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The Phar Lap Mystery is a historical fiction book written by Sophie Masson. It is Masson's second book in My Australian Story after The Hunt for Ned Kelly as well as the twenty-sixth book in the series overall. The book was published in October 2010 and was followed by My Father's War, also by Masson.


Book description[]

"Phar Lap is not only a winner, he is a real star. Millions of Australians love him. But that's not enough for Mr. Davis. He wants to make Big Red into a world star.
Sally's dad is a private detective, and he's just been offered the case of a lifetime—investigating who tried to shoot Phar Lap before the 1930 Melbourne Cup. Helping her dad investigate, Sally begins to feel a sense of mounting dread as Phar Lap goes from victory to victory—and collects not only millions of friends, but some dangerous enemies too.


Historical Note[]


Main article: List of The Phar Lap Mystery characters
  • Sally Fielding


Main article: Sophie Masson




See also[]

My Australian Story

A Banner Bold | Plagues and Federation | A Tale of Two Families | Surviving Sydney Cove | The Rum Rebellion
The Yankee Whaler | A Different Sort of Real | Who Am I? | On Board the Boussole | The Bombing of Darwin
Fords and Flying Machines | Snowy | Riding with Thunderbolt | Our Don Bradman | A Marathon of Her Own
Our Enemy, My Friend

1st relaunch

New Gold Mountain | Outback | Cyclone Tracy | Refugee | The Melting Pot | Archer's Melbourne Cup
Claw of the Dragon | Atomic Testing

2nd relaunch

The Hunt for Ned Kelly | The Phar Lap Mystery | My Father's War | Sydney Harbour Bridge | Heroes of Tobruk
Escape from Cockatoo Island | Gallipoli | Kokoda | Convict Girl | Vietnam

3rd relaunch

Black Sunday | Our Race for Reconciliation | Bushfire | Rebellion at Eureka | Castle Hill Rebellion | Six Seconds
The Battle for Victoria Street