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Follow the Honorable Phryne (pr. fry-nee) Fisher through the back alleys, shady markets, and jazz clubs of late 1920s Melbourne. A glamorous lady detective in a mostly male world, she goes about her work with a pearl-handled pistol and dagger-sharp wit, leaving a trail of male admirers in her wake. Essie Davis (Girl with a Pearl Earring) stars in the stylish series based on the best-selling novels by Australian writer Kerry Greenwood. 13 episodes, 11 ¾ hrs, 4 DVDs, SDH.
Disc 1
Episode 1: Cocaine Blues
Invited to a relative's home where a murder has just occurred, Phryne soon finds herself in a world of drug smuggling and illegal abortion. As she sets about solving the first crime, she ends up getting embroiled in the other two.

Episode 2: Murder on the Ballarat Train
On a train ride to the country, Phryne saves the life of a fellow passenger-but can't prevent the death of the young woman's mother. In tracking down the killer, she picks up a couple of runaway girls and begins to earn the respect of Inspector Jack Robinson.

Episode 3: The Green Mill Murder
Phryne goes out for a night of dancing at Melbourne's top club, but the fun comes to an end after one of the patrons is stabbed to death. When a friend becomes the chief suspect, Phryne not only has to prove he didn't do it-she has to prove who did.

Episode 4: Death at Victoria Dock
The shooting death of a Latvian anarchist sets Phryne off in pursuit of the dead man's fiancée. In the process, she enters a dangerous underworld and puts not just herself in danger but her maid, Dot, as well.

Disc 2
Episode 5: Raisins and Almonds
Phryne investigates a murder in Melbourne's Jewish community, where the motives are masked by politics, romance, and religion. Though the police make a quick arrest, Phryne believes the key to the case lies in an ancient Hebrew text.

Episode 6: Ruddy Gore
Two deaths onstage at a Gilbert and Sullivan show are followed by an attempt on Phryne's life and, eventually, a new romance in Chinatown. At first Phryne thinks the killings are connected with the modern-day opium trade, but soon she turns her attentions to explanations from the past.

Episode 7: Murder in Montparnasse
The widow of a French painter visits Melbourne, reawakening in Phryne memories of her time in Paris after the Great War. When the woman disappears, Phryne begins to fear for the safety of her two assistants, Bert and Cec.

Disc 3
Episode 8: Away with the Fairies
When a magazine columnist dies under mysterious circumstances, Phryne finds petty jealousies, deception, and, perhaps, a motive for murder among the dead woman's colleagues. Following the paper trail, Phryne searches for clues in the writer's unpublished files.

Episode 9: Queen of the Flowers
A leisurely walk along the beach leads to Phryne's newest case after the body of a young woman washes ashore. Meanwhile, an unexpected visitor shows up at her house-the supposedly dead mother of one of Phryne's wards.

Episode 10: Death by Miss Adventure
A female night-shift worker dies when her hair gets caught in the factory machinery. The police suspect accidental death, but Phryne smells foul play and Dot goes undercover to get at the truth.

Disc 4
Episode 11: Blood and Circuses
Phryne joins the circus to investigate a murder the police have little chance of solving-and takes a journey into a dark part of her own past. When Phryne gets some unexpected news, she fears the case closest to her heart may now be closed forever.

Episode 12: Murder in the Dark
Suspicion falls on the entire household when a body is found in the pool at Phryne's aunt's house on the eve of a lavish party. While Jack Robinson investigates the case, Phryne discovers a link to her sister Janey's death.

Episode 13: King Memses' Curse
With a madman on the run, Phryne throws caution to the wind in order to find answers she has been seeking since childhood. However, she may have to put herself in the clutches of her nemesis in order to finally lay her ghosts to rest.
  • Behind-the-scenes clips
  • The Look of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries"
  • "Meet the Creators"
  • "Vehicles of the Series"
  • And more
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 706 minutes, plus bonus programming
Format: Widescreen
Number of Discs: 4
Language: English
Subtitles: No
Color or B&W: Color
CC: No
SDH: Yes
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Rating: NR. Contains violence, coarse language, sexual situations and drug use.
"A blockbuster hit"—The Sydney Morning Herals

"Witty and elegant"—The Australian

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20s fan
By Shopper from FL on 4/21/2013

Loved this series. Even hubby enjoyed and he's not usually a fan of stories with a female as the lead character. Mysteries were very good and dealt with many social issues of their time period. Not quite Agatha Christie, but held my attention.

 
A Little Known Gem
By Tammy from WI on 9/24/2013

I saw Miss Fisher's Mysteries on PBS and fell in love with the wonderful characters and plot lines. I love the on-going relationships and the underlying backstory as well.

