Tag: Miss Fisher

Flying too High

Flying too High

by Kerry Greenwood (Penguin, 1990); audiobook read by Stephanie Daniel (Bolinda, 2011)

Flying Too High by Kerry Greenwood (book cover)

Two fairly straightforward cases (not investigations as such) brought concurrently to heel by the redoubtable Miss Fisher. In prose and plot, this is a simpler novel than Cocaine Blues. Nonetheless it sails along nicely on the strength of its characters and setting.

Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries

Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries

(Seven Network, 2019)

Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries

Ms Fisher dances smoothly forward in time to 1960s Melbourne, reworking several aspects of the earlier Miss Fisher series and proving a worthy successor. Geraldine Hakewill (Peregrine Fisher) is mod-culture personified and every bit Essie Davis’s (Phryne’s) equal across four feature-length episodes.



Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears

Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears

dir. Tony Tilse (2020)

Miss Fisher_Crypt of Tears

This feature-length treatment sacrifices mystery for spectacle and action. In leaving Melbourne behind and attempting to sustain itself purely on Miss Fisher’s glamour and spunk, it loses touch with its cosy, quirky origins. Romance angle aside, the plot is threadbare and irresolute.



Murder Under the Mistletoe

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Murder Under the Mistletoe

(ABC, 2013)

Miss Fisher_Murder Under the Mistletoe

It’s hard to imagine this Christmas special—broadcast only a month after series two ended—warranted a separate DVD release. Though themed around Christmas (in July), its only real point of departure is to embroil Miss Fisher in a closed circle mystery.