Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

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  • TV-PG
  • 2012
  • 3 Seasons
  • 8.3  (14,342)

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is an Australian murder mystery series based in Melbourne that tells the story of a different murder each episode. The show was first broadcast by the Australian network ABC1 in 2012 as a 13 part season of one hour episodes; the eponymous Miss Phryne Fisher is a 1920s society woman who uses her beauty, charm and a pearl handled pistol to solve a different murder in each episode. The character is based on a series of popular Australian mystery novels by Kerry Greenwood known as the Phryne Fisher Mysteries. Adapted by writers Deb Cox and Fiona Eaggers the first season of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is set in 1920s Melbourne, Australia and shows the return of Phryne from a tour of foreign countries. Returning to her hometown Miss Fisher moves in with her Aunt, who is determined to introduce her niece to Melbourne society and find a rich husband for her. Throughout the season the major reason for Phryne's return to Melbourne is revealed as her wish to make sure the man she feels is responsible for the mysterious disappearance of her sister, Murdoch Foyle stays in jail for life. In the first episode of the season Phryne clears the name of a young woman, Dot Williams who is accused of murder; after clearing her name Phryne employs Dot as he maid and assistant in investigations. She also befriends Detective Inspector Jack Robinson and his assistant Constable Hugo Collins. With the police using their own means to investigate the different murder occurring in each episode and Phryne using her feminine wiles and humor to help solve crimes the group find their way to the identity of each killer. Although firmly based in the genre of amateur murder investigators Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries differs from the majority of the genre through its setting in the Jazz era in Australia. The characters of Phryne Fisher and her Aunt Prudence inject humor into each episode through the skills of actresses Essie Davis and Miriam Margolyes, respectively.

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Death Do Us Part
8. Death Do Us Part
June 26, 2015
A prize-winning scientist is murdered on the grounds of the Royal Observatory-and a killer who has traveled halfway around the world catches up with a member of the Fisher family. Phryne must save a life and help restore an old marriage, even as she celebrates a new one.
Game, Set & Murder
7. Game, Set & Murder
June 19, 2015
At a female tennis tournament hosted by Phryne, one of the competitors dies from a spider bite before she even steps onto the court. When it emerges that the spider had been deliberately placed in the woman's empty tennis shoe, it becomes clear that someone has not just a determination to win, but a willingness to kill.
Death at the Grand
6. Death at the Grand
June 12, 2015
A concierge is stabbed and pushed to his death from the rooftop of the Grand Hotel, an establishment that was once a part of Melbourne high society but has now fallen on hard times. Jack calls Phryne in on the case, which looks like a robbery gone wrong until a strange connection to the Fisher household emerges.
Death and Hysteria
5. Death and Hysteria
June 5, 2015
One of the patients in a controversial sanatorium for women is electrocuted in her room. Though it could have been a tragic accident, Phryne has other ideas. What kind of appliance was the woman plugging into the electrical outlet-and where is the appliance now?
Blood and Money
4. Blood and Money
May 29, 2015
When street urchins from a local gang begin to disappear from a poor neighborhood of Melbourne, suspicion falls on a hospital employee who has been using them in his petty crime operation. Cuts on two dead boys suggest they were involved in knife fights, until Phryne and Jack realize there was a darker purpose to the killings.
Murder and the Mozzarella
3. Murder and the Mozzarella
May 22, 2015
The strangling of an old lady in her restaurant's kitchen signals the latest flare-up in a feud against a rival Italian eatery. But with organized-crime involvement and grudges stretching back to the old country, this is no ordinary food fight.
Murder and the Maiden
2. Murder and the Maiden
May 15, 2015
The body of an unidentified woman is found outside the perimeter of a Royal Australian Air Force base, and an airman is missing. Is there a connection? Phryne finds one when she traces the dead woman to a group of Russian leftists and a deadly conflict between the airmen and the base's unionized workers.
Death Defying Feats
1. Death Defying Feats
May 8, 2015
A sabotaged guillotine leaves a magician's assistant dead onstage and the magician confessing to murder-not of his assistant, but of his wife 10 years earlier. Phryne enters a world of deception and illusion and decides that to solve the crime, she needs to get in on the act.
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Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is an Australian murder mystery series based in Melbourne that tells the story of a different murder each episode. The show was first broadcast by the Australian network ABC1 in 2012 as a 13 part season of one hour episodes; the eponymous Miss Phryne Fisher is a 1920s society woman who uses her beauty, charm and a pearl handled pistol to solve a different murder in each episode. The character is based on a series of popular Australian mystery novels by Kerry Greenwood known as the Phryne Fisher Mysteries.

Adapted by writers Deb Cox and Fiona Eaggers the first season of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is set in 1920s Melbourne, Australia and shows the return of Phryne from a tour of foreign countries. Returning to her hometown Miss Fisher moves in with her Aunt, who is determined to introduce her niece to Melbourne society and find a rich husband for her. Throughout the season the major reason for Phryne's return to Melbourne is revealed as her wish to make sure the man she feels is responsible for the mysterious disappearance of her sister, Murdoch Foyle stays in jail for life.

In the first episode of the season Phryne clears the name of a young woman, Dot Williams who is accused of murder; after clearing her name Phryne employs Dot as he maid and assistant in investigations. She also befriends Detective Inspector Jack Robinson and his assistant Constable Hugo Collins. With the police using their own means to investigate the different murder occurring in each episode and Phryne using her feminine wiles and humor to help solve crimes the group find their way to the identity of each killer. Although firmly based in the genre of amateur murder investigators Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries differs from the majority of the genre through its setting in the Jazz era in Australia. The characters of Phryne Fisher and her Aunt Prudence inject humor into each episode through the skills of actresses Essie Davis and Miriam Margolyes, respectively.

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (34 episodes). The series first aired on February 24, 2012.

Where to Watch Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries on demand at Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Hoopla and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    February 24, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    8.3  (14,342)