 
A MOST EXTRAVAGENT MYSTERY
By nw from WA on 5/12/2014

LOVED THIS CRIME MYSTERY SERIES!! Set in Australia. The fabrics and accessories are phenomenal! One of my three mystery favorites!

 
A surprising little gem!
By Rosario from CA on 1/28/2013

I bought'Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries' simply out of curiosity. I love murder mysteries! And, a surprising little gem it turned out to be. Miss Fisher is a likeable character and she eventually surrounds herself with a formidable cast of characters who assist her in her endeavors. The story lines are very good with challenging turns of events, and with conclusions that often have surprising results!

 
Aussie Historical Mysteries
By Matt from TX on 4/21/2014

The Miss Fisher series are most entertaining. The angle of 1920's Australia gives a unique charm and wit to the series. A must see for fans of Agatha Christie.

 
Australian mystery adaption right!
By Liz from IL on 4/1/2013

I was so excited to see this australian series, and then found out it was unavailable. Hurrah Phryne is here. The costumes and decor are really right. Kerry Greenwood's heroine captivates.

 
Beginning of a Classic!
By JimR from ND on 9/29/2014

Miss Fisher's Mysteries is a sassy, classy who done it with great Aussie flair! It is a timeless keeper in the same vain as English Murder Mysteries! A must watch for period mystery fun.

 
Classy Fun!
By Just from IL on 4/23/2014

Miss Fisher mysteries are interesting, fun to watch, a little naughty, and very good stories. The characters are well written and we4ll acted. We have ordered Series 2 as well

 
enjoyed the tapes very much
By Paula from MD on 6/27/2013

order came very fast and will be ordering more DVDS

 
fun times
By Murder from AZ on 1/28/2013

A look at the post war [WWI] Australian lifestyle while solving complex murder mysteries was fun and enjoyable. Hopefully there will be a season two.

 
Great 20's mystery
By Hersh from IL on 12/6/2013

Love Miss Fischer's clothes and ahead of her time attitude. Nice supporting cast.

 
Great Fun
By Linda from FL on 2/22/2013

With the flavor of Agatha Christie's 'Partners in Crime' and Emma Peel of 'The Avengers'. Flirty, fun and more than a little racy. I hope there is a season 2

 
Great Show
By Kerr from ON on 7/4/2013

I liked the show very much but I was not impressed with the fact that I had to pay delivery charges when I picked it up at the Post Office. I assumed that any delivery charges would be billed to my credit card with the purchase price.

 
Great Stories.
By Mary from AL on 4/3/2013

Period costumes are really nice. Murder mysteries are intense.

 
Hello Miss Fisher
By Ann from NY on 2/5/2013

I have read all of the Phryne Fisher books and loved them. The TV versions are pretty good too although the stories themselves were somewhat changed. For instance the two taxi fellows, Burt and Cecil, weren't really introduced, so that 'non readers' of the books might not understand their relationship with Phryne. A few other 'picayunish' things also semi-bothered me. On the whole I enjoyed the videos. By the way, I wanted to get in touch with the author re her other character, Corinne Chapman, the baker supreme! A Britcom actress, Dawn French, would be perfect in that role! She's the 'Vicar of Dibley' on PBS. Love that one to pieces, too!

 
I like what I bought
By I from ON on 9/5/2014

I really enjoy the mystery's that Acorn has

 
Looking forward to viewing
By June from VA on 12/11/2013

I am giving this to my husband for Christmes. I'm sure that he will enjoy it as he has so many other of your collections. My main comment is concerning the great service of Acornonline. I made a mistake ordering, but it was solved in 5 minutes on the phone and I received the desired item quicker than expected. This is a great company.

 
looks and times
By ponyboy from MN on 1/12/2014

she is not canadas adventures of Kristie winters 1920's. only sold in Canada. the drawings in the beginning and the gold gun knife whole thing. the show is lasafair and some anarchy stuff. no match for Alfred hitchcock or Ellery queen. murder she wrote and diagnosis murder beat anything she does.

 
Love Phryne!
By PSann from MO on 1/31/2014

Were not sure we would like this, but we are suckers for a good mystery story. This fills the bill. Will probably add more to our collection

 
Love the Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries
By Pam from CA on 11/25/2013

Miss Fisher and all her friends make for a most enjoyable murder mystery series.

 
loved this series
By carlene from GA on 1/25/2013

only problem when is series 2 coming out?

 
Miss Fischers Murder Mystries
By Steve from NC on 9/15/2013

We love this series.well written,produced, , just great !,

 
miss Fisher
By Shopper from CA on 12/10/2013

read the books , love the series

 
Miss Fisher
By Dennis from NE on 8/8/2014

charming, hope to see more, have told others about this delightful show.

