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Ruddy Gore

Another book in the Phryne Fisher series by Kerry Greenwood.

Set in the era of the Flappers, this is another Australian-based murder mystery. In this case, the setting is His Majesty's Theatre in Melbourne, 1928. The scene is a production of Ruddigore by Gilbert and Sullivan, and the victims and suspects are the actors and crew.
Ambition, intrigue, emotional dilly-dallying, and murder are the order of the day. Add in a little oriental twist, and you have the makings of a good read.

Again, this is not a book of rocket-science or subtle agendas. It is a pleasantly easy read, but not so dumbed-down and formulaic that you can pick with 100% certainty *whodunnit*. In fact I spent much of the book going back and forward between characters, and still ended up wrong on a couple of counts.

This is another light summer read that entertains. I'd give it a 4 out of 5.

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