Murder on the Ballarat Train – Book Review
Author: Kerry Greenwood
Genre: Cosy mystery, mystery, Australia
My rating: ★★★★☆
Release Date: Published 1st March, 2010 by Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Format: Audio, 10 pages
What did I think?
With all respect to Kerry Greenwood, I admit it feels weird to rate this a four after just finishing Dark Emu and giving it five stars because it was such an essential and fascinating read.
But, this is the way I rate. I do it by enjoyment, among other factors, and these are two very different types of books.
Murder on the Ballarat Train is the second of Phryne Fisher that I’ve read. Phryne is a funny woman and oh what a charmed life she has. She doesn’t seem to want for money, and I’m reasonably sure that her life in the twenties (? or is it thirties?) would, in reality, be much more difficult than these books suggest since Phryne is a very forward woman and lives life on her terms. However, that is probably part of the joy of it – it’s a getaway to read. It’s fun. I enjoy that the Australian setting, too.