I was loaned a book called An Introduction to the Honourable Phryne Fisher by Kerry Greenwood. This book contains the first 3 books in a series starring a lady detective from London who is currently residing in Australia during the 1920's, named Phryne Fisher.
Phryne Fisher's family was originally from Australia and moved to London when her previously poor as a churchmouse family hit the jackpot when a long lost uncle passed away leaving her father a title and millions in inheritance.
Phryne loves being rich and she is stylish and very sought after by the gentry, however she never forgets her roots and is generous to those less fortunate and treats them as the equals they are.
In this first book, Phryne is asked to check in on the daughter of a family friend. Their daughter had married and moved to Australia where, they believed, she was being poisoned by her husband. Phryne arrives and finds herself in the middle of a drug ring and an illegal abortion clinic that is raping their clients as well as butchering them.
It is a fun, quick paced read and you can't help but fall in love with Phryne and all those that she draws close to herself.
I am looking forward to reading the next two books in the series.