I'm a student, so I don't have nearly as much time for leisure reading as I'd like. If I manage to read an entire course book instead of just the assigned chapters, I'll review that here, too.
Well, this certainly was not my favourite in the series. Phryne remarking on the plot being ridiculous doesn't make the plot any less ridiculous, and while having the mystery sorted out as several separate incidents by people who had nothing to do with each other is clever, it's also a bit of a letdown. But the reason I gave this two stars rather than three was that I thought Lin Chung was exoticized; Phryne's lovers tend to be "types", but it seems especially egregious when it's not even a type within a culture but an entire culture (or the perception of it) presented as a type.