It's the perfect place - crystal clear water and long sunny days. It's Blue Water Beach but the locals call it 'Heaven'. Bang in the middle is a surf academy where each year seven lucky students are selected for a year long program.
Phryne investigates the puzzling death of a magazine columnist and author of fairy stories. To get to the truth, she must unearth the deceptions and rampant rivalries of the magazine's thoroughly modern working women - and dig into the past of their token male employee. Meanwhile, Phryne rekindles her affair with the sensuous Lin Chung - whose arranged marriage has stalled in a mire of family politics and intrigue.