All for the price of a song . . .
Phryne Fisher loves dancing, especially with gorgeous young Simon Abrahams. But Phryne´s contentment at the Jewish Young People´s Society Dance is cut short when Simon´s father asks her to investigate the strange death of a devout young student in Miss Sylvia Lee´s East Market bookshop. Miss Lee has been arrested for the murder, but Phryne believes her to be a very unlikely killer.
With help from the old faithfuls Bert and Cec, her devoted companion Dot, and Detective Inspector ´Call me Jack´ Robinson, Phryne picks her way through the mystery. She soon finds herself at the heart of a situation far graver and more political than she at first appreciates . . .