image Death at Victoria Dock

Death at Victoria Dock

Kerry Greenwood. Poisoned Pen Press, $24.95 (164pp) ISBN 978-1-59058-238-1

When a gunshot shatters the windshield of Phryne Fisher, Greenwood's unflappable proto-feminist detective, at the start of the latest entry in this long-running 1920s Australian series, Fisher investigates and finds that the intended target, a young Slavic man, has been fatally wounded. Outraged, Fisher takes it upon herself to bring the killers to justice, entering a complex world of Russian anarchists, who may be linked to the survivors of London's legendary Sidney Street siege. Those who like their heroines resourceful and their mystery plots leavened with humor will read this with pleasure.