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Kerry Greenwood Books In Order

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Publication Order of Three Days Books

Chronological Order of Three Days Books

Publication Order of Phryne Fisher Books

Cocaine Blues / Death by Misadventure / Miss Phryne Fisher Investigates (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flying Too High (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder on the Ballarat Train (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death at Victoria Dock (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Green Mill Murder (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood and Circuses (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ruddy Gore (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Urn Burial (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Raisins and Almonds (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Before Wicket (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Away with the Fairies (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in Montparnasse (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Castlemaine Murders (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Queen of the Flowers (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death by Water (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in the Dark (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder on a Midsummer Night (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Man's Chest (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unnatural Habits (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder and Mendelssohn (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death in Daylesford (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in Williamstown (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Phryne Fisher Collections

A Question of Death: An Illustrated Phryne Fisher Treasury (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lady with the Gun Asks the Questions (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Delphic Women Books

Publication Order of Corinna Chapman Books

Earthly Delights (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heavenly Pleasures (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Devil's Food (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trick or Treat (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forbidden Fruit (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cooking the Books (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spotted Dog (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Stormbringer Books

The Rat and the Raven (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Raven's Rising (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lightning Nest (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Adventures In Love & Time Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Wandering Icon (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Childstone Cycle (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quest (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Three-Pronged Dagger (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danger (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Walk (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Journey to Eureka (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out of the Black Land (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Evan's Gallipoli (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Salmancis / Jetsam (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Thing She Loves (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tamam Shud: The Somerton Man Mystery (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of On Murder: True Crime Writing In Australia Books

Publication Order of Spinouts Silver Books

Alien Invasions (With: Lucy Sussex,Meredith Costain,Paul Collins,Shannah Jay,Grant Gittus) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heroic Feats (By: Russell Blackford,Meredith Costain,Paul Collins,Jenny Pausacker,AndrewChapman,Marianne Plumridge) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Anthologies

Crosstown Traffic(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Crimes for a Summer Christmas(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Weddings and Wives(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at Home(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow Alley: Nine Crime Stories(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Recipes for Crime(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Malice Domestic 6(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bound by Mystery(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sherlock Holmes: The Australian Casebook(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
War of the Worlds: Battleground Australia(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who Sleuthed It?(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Deeds Down Under(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Australian author Kerry Greenwood is a versatile writer with a strong talent all across the board, having gained both commercial and critical success over the years. From crime novels to children’s books, she has managed to find a wide-ranging, ever building audience from a number of different readers. This is something that should continue in the years to come, as her writing career is growing from strength-to-strength.

Early and Personal Life

Born on the 17th of June, 1954, Kerry Greenwood has managed to create a well regarded writing career set around her love of historical fiction. Originally from the city of Melbourne, it was her upbringing that was to inform much of her later career as an author, as she found her voice and her flair for literature. Setting up much of what was to come, she immersed herself within a number of different genres, getting a rich and varied set of materials to work with. Attending the University of Melbourne, she gained herself a Bachelor of Arts in English, along with a Bachelor of Laws as well. This all helped to inform her work greatly too, as she managed to hone and craft her skills during this time to good effect. After graduation she moved on with her career, becoming the writer that her many fans know her as today.

Currently living in Australia still, she continues to write to this day, building her extensive bibliography more and more. Residing there with her partner, she manages to gain both critical and commercial success every year. With more books set to arrive in the future, this looks like a trend that’s set to carry on, with no signs of stopping anytime soon.

Writing Career

Creating her first novel in 1989, Kerry Greenwood first introduced the world to the character of Phyrne Fisher, the eponymous detective of her long-running mystery series. Set in the 1920’s of Melbourne, this high-status flapper girl from humble origins is smart as she is quick-witted. This was to then pave the way for a series of twenty books and counting, along with a television series of the same name as well.

Producing the long-running television adaptation of her series, Kerry Greenwood gained further media exposure for her ABC1 show based around the exploits of Phyrne Fisher. Aired in 2011, it managed to bring these distinctive mysteries to an even wider audience, allowing her to further manage and build her reputation. There is now a second series as well, which subsequently aired in 2013 due to it’s popularity and appeal.

Her other series have also been gaining traction over the years as well, with her Corinna Chapman series which she begun in 2004. The Delphinic Women was also a short-lived, but well received collection of three novels written in the mid-nineties as well. That’s not to mention her many solo works and anthologies, which she has also been slowly amassing over the years too. Getting critical attention for her efforts too, she is not without her fair share of awards either, gaining her first on in 1996 with the Aurealis Award. Over the years she has received around twelve different awards and counting, many in such diverse field as children’s books for her contributions there. As her popularity looks set to carry on with more works on the horizon, it looks like this will continue into the foreseeable future.

Earthly Delights

First publishing the book in 2004 through the Poisoned Pen Press publishing house, this was to mark the initial entry into the Corinna Chapman series of novels. Creating the character and the tone it managed to set-up the premise for much of what was to come, whilst simultaneously telling a compelling mystery in the classic sense. With the initial cast established, it provides a distinctive ambiance that became idiosyncratic for this particular series, giving its readers a clear idea of what to expect.

Once again set in Melbourne, Australia, this particular novel focuses on the plight of one Corinna Chapman who decides to leave her past life behind her, as she breaks away from her nasty husband and lackluster career in accounting. Setting up her own bakery named the ‘Earthly Delights’, she manages to find herself thrown into the deep-end after a dead addict ends up on her doorstep. It is then that she comes up against a cast of colorful characters, many of whom reside in the apartment block she lives in, as she looks into the mystery and solving the case. Why did the body of the heroin addict find itself into her bakery and who could do such a thing, especially to Corinna as she has only just moved there? Will she be able to solve the case in time, or will the killer strike again and could Corinna Chapman herself be in some form of danger? What will become of them all as they solve the mystery surrounding ‘Earthly Delights’?


First published through Mandarin Press in 1995, this was to be the second in the series of Kerry Greenwood’s ‘Delphic Women’ series of novels. Continuing the themes and ideas of the first, this further establishes the world and the tone that came before, building upon the foundations that were previously laid down. Part of a trilogy of novels, it’s an ideal book for anyone wanting to look into early entries into the career of this author and to those hoping to gain further insight into her development as a writer.

Featuring the story of Cassandra, a princess with flowing golden hair and gifted with the ability to tell prophecies, who, along with Diomenes faces the prospect of being puppets of the gods. As the city of Troy burns they must come to terms with the passion they feel for one another, as they must overcome the obstacles placed before them by two dueling immortal gods. Amidst the flames of the burning city they must find each other and prevent the powers that be from taking a hold over their lives in the process. Will they be able to find themselves and each other? Can they exercise free-will in spite of those that seek to control them? What will become of the fate of Cassandra?

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