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By Kerry Greenwood | Comments: ( 739 ) | Date: ( May 28, 2020 )

Running late to a gala performance of Gilbert and Sullivan s Ruddigore, Phryne Fisher meets some thugs in dark alley and handles them convincingly before they can ruin her silver dress She then finds that she has rescued the handsome Lin Chung, and his grandmother, who briefly mistake her for a deity.Denying divinity but accepting cognac, she later continues safely to theRunning late to a gala performance of Gilbert and Sullivan s Ruddigore, Phryne Fisher meets some thugs in dark alley and handles them convincingly before they can ruin her silver dress She then finds that she has rescued the handsome Lin Chung, and his grandmother, who briefly mistake her for a deity.Denying divinity but accepting cognac, she later continues safely to the theatre where her night is again interrupted by a bizarre death onstage.What links can Phryne find between the ridiculously entertaining plot of Ruddigore, the Chinese community of Little Bourke St or the actors treading the boards of His Majesty s Theatre


  • Title: Ruddy Gore
  • Author: Kerry Greenwood
  • ISBN: 9781590581186
  • Page: 224
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Kerry Greenwood

Kerry Greenwood was born in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray and after wandering far and wide, she returned to live there She has a degree in English and Law from Melbourne University and was admitted to the legal profession on the 1st April 1982, a day which she finds both soothing and significant.Kerry has written twenty novels, a number of plays, including The Troubadours with Stephen D Arcy, is an award winning children s writer and has edited and contributed to several anthologies In 1996 she published a book of essays on female murderers called Things She Loves Why women Kill.The Phryne Fisher series pronounced Fry knee, to rhyme with briny began in 1989 with Cocaine Blues which was a great success Kerry has written thirteen books in this series with no sign yet of Miss Fisher hanging up her pearl handled pistol Kerry says that as long as people want to read them, she can keep writing them.Kerry Greenwood has worked as a folk singer, factory hand, director, producer, translator, costume maker, cook and is currently a solicitor When she is not writing, she works as a locum solicitor for the Victorian Legal Aid She is also the unpaid curator of seven thousand books, three cats Attila, Belladonna and Ashe and a computer called Apple which squeaks She embroiders very well but cannot knit She has flown planes and leapt out of them with a parachute in an attempt to cure her fear of heights she is now terrified of jumping out of planes but can climb ladders without fear She can detect second hand bookshops from blocks away and is often found within them.For fun Kerry reads science fiction fantasy and detective stories She is not married, has no children and lives with a registered wizard When she is not doing any of the above she stares blankly out of the window.earthlydelights



Comments Ruddy Gore

  • Ivonne Rovira

    Dot, I have the strangest feeling that I’m caught up in a Gilbert and Sullivan plot.Beautiful, brilliant, svelte Phryne Fisher’s old pal, Sir Bernard Tarrant, begs her to investigate when an actor and his replacement are both poisoned during a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore — ergo, the title. I enjoyed the novel, but the resolution of one of the murders was as implausible as something out of a G&S operetta; the other murder inquiry was much better. While I missed “ [...]


  • Nikki

    I wasn’t as caught up in this one as with some of the others — at least, not the mystery, though I am enjoying Phryne’s latest lover, Lin Chung. But the whole supernatural aspect is just thin to me, and the plot relies on the reader to make the same mistake as the characters, or it becomes rather obvious. I found bits of it contradictory — Phryne notices certain characters, but then doesn’t factor them into her understanding of what’s going on for far too long. And there’s the melo [...]


  • Marlene

    Originally published at Reading RealityIn a week which started terrifically but where I eventually bounced off of more than half the books I planned to read, I found myself searching for a “comfort read” to finish the week. And as usual found myself sinking gratefully into the immersive world of Phryne Fisher, as created by Kerry Greenwood. And I have emerged, like Phryne from her luxurious bath, grateful for the respite.The mystery in this book takes place during a seemingly ill-starred run [...]


  • Miriam

    Is there a rule that all mystery authors from Britain and her former colonies have to have one story in a series that involves the theater or actors?In this case, we have a poisoning during a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan, capping a series of tricks and threats that had the cast already on the edge of a panic. Luckily, a detective friend of the manager happens to be in the audience.


  • Kate

    3.75 Savoy StarsI do love a well produced Gilbert and Sullivan musical and this book managed to take you backstage and into the mysteries of the stage. An excellent reintroduction to Phryne Fisher books, and I am looking forward to continuing the series.


  • Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all)

    Five stars for a light, enjoyable and highly theatrical read which was just what I wanted to combat the stress of real life. Greenwood is on form, and this installment of Phyrne Fisher's saga is delicious, if you don't take anything seriously. Why should you? She certainly doesn't. Even her penchant for detection can be dropped at will--she's not being paid to do it, which would ruin it for her. She repeatedly compares herself to Phryne, the Hellenic courtesan--a woman who lived for pleasure and [...]


  • Nikki

    I might’ve enjoyed this a bit more the second time than I did the first time, though it’s by no means one of my favourites. It does introduce Lin Chung, but I don’t really enjoy Phryne’s attitude to female characters like Leila Esperance. It’s that slightly bemusing attitude that all actors are the same, and all musicians, even to the extent that all trombonists are a pain in the neck and inclined to murder (see: The Green Mill Murder), and following that attitude, the consequent assum [...]


  • CatBookMom

    The story starts off with a "Thunk", as a hatchet hits a door that Phryne and Bunji Ross are passing by, whereby Phryne finds that she's intervened in a fight between two Chinese families, and has rescued the matriarch and the heir of the Lin family. Phyrne is a clever student of people and their motivations, which helps her to figure out who poisoned one of the Gilbert and Sullivan actors. We don't see much of her extended family in this, though she does bring in Dot to do a search for clues, k [...]


  • Rachel

    OK, this is the third of these mysteries I've read in a row. Maybe I'm just over it, but this one seemed pretty weak. Also, I didn't realize it was about Gilbert and Sullivan. My mistake. I loathe Gilbert and Sullivan. It turns out I don't much care for even reading about G and S. It was one of those cases in which I was halfway through and made a conscious decision to read the rest of it, just to see how the murder was tied up. I think I'll give this author a rest.


  • Lata

    Mostly skimmed this.


  • Noora

    Ridiculous (partly due to heavy dose of Gilbert and Sullivan), but entertaining. The series is fun, fast-paced, frivolous and fluctuating, but I can't stop reading it.


  • LJ

    RUDDY GORE (Licensed Inves-Phryne Fisher-Australia-1920s) - VGGreenwood, Kerry – 7th in seriesPoisoned Pen Press, 2005, US Hardcover – ISBN: 1590581180First Sentence: The hatchet flicked past, end over end, and struck a wooden shutter with a hollow thud.*** On the way to a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore, private inquiry agent The Honorable Phryne Fisher helps to break up an attack on an elderly Chinese woman but meets her attractive grandson, Lin Chung. But it is at the th [...]


  • Writerlibrarian

    A solid Phryne Fisher. This one set in the theater world where Phryne untangles quite a bit of yarns to get to the truth. Good use of Gilbert and Sullivan both in the set up of the theater and the plot line. This one opens a new chapter in Phryne's series, it introduces I believe new recurring characters, Lin Chung in particular and although the portrayal of Chinese people is a bit cringe worthy (reflects the times at least), it does set up something like an ideal universe (and let's be honest P [...]


  • Terri

    Phryne Fisher goes to see Ruddigore (Gilbert & Sullivan) and two actors are poisoned and a ghost is haunting the theatre. She investigates. This is my least favorite of the series so far. So little is seen of the supporting characters I love like Dot, The Butlers and Bert & Cec, though her "assistant" in this one is an interesting boy. And then it seems like we had yet another oligatory lover of the novel. I like Phryne's freedom and disregard for the conventions of the time, but it is s [...]


  • Siria

    This installment sees Phryne investigating a series of deaths in a theatre company staging a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore—it's very much a case in which life imitates art, with some of the more over the top plot twists clearly a tongue-in-cheek homage to G&S. Phryne also gains a new, potentially long(ish) term partner in the form of Lin Chung, a local silk merchant. It's great to see an Asian man represented as a smart and desirable lover, and I do like the combination o [...]


  • Anastasia

    Ruddy Gore by Kerry Greenwood is the 7th book in the Miss Fisher mystery series. Phrynne Fisher is hired to investigate a series of malicious events and the appearance of a ghost during the current performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore. Another terrific book in the series. We are also introduced to Lin Chung, Phrynne's latest lover and learn a bit about the difficulties the Chinese experience integrating into Australian culture. I enjoyed the book very much and look forward to the next [...]


  • Jenne

    This one is all based around a Gilbert & Sullivan opera company, which was fun. Reminds me of college.


  • CatBookMom

    Enjoyable. Stephanie Daniel seems to be hitting all the right notes, even in the bits that are sung (though my ear for music isn't good). This might need to be upped to a nearly-4 stars.


  • Alexandra

    2/5/18 $2.99 for Kindle.


