“Like a female Indiana Jones with a better wardrobe”

Anyone else looking forward to Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries which starts on ABC TV this Friday (February 24th at 8:30pm)?

Based on the series by Kerry Greenwood set in 1920s Melbourne, the reviews and previews promise a lot of fun.  And unlike the recent series of the wonderful Zen (by Michael Dibdin) which only ran for three episodes, this series is a much more satisfying 13-parter.

Having been introduced to these books several years ago by a colleague, I’m so excited about this on TV that I might have to give up book group (1st Friday of the month), film club (2nd Friday of the month) and RFS training (3rd Friday of the month) for the next couple of months.

Phrynne is absolutely no Miss Marple. She’s smart like Miss M, but not one for knitting. She’s beautiful, wealthy, adventurous and sexy. (This last caused a bit of consternation when listening to one book on CD with my 10 year old daughter on a long journey home from Wagga Wagga last year; I listened with baited breath to Miss Fisher seducing the local doctor, wondering how long until I had to push the stop button).

And according to my TV guide there are another couple of Australian historical murder mystery series coming on the ABC :

  • The Doctor Blake Mysteries – set in Ballarat in 1959
  • The Mystery of the Hansom Cab and The Homicide Franchise by Fergus Hume. Published in 1886 this is set in Melbourne in the gold rush glory days.

Oooohhh, right up my alley. History, Mystery and Australia. Can’t wait.

The Phrynne Fisher books can be found on the Adult Crime Fiction shelves at GREENWOOD. Some are also available as Talking Books.

The Aurelio Zen books can be found on the Adult Crime Fiction shelves at DIBDIN.

The Mystery of the Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume can be found on the Adult Crime Fiction shelves at HUME.


Posted on February 20, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. sounds fabulous! added the first book to my wishlist 😉

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