Raisins And Almonds

Raisins And Almonds  - Stephanie Daniel, Kerry Greenwood Phryne doing what she does best, seducing young men and solving crimes. As always, Phryne comes across cold and somewhat mocking of the men in her life, though she is not as unlikeable with it as in the previous book.

Greenwood's depiction of the jewish community in the early 20th century Melbourne is colourful and very enjoyable. The mystery is steeped in the culture, allowing for discussions of early century zionism, jewish mysticism and other rabbinic studies, and the yiddish language.

On the whole it was light, entertaining and you might even learn a few things.