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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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
Although set in the 20s, at least two songs used for background mood, "My baby Just Cares for Me" and "Minnie the Moocher" were written in the 30s. See more
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