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Leading Lady Detective

Drama series from Down Under follows the unflappable Phryne Fisher

Get ready to immerse yourself in the opulent, exciting world of Australia's leading lady detective, Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis), in the drama series Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. Phryne (pronounced FRY-nee) is a glamorous and thoroughly modern woman of the 1920s operating in a mostly male world.

Our lady sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of Melbourne, fighting injustice with her her dagger-sharp wit and pearl-handled pistol close at hand — and, more often than not, a male admirer even closer. Ignoring the dangers all around her, she seems to glide through life determined to enjoy every moment.

But beneath her devil-may-care attitude, Phryne hides ghosts from the past that continue to haunt her.

Miss Phryne Fisher came to being in 1989 as the daring lady detective protagonist of a series of 18 crime books written by Australian author Kerry Greenwood. With an acquired taste for the best, but impeccable working-class origins, Phryne was an instant success with readers and shows no sign of hanging up her pistol or giving up her adventurous love life for just one man.

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries airs Mondays at 9pm on KQED Plus beginning April 22, 2013. View complete schedule.

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