Must Watch TV: Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Phryne Fisher Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

If you haven't heard of the  fabulous Miss Phryne Fisher, then I am here to tell you all about her and her show!

The series is based on books written by Kerry Greenwood called A Phryne Fisher Mystery. Set in the 1920's with Australian as its backdrop, Phryne is an independent and ultra glamorous lady detective who solves cases while also driven to solve the mysterious death of her sister. In a time when women were rebelling against corsets or settling into the institute of marriage, Phryne's approach to life comes across as daring yet refreshing. She is single with multiple lovers, she has no children of her own and she is independently wealthy. Not to mention that she is also a bit of a firecracker!

Netflix is currently showing season one on streamline and season two is now available to the public. Well, if you live in Australia that is or have access to Aussie television (tunnelbear anyone?)

Phryne is a lady detective by trade who has the fashion sense and money of a film star. She brings along with her  a slew of friends/sidekicks if you will, those who help her out and assist in solving the mysteries (aka crimes). Detective Robinson is a prestigious detective and Constable Collins helps him out in cases. Then there is Dot-Phryne's maid, Mr. Butler-Phryne's butler (not kidding you), Bert and Cec-who help Phryne out as well, and her close friend who is also a doctor named Dr. Mac. Adding to the cast is Jane-her foster child and Aunt Prudence-Phryne's respectable aunt.

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Cast

Essie Davis as Phryne Fisher, Nathan Page as Detective Inspector Robinson, 
Hugo Johnstone-Burt as Constable Collins, and Ashleigh Cummings as Dot

Dr. Mac Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Dr. Mac played by Tammy MacIntosh

Aunt Prudence Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Aunt Prudence played by Miriam Margolyes

Phryne Fisher Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

And I will not forget the stunning Essie Davis who plays the title role of Phryne Fisher oh so well. And I must mention the other star of this series.... the FASHION!

Oh, swoon on the fashion! Geez, I am ga-ga over the clothes in this show. Not only are the story lines well written and the characters charming, but the fashion just fills your eyes up with wonder. The costume designers must be in bliss being able to work on designs like the one above. Goodness, makes me wish it were the 1920's all over again and I were a rich and famous starlet. Oh...did I just write that out loud? Ooops, well a girl can fantasize once in a blue moon, right?

Now,  go tune in to Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries and let yourself be transported to the 1920's, in style!

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  1. We adore this show. My husband(of 26 years) claims she could be his girlfriend. Hmmm. This mystery writer finds herself thinking of murder..... again. Enjoying your site. Would love your comments on mine. ( See you on twitter!

  2. The fashion looks amazing. I have never seen this but it sounds great.

  3. Oh my this looks amazing! I had seen this in the next flix cue and new I would want to see it and now I am even more convinced. By the way after reading about your photo shoot for dr who I got a digital subscription to vintage life magazine and I love it.

    Kate the old fashioned way

  4. It's too bad we don't live nearby! My mom (who lives about five minutes away from us) is a huge fan of this show. I've seen a couple, but rarely seem to catch it when its on, so I'm lagging way behind her (mom) on the number of episodes we've each watched. I really enjoyed the two I saw though and hope to catch more.

    ♥ Jessica

  5. I just recently discovered this on Netflix and I am sooo hooked. It is a fabulous show and the costumes are to die for. I so want to find some pieces to incorporate into my own wardrobe. =)

  6. I love the books!! Can't wait to watch the show!
    ~xoxo, CoriLynn


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