Death At Victoria Dock  - Kerry Greenwood I am really falling in love with Phryne. This was another book I saw as part if the ABC (Australia) television production before reading it. The differences were significant, but not enough to destroy the enjoyment of either the book or the episode.

Phryne is a great, strong character with equally well-written supporting characters. I really can't speak as to the stereotypes, as I know very little of the history of the area at the time period, but I can guess that some of supporting players are stereotypical of the time, as you find in any other novel.

The adventures are the right mix of thrills and mysteries, knowing all the time it will come out right for Phryne & company. I would classify them as beach or airplane reads, but they are also great for late nights in bed or doctor's office waiting rooms.