 
Miss Fisher
By Elzey from PA on 2/5/2013

I am really enjoying Miss Fisher. She is smart,and a major risk taker. Looking forward to series 2,3,etc,etc

 
miss fisher
By Karen from TX on 12/5/2013

fantastic series-would loveto have her clothes!

 
MISS FISHER
By Louise from NM on 8/23/2013

WE LIKED THE MYSTERIES. challangeing

 
Miss Fisher
By Nancy from GA on 4/21/2014

I love her. She does the best job of pulling these mysteries off. I love that she's woman, and that she has her own voice.

 
Miss fisher fan
By Anubis from WV on 4/26/2013

Love it so much I bought the blue ray set for a gift

 
Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries
By love from PA on 9/8/2014

I love the seies, perfect balance of well developed characters thaat are full of surprises and often amusing. A formula that has perfect balance between puzzle mystery, high fashion, and entertainment. Thoroughly entertaining and a delightful way to spend an hour.

 
Miss Fisher mysteries
By Vicki from NE on 4/19/2013

I have enjoyed the books over the years, and am glad that someone finally came out with dvd's of her mysteries, in the process of buying a set of the books, local libraries don't carry the full set and I like to re-read them occasionaly.

 
Miss Fisher series
By Linda from WI on 5/21/2013

I love this series. I saw an episode on public TV and was very happy to see I could own the series. Thanks for your prompt shipment of the series.

 
Miss Fisher series 1
By Barbara from WA on 4/10/2014

I love movies about that era. I cannot wait for series 2

 
Miss fishers
By BS from IN on 8/28/2014

god bbc murder mysteries

 
Miss Fisher's Muerder Mysteries - Series 1
By Mary from CA on 10/23/2014

I saw several of these mysteries on my local PBS station and loved them. I like the actors and the history of the time , 1928, that is reflected in the stories.

 
Miss Fisher's Murder
By Sharyn from AR on 7/21/2014

I have not had a chance to watch the DVD's yet. I am sure they are wonderful.

 
miss fishers murder mysteries
By FGY from MD on 2/18/2014

sexy but funny with fantastic dresses had problem with bad disc. replaced without fuss!

 
Miss fisher's murder mysteries
By Shopper from on 1/5/2014

Great series. Hope there is a series 2.

 
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
By Chris from CA on 1/17/2015

Was actually a Christmas gift for my Aunt. We so enjoy the mystery mini-series that comes on PBS...the stories, the costumes, Phryne's house! Her car! Plus she is beautiful, the men handsome, love Dot and Hew! A very entertaining series to watch.

 
Miss Fisher's murder mysteries
By Dorothy from FL on 5/6/2013

love series

 
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
By Marilyn from NS on 12/5/2014

I have watched this series on television and enjoyed it so much that I purchased it as a Christmas gift. If you enjoy the combination of a good mystery, the hint of a love story and fabulous clothes, this series is for you.

 
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
By Mystery from OH on 6/13/2013

We are really enjoying these mysteries. Love the time period of the twenties, clothing, her relationships with her staff and just all around enjoyable. So glad we bought this series.

 
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
By RH from MO on 6/5/2014

This Australian series is a delight -- smart, sophisticated, charming.

 
miss fisher's murder mysteries
By shirley from MB on 4/9/2013

This was every bit as good as the books. I loved the books by Kerry Greenwood, was excited to see DVD offered. It carried through on the stories so well,I do hope there will be more. I could not stop until I had gone through the whole series. Really enjoyed them. More, Please?

 
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries number 1
By Charlene from WA on 5/7/2014

Great stories, marvelous characters and the best costumes!

 
miss fishers murder mysteries series 1
By arlene from CA on 4/18/2013

I enjoy mystery shows. I only wish the prices were a bit less to those of us who shop on a regular basis at Acorn.

 
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Series 1
By Patty from MT on 6/25/2013

Kerry Greenwoods books are hilarious and her Miss Fisher is a wonderful fun personality with a devil may care attund

 
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Series 1
By Nancy from WA on 3/11/2013

I have read all the books. When I heard they made a series of the books in Australia, I wanted to obtain a copy. When they became available through Acorn, I was happy and purchased them. The series is good, well done, with good acting. But I do like the books better because they go into greater detail. The TV series also changed a few details in telling of the stories.

 
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Series 1
By Shopper from KY on 10/2/2014

I really enjoyed this series. I started watching this series on KQED and fell in love with the two lead characters.

 
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Series I
By Deborah from MD on 3/22/2013

Loved the books. These were good stories with excellent period costume and sets. Some liberties taken with some of the characters and original plots from the books to streamline them for TV. However, I enjoyed them all!

