By Gayle Leeson
I started watching Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries on Netflix and fell in love with the show. If you haven't seen it, it's an Australian show in which glamorous, sassy private detective Phryne Fisher solves crimes in Melbourne in the late 1920s. (The show is based on a series of books by Kerry Greenwood, but I haven't read them.) Phryne lives in a gorgeous home, drives a convertible roadster, wears beautiful outfits, and is talented in just about everything. Plus, she has an assistant named Dot, a butler named Mr. Butler, and drivers Burt and Cec to help her in her crime-solving. What's not to love?
I'm looking forward to the upcoming movie, Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears. It's scheduled to debut on Acorn TV on March 23. I have Acorn through my Amazon Prime membership. I feel like I'm invested in this movie since I took part in the crowdfunding for it. I bought the package giving me insights into the costuming because I found it incredibly interesting (the costumes in the show are fantastic) and because I based my character Maxine "Max" Englebright of the Ghostly Fashionista Series partially on Phryne Fisher.
I watched the Acorn series Miss Fisher's Modern Mysteries, set in the sixties and based on the adventures of Phryne's niece. It's cute, but there were only four episodes in the first season (no word as to whether or not there will be a second season), and I didn't get as invested in it as I did the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.
Have you seen the show or the movie? If so, what did you think?