  • Kristina

    Ruddy Gore by Kerry Greenwood is the seventh book in Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Phyrne Fisher is attending a gala performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore at His Majesty’s Theater. Along the way, Phryne and her aviator friend, Bunji Ross encounter some trouble and must rescue an elderly Chinese woman and her grandson, Lin Chung (good thing Phryne is handy with an axe). Phryne is enjoying the performance until Walter Copland, playing Sir Ruthven, collapses on the stage. The thea [...]


  • StacieHaden

    Least favorite of the series so far. There was way too much about the theater and not enough of the Phryne I've come to like.


  • Ian

    A night at the theatre is interrupted by a bizarre and mysterious on-stage deathRunning late to the Hinkler gala performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore, Phryne Fisher meets some thugs in a dark alley and handles them convincingly before they can ruin her silver dress. Phryne then finds that she has rescued a gorgeous Chinese, Lin Chung, and his grandmother, and is briefly mistaken for a deity.Denying divinity but accepting cognac, she later continues safely to the theatre. But it's an u [...]


  • Anna Bergmark

    The dullest in the series so far. An unexciting run of the mill whodunnit, with an "isolated" setting - not a big country house but a theater - and a far too large a group of suspects to keep track of, not an interesting character among them.What a waste! Having the flashy Phryne going from person A to person B to person C conducting interviews like any old ordinary plodder. No action and no originality, just a lackluster repetitiveness and a resolution to match. A bit of hot Chinese sex might a [...]


  • Yibbie

    This was a hard book to quit reading. The style is excellent. The mystery is enthralling. The pace is good. The vocabulary is refreshingly broad. But! Right at the beginning, there were sensual, to use the author’s term, overtones. They kept getting stronger and stronger. That combined with the mounting use of curse words and crude language finally convinced me that this isn’t a book I should be reading. I got halfway through it before I stopped. I wish I could have finished it, but I really [...]


  • Julie

    Thank goodness I did not try to listen to this exploration of Gilbert and Sullivan as an audio book! I did have the misfortune to listen to The Green Mill Murder and hearing the otherwise wonderful narrator trying literally to sing the blues, especially without accompaniment, was excruciating. Having to listen to all that G&S sung would have pushed me over the edge.In general, I am not a fan of so-called comic opera, so I just skimmed the many quotations from Ruddigore, the operetta in quest [...]


  • Bettie☯

    #7. Ruddy Gore (1995). [6 hrs 57 mins]blurb - Running late to a gala performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore, Phryne Fisher meets some thugs in dark alley and handles them convincingly before they can ruin her silver dress. She then finds that she has rescued the handsome Lin Chung, and his grandmother, who briefly mistake her for a deity. Denying divinity but accepting cognac, she later continues safely to the theatre where her night is again interrupted by a bizarre death onstage. What [...]


  • Brett

    My deep adoration of Phryne Fisher, fashion plate, independent thinker, & lady detective extraordinaire, is confirmed by this outstanding outing. Deeply reminiscent of Ngaio Marsh for its setting in a Melbourne theater full of larger-than-life personalities, self-satisfied yet easily hurt actors, & way too many emotional outbursts, Ruddy Gore sees Phryne dealing with a series of mysteries revolving around a production of Gilbert & Sullivan's "Ruddigore" that seems to be cursed - espe [...]


  • Evanston PublicLibrary

    Most of Kerry Greenwood’s 1920s-era mysteries are so light and frothy they could be dessert. This 7th book in the series centers around the theater world. During a production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s operetta Ruddigore several actors are poisoned, a ghost runs rampant, and 2 murders occur – all requiring the investigative skills of the beautiful free-spirited Phryne Fisher. This is also the story where we are introduced to Phryne’s Chinese lover Lin Chung –and get a glimpse of the a [...]


  • Karen

    Prepearing, as I was, a blog entry on the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta of the same name, this Australian import caught my eye in the Waterstones clearance box - still cost me £4.99 though! It seems that Phryne Fisher, the glam 20's flapper detective, has quite a following, this being the 15th in the series, apparently.Just as well, as I can't really work out who else would read this book other than her loyal fans or G&S alumni. Being one of the latter, I found it tremendous fun, if as co [...]


  • Chrissy

    currently reading but taking me at least 4 times longer to read than previous 6. too much description of the play being preformed in the story. if you don't love Gilbert and Sullivan then you really won't care about the plot of the play. even if you love them, you still might be annoyed by the detail given to the play because you want more about the actual story. I also prefer more range in sets. almost the entire story so far has taken place backstage at the theatre. this one just isn't as good [...]


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