08 April 2012

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

I love Phryne (pronounced Fry-knee, to rhyme with briny)

Essie Davis as Phryne Fisher

I have been watching this series which is currently showing on ABC1.

I love the locations I recognise the streets and the beautiful laneways and cobblestoned roads. I love Phryne's (the main character) wardrobe and house.
Her dresses are divine so too are her hats and accessories.
I love the supporting characters and the hint of love interest between Phryne and the Detective Jack Robinson.
There is murder and intrigue.

The series has been written by a local Melbourne Author Kerry Greenwood who has written many books on crime.

The Phryne Fisher series began in 1989 with Cocaine Blues which was a great success. Kerry has written sixteen books in this series with no sign yet of Miss Fisher hanging up her pearl-handled pistol. Kerry says that as long as people want to read them, she can keep writing them.

I hope there will be more than one TV series..........but Im off to the bookshop to start what Im anticipating is a new love affair in book form.

If you are into ebooks you can download some of the books in the series here.


Felicity said...

I'm besotted with this series and the gorgeous Essie Davis.

Have you seen the extras section on the website?
If not here's the link: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/phrynefisher/video/

Happy days!

objectsofwhimsy said...

Essie Davis is so perfect for this role thanks for the pointer to the extras section I hadnt seen it!

Helen :)