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.
This one clearly owes something to boys' adventure novels, though boyish hijinks (aka bullying) is firmly disapproved of.
If you've got this far, you already know what to expect: Phryne is universally adored, her household domestic, her simultaneous cases multitudinous, the incidental cast wide and given to stereotypes, well-meaning racism is a bit of an issue, and there will be a lot of description of food. No sex this time, though.