Miss Sylvia Lee runs a bookshop in Melbourne’s Eastern Market – she is arrested for murder when a man collapses and dies in her shop. Her landlord, Mr Abrahams, doesn’t believe she is the killer and hires Phryne Fisher to investigate the murder. Phryne enjoys a few delicious interludes with his son Simon, who also assists with the mystery. I love reading about Melbourne and in particular St Kilda as my great grandmother owned a few properties and hotels in and around Melbourne and St Kilda (sadly any inheritances bypassed my granny and Mum!) back to the book – Bert and Cecil, plus Phryne’s sensible assistant Dot along with Inspector Detective Jack Robinson all play their part in assisting Phryne solve the murder.
Prosecco is made for sunny Autumn days – @carpenemalvolti is from the Valdobbiadene region, straw in colour, green apple and honey aromas, citrusy lemon and mellow honey on the palate, refreshing and dry with a persistent bead.