Away with the Fairies
Season 1, Episode 8
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Air date 13 April 2012
Written by Ysabelle Dean & Kelly Lefever; Kerry Greenwood (novel)
Directed by Emma Freeman
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Murder in Montparnasse Queen of the Flowers


Phryne investigates the death of a magazine columnist. To get to the truth, she must unearth the deceptions and rivalries of the magazine's staff.[1]


Victim: Marcella Lavender and Letitia Prout
Client: none
Case: Phryne chose to investigate the death of her former teacher, Miss Lavender.
Murderer: John Bell
Outcome: John Bell was arrested. He may have been handed over to the Italian embassy.


Phryne: No wonder my father didn't stand a chance against you.
Miss Charlesworth: He was wrong. I was right. One clever, grubby little girl gets to stay at school and look what you end up with!


When Phryne offered to lend Miss Charlesworth enough money for payroll until the police released the material she needed to publish, Miss Charlesworth refused utterly. She apparently preferred to forego paying her staff rather than stoop to borrowing money until the magazine could be printed.

The side plot involving Lin Chung's fiancée did not interact with the main plot.


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