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Murder on a Midsummer Night was my first experience of the fun and mysterious Phryne Fisher series by author Kerry Greenwood.
Phryne Fisher is the leading lady sleuth of this Australian mystery novel, which is based in 1920's St Kilda, Melbourne. Phryne is approached by the mother of an antique dealer, Augustine Manifold, who has recently been found dead after an apparent suicide. Augustine's mother can't believe that her happy and healthy son has taken in own life and so hires Phryne to discover the truth. Phryne's investigation leads takes her on an exciting and dangerous journey where she encounters a perplexing group of "Bright Young Things", treasure hunts, spirits and sacrifice.