cover image Dead Man’s Chest

Dead Man’s Chest

Kerry Greenwood, read by Stephanie Daniel. Bolinda Audio, , unabridged, seven CDs, 8.5 hrs., $29.99 ISBN 978-1-74267-911-2

In Greenwood’s latest installment of this long-running series, Phryne Fisher, detective, flapper, and bon vivant, packs up her entourage for a much-needed seaside getaway in Queenscliff, Australia. But when she arrives at her vacation house, the servants have all disappeared and it’s up to Phryne to solve the mystery. Stephanie Daniels—who has narrated most of the Phryne Fisher books—turns in another fine performance, perfectly capturing the tone and spirit of this Roaring ’20s cozy with precise, decorous narration. And the resort town setting allows Daniels to lend unique voices to a fresh set of characters. Among her best creations are Tinker, the scruffy and determined house servant, and a nosey neighbor who sounds as dry as an old match. Curl up with a cocktail and enjoy. A Poisoned Pen hardcover. (Aug.)