Buried treasure and pirate legends bubble to the surface in the seaside holiday town of Queenscliff and Phryne finds herself at the pointy end of a Spanish dagger.
Dead Man's Chest
By Syldana on January 14, 2020
Phryne and her family finally take a vacation. But Death, of course, pursues her. Deaths, mysterious disappearances, stolen old pieces, the detective will not have time to sunbathe on the beach. This whole story will be the pretext to re-evoke the concept of prohibition with its share of illegal alcohol trafficking and knowing how to save appearances.
Let’s not forget that through the series, it’s the story of the 1920s in Australia that we discover.
At that time, men returned from the War were deeply affected by what they saw or experienced.
The consequences of the war are present on a daily basis and bring a kind of gloom to the Australians. This gloom is combated through cabarets, jazz music, cigarettes and of course alcohol. The temperance leagues stand against those who drink openly. Phryne does not hide her taste for good spirits and toast at the end of each episode with Jack to celebrate a successful investigation. Unfortunately, alcohol also caused a lot of domestic violence, massive financial losses, addictions ... It was as much a pleasure as a curse.
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