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High Tea with Kerry Greenwood

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High tea with crime in mind
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Literary high tea

I couldn't think of two things more elegantly simpatico than High Tea (including a glass of Moet & Chandon) and Phryne Fisher.

For those not up on their 1920s crime fiction then Phryne Fisher is a delightful creature created by Melbourne author Kerry Greenwood.

Phryne is a gun toting gal (although this is always discreetly tucked in her garter or clutch purse) who loves solving mysteries whilst dressed to the hilt in expensive French gowns.

A great female detective

Author Kerry Greenwood created the character in 1989 with the successful Cocaine Blues and the 16th book in the series, Murder in the Dark was published last year.

Phryne loves her champagne and her men. And she is always dressed to kill.

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Perfect scones

The setting for this event is the Stamford Plaza where its high tea pays tribute to the elegance of a traditional English afternoon tea with delectables such as savoury sandwiches, fluffy homemade scones with jam and cream, appetising petit fours and gorgeous cakes. Phyrne would have adored it if she had not been at the Windsor.

The other special guest is Andrew Grimes, the author of The Richmond Conspiracy. Again we have a detective with history. The Richmond Conspiracy tells the story of Detective Inspector James Maclaine who solves the murder of a World War I army veteran. The backdrop is Melbourne of the Great Depression, and the Bodyline cricket controversy.

Both writers will talk about history, crime and Marvellous Melbourne over a sumptuous high tea.

The event is part of the Reader's Feast Booksellers Crime and Justice Festival; a series of events where writers, social commentators, and the legal profession come together to celebrate and promote contemporary writings in the fields of justice and human rights.

As well as being an historian and a damn good writer Kerry Greenwood is amongst other things, a lawyer as well. When she is not writing, she works as a locum solicitor for the Victorian Legal Aid.

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Why? To meet the author Kerry Green over high tea
When: Sunday 18th November 2.00pm
Phone: Bookings are essential: 03 9659 1592
Where: stamford plaza hotel melbourne
Cost: $59.00 per person (inc glass of Moet & Chandon)
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