Dead Man's Chest
Season 2, Episode 3
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Air date 20 September 2013
Written by John Banas; Kerry Greenwood (novel)
Directed by Ken Cameron
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It's off to the seaside for Phryne and her friends. But their holiday goes awry when burglary, murder and buried treasure are thrown into the mix.[1]


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A man and a woman (later revealed to be Clive and Moira Johnson) are surprised on a pier at night. A box of coins falls, scattering its contents. The woman screams and she looks at the corpse of the man, who has a dagger protruding from his chest. Someone strangles the woman. The next morning we see someone steal the man's watch, then the two corpses are wrapped and thrown into the sea, along with their luggage.


Victim: Frank McKay, Moira & Clive Johnson
Client: none
Case: Phryne volunteered to investigate a missing dubloon, then got swept up in the triple murder
Murderer: Wally Stirling and Gerald McNAster, respectively
Outcome: Wally and Gerald were arrested.


Prudence: What about your inspector friend? He's supposed to be a servant of the people, especially the right people.


A temperance song plays over the end credits.


  1. Netflix episode blurb
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