This series is based on novels written by Kerry Greewood. When Detective John ‘Jack’ Robinson learns about a murder, Phryne Fisher is always right behind him looking for clues. Jack also has help from his partner Hugh Collins. Dorothy ‘Dot’ Williams, Mr. Butler, Bert, Cec and Dr. Mac assist Phryne. There are a lot of crimes in these episodes. An act at a magic show kills a woman. Another woman is killed outside an Air Force base. An Italian grandmother is killed in her restaurant kitchen. A boy living on the street goes missing and his brother needs help finding him. Phryne’s Aunt Prudence opens her home to a psychiatrist and natural healer. A hotel concierge falls to his death. A woman is murdered at a tennis club. A man who wants to kill Phryne’s father escapes from a hospital.
All these events take place in the 20’s. It’s the flapper age and Phryne doesn’t hesitate to dress in the latest fashions. I liked the clothing, hairstyles and the cars. The plots and the acting are good too. Each episode is different and interesting. 4* (I really liked this series)
Each episode 60 min, TV Series, Crime with Essie Davis Nathan Page, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Ashleigh Cummings, Richard Bligh, Travis McMahon, Anthony Sharpe, Tammy Macintosh.
Note: Imdb 8.4 out of 10, Amazon 4.8* out of 5* with 322 reviews, TV.com 9.2 out of 10 with 67 votes.
Special Note: There are three episodes on each DVD for a total of nine different crime stories. Episode Titles: Death Defying Feats, Murder and the Maiden, Murder and Mozzarella, Blood and Money, Death and Hysteria, Death at the Grand, Game, Set and Murder, Death do us Part. There was another set of mysteries released in 2012 and 2013. This series was filmed in Melbourne and Victoria, Australia. Essie Davis and Hugo Johnston-Burt also worked together on the TV Mini-Series Cloudstreet of 2011. There is a mistake with the gun used by Phryne. Her revolver is a Chiefs Special model that was introduced in American in 1950. Similar models by Smith and Wesson were distinctly different in appearance.