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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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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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Australia

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English

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2012 (Australia) See more »

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Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries See more »

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16:9 HD
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Review from The New York Times, 10 October 2018 (by Maria Theresa Hart): "A whodunit series from Australia, "Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries" is ideal background TV for fans of old-fashioned thrillers. Set in Melbourne in the late 1920s, the show follows Phryne Fisher (a sparkling Essie Davis), a self-described "lady detective." Each episode follows a basic formula and is self-contained, kicking off with a murder and closing with the captured killer, which is a snap to follow no matter how many browser tabs you have open. And a huge part of the show's appeal comes from Miss Fisher's spectacularly glamorous flapper ensembles, all topped off with coordinated cloche hats. These outfits, like Miss Fisher's quippy one-liners, can be appreciated as isolated diversions by even the most distracted viewer." 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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