A Question of Death: An Illustrated Phryne Fisher Treasury by Kerry Greenwood is a delightful short story collection. Highly recommended for Phryne Fisher's fans, but also for those who haven't had the pleasure to meet her yet.
I've read or listened to the first four books in the series, and I've seen the TV series; I love Phryne. She is in a way a female version of James Bond, only she is more classy (she's a flapper, you can't get any classier than that) and she treats her lovers with respect, you know like they are actual human beings. She enjoys life and all it has to offer: food, sleep, books, long walks, men, cars, and mysteries. She is clever and empathetic, and even though sometimes her abilities are a little bit over the top, she is not flawless, and she makes mistakes.
At first, this series might seem like a fluffy, light-hearted read, but it also deals with marginalization connected with gender, class, race, sexual orientation, etc.
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