Saturday, January 24, 2015

Recommended: Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

The plots for Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries are only an excuse for things we like: the occasional amusing line and a very stylish heroine with jazz age morals who is surrounded by a solid cast of likable characters. David Brown of Radio Times sums it up well: "Just when you thought that all variations of the amateur-detective genre had been explored, along comes Miss Phryne Fisher, who sashays through the jazz clubs of 1920s Melbourne, tackling villains with her pearl-handled pistol. The plot's hardly revolutionary, but it is worth watching for lead actress Essie Davis, with her sleek bob and killer cheekbones, who runs bad guys to ground with both wit and raunch."