A female sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of Melbourne in the late 1920s, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger-sharp wit.
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Series cast summary:
Essie Davis ...  Phryne Fisher 34 episodes, 2012-2015
Nathan Page ...  Detective John 'Jack' Robinson / ... 34 episodes, 2012-2015
Hugo Johnstone-Burt ...  Hugh Collins / ... 34 episodes, 2012-2015
Ashleigh Cummings ...  Dorothy 'Dot' Williams / ... 34 episodes, 2012-2015
Richard Bligh Richard Bligh ...  Mr Butler / ... 32 episodes, 2012-2015
Travis McMahon Travis McMahon ...  Bert / ... 29 episodes, 2012-2015
Anthony J. Sharpe ...  Cec / ... 29 episodes, 2012-2015
Tammy Macintosh ...  Dr Mac 17 episodes, 2012-2015
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Phryne Fisher is a glamorous and thoroughly modern woman of the 1920s. She sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl handled pistol and her dagger-sharp wit. Leaving a trail of admirers in her wake, Phryne makes sure she enjoys every moment of her lucky life. But behind the façade of elegance and charm are the scars of the past which drive Phryne to find justice for those who can't help themselves and to pursue the truth of her own dark history. Based on the novels of Australian author Kerry Greenwood.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Essie Davis (Miss Fisher) was an associate producer on the 2nd season of the show. See more »

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In series 1, the same house is used for Lydia Andrews' house in Cocaine Blues, the Waddingtons' house in Death at Victoria Dock, and Aunt Prudence's house in Murder in the Dark. After series 1, the house is only used for Aunt Prudence. See more »

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Spin-off Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries (2019) See more »

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Lots of fun, and looks gorgeous
3 December 2013 | by Katherina_MinolaSee all my reviews

I happened upon Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries quite by accident. I'd never read (or even heard of) the books, but the programme drew me in, and is now one of my favourites. It's set in 1920s Melbourne, and although as the title says, each episode is concerned with a murder, it's lots of fun, and not too gory at all. Because of the time it is set in, there are no sophisticated forensic techniques to be handily applied to push the story forward (such as in CSI and numerous of its copies). It's basically good old sleuthing by Phryne Fisher and Inspector Jack Robinson. I love Essie Davis and Nathan Page as Phryne and Jack - the chemistry between them is almost palpable.

The period is reproduced beautifully, and the programme is simply gorgeous to look at. (I covet Phryne's wardrobe with every episode that I watch!) I also really enjoy Phryne's maid and friend Dot, and Jack's constable Hugh. who ably help them in their crime-solving.

It's great to see a series with such a strong, intelligent and independent female lead, and Davis plays the character wonderfully.

I would definitely recommend this series to any fans of period drama or crime drama, especially if you like a dash of playfulness added to your viewing!


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24 February 2012 (USA) See more »

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