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Allusion is not Illusion

You'll pry my books off my cold, dead body. By the time you shift them all I'll be flat and dessicated.

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A Question of Death: A Miss Fisher Treasury

A Question of Death: An Illustrated Phryne Fisher Treasury - Kerry Greenwood I'm uncertain as to why the title emphasizes "illustrated"; after the author's (quite interesting) essay on how she came to write this series the book is primarily a collection of short stories with recipes and cover art between them. I enjoyed the volume but felt it was a bit of a cheat in that many of the stories and artworks were taken from her previous books, so I had already read and seen them.

"I wanted her to be likes James Bond, with better clothes and fewer gadgets."

"If I ever saw my muse she would be an old woman with a tight bun and spectacles poking me in the middle of the back and growling, 'Wake up and write the book!'"