Phryne Fisher...my new favorite heroine. We've been Netflix pigging out on Blacklist and Agents of Shield, which are two great shows, but with the additional holiday stress creeping into my brain, I decided it was time for something a little more mellow. I must have intrigue and excitement in my television viewing, so I'm delighted to have found Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.
Phryne Fisher is a lady detective in Australia. When I saw the blurb for the show I recall reading a book that sounded very similar to this subject. There can't be too many lady detectives in Australia, right? Sure enough, Miss Fisher is the same fabulous heroine I'd discovered long ago in a book by Kerry Greenwood. Phryne (Essie Davis) is described as "...a glamorous and thoroughly modern woman of the 1920s." She loves exercising her deductive talents, so she teams up with the local Detective Inspector Jack Robinson, a delicious hunk of man played by Nathan Page. Read the show's summary at the ABC link below.
Phryne is the perfect romance heroine. She's brave, likes to have fun, and oh yes, she takes lovers without guilt. In fact, she does everything without guilt. My kind of woman! She's wealthy, which means she's able to to buy a gorgeous motor car and an even more stunning house. Part of the fun of the show is watching life in the 1920s. There's an electric romance building between Phyrne and Jack. They can't act on their mutual attraction because...no, I'm not going to ruin it for you. Watch the program.
This really happy news? Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries will be continued for season three. Go Phryne!
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