Been a while since we’ve featured book covers to lust after (see Cover Cravings #2: Penguin Classics RED).
So today we’re back with a vengeance – some drool-worthy tomes that bask in the beauty and glamor that can only be the 1920’s and Art Deco.
Introducing the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher – the main character in Australian author Kerry Greenwood‘s series of Phryne Fisher detective novels.
Phryne (pronounced fry-knee) is a wealthy aristocrat who lives in St Kilda, Melbourne in 1928. She is a 28-year-old detective who, with the assistance of her maid Dot and Bert and Cec (who are wharfies, taxi drivers and red raggers), solves all manner of crimes. Phryne is no ordinary aristocrat, as she can fly a plane, drives her own car (a Hispano-Suiza) and sometimes wears trousers, while maintaining style and class. (www.wikipedia.org)
Beth Norling gave life to these oh-so-delectable covers. Should you hear that she needs an apprentice, would gladly sign up. ^_^
So looking forward to getting and reading these books. I mean whose interest wouldn’t pique at a promise of sleuthing adventures with one classy broad as heroine? So now you guys know what to give me on my upcoming birthday. 😀
Read an excerpt of the latest installment in the Phryne Fisher series, Dead Man’s Chest, here.
And you can also read an interview of Kerry Greenwood, here.