 
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries -Series !
By Dental from FL on 3/19/2014

Witty, Intriguing, and very entertaining. We have watched it over and over.

 
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Series 1
By Yvonne from OH on 4/9/2014

I enjoyed the series 1, but I have found I prefer a more serious, and not such a light-hearted mystery. It is O.K. for a change, but not for a steady diet. I love British mysteries, and my husband and I along with a special friend, enjoy these mysteries as our main form of entertainment.

 
Miss fishers muster mysteries
By Shopper from CA on 2/7/2014

Love it can't wait for series two

 
miss fishers mysteries
By jack from AZ on 3/7/2013

loved this series,can't wait till the next series comes out. will commend this series to friends. my wife loved the fashions and the stories.

 
Miss Fishers Mysteries
By rac44lv from PA on 8/14/2013

I love these stories. Was wondering if there is a Ser 2?

 
Miss Fisher's Mysteries
By Shopper from OR on 1/30/2014

This is the best new import from Australia. The sets, costumes, and especially the cast were all great. I'm awaiting anxiously the next series.

 
Miss Fisher's mysteries
By Shopper from MI on 4/22/2013

Unique - interesting - love the story lines - I understand that a second season is forthcoming. Will buy it when you have it!

 
Miss Fisher's Mysteries is A1
By Carolyn from TX on 2/20/2013

I've watched all of the series one and found it very fun, enjoyable and I'd like to see more when they're available.

 
Miss Fisher's Mysteries Series 1
By Deborah from WV on 2/25/2014

I found that ordering the set was easily done over the computer and the delivery was timely. I will order from you again.

 
miss fishers series 1 dvd
By I from CA on 9/4/2014

I love miss Fisher. The characters are wonderful, racy miss fisher, reliable and modest dot, the inspector, all of them. The costumes are great. I would rate this below Poirot and miss marple , with joan hickson, but still great.

 
Miss Fsiher's Mysteries
By Pam from IL on 1/5/2014

Love all the characters and how they act/react as a team. Hope there will be another series. Our local PBS station just ran the first 4 in the series.

 
Ms Fisher's MURDER mysteries
By Ed from PA on 2/27/2013

we really enjoy this series. A little humor and mstery with a great cast. Hope that there is a series two.

 
Murder Mysteries
By Shopper from KS on 3/1/2013

I really like murder mysteries and thought I'd like this. I really do!

 
new dvd review for Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
By Nelda from TX on 8/27/2014

I enjoy Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries. I could afford it on sale.

 
Not Much
By Jim from VA on 9/24/2013

Lot of color not much to like in this series. Over priced.

 
Phryne Fisher shines
By PFairfax from MN on 2/19/2013

The Australian Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries -Series 1 is top-notch. The production's settings and clothing as well as all other production values are some of the best ever. I have read all of the books and was delighted by their transformation to the screen with just a few exceptions. The casting of Phyrne herself is the most important thing for the series and they got it just right. Bravo! I am looking forward to subsequent seasons.

 
Phyrnne rocks!
By TLC from NM on 1/5/2014

She is a great character with fabulous clothes, an amazing car and beautiful men. What a great role model!

 
Scarier than expected
By Josh from ID on 1/10/2014

Most of the earlier ones were enjoyable, but the last three in the series were scarier than expected, because they revolve around a person who is killing girls for black magic purposes and is uncaught at the end of Series 1.

 
She's a hoot
By Dave from NE on 1/4/2014

Fun to watch will there be a series 2 ? We've had nothing but good service with Acorn.

 
SMART ASS
By MYSTERY from NJ on 4/17/2013

REFRESHING TO HAVE A SERIES WITH A FIRST RATE WOMAN DETECTIVE WHOSE SMART AND SEXY TO BOOT.

 
Stylish and fun!
By Deco from VA on 7/23/2014

Love Art Deco and this series has it in spades. Essie Davis is perfect as Phryne. Read the books, series is different but just as fun.

 
The Quality of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Isn't a Mystery
By JHAWK from NC on 2/6/2013

I often forget that the 1920s occurred in every country, not just in the U.S. The Australian Broadcasting production of this series is impeccably done. Miss Fisher is a very liberated woman in the 21st century sense. I also greatly admire the fashions from that area, it still appears so chic. The mysteries are riveting although the outcomes are at times predictable. Melbourne in the 1920s appears to be an exotic place on another planet at times. Overall, it's more than worth the effort to view the entire series. I have a sinking feeling that there won't be subsequent series. Add that, if my prediction becomes true, to another one of life's major disappointments.

 
VERY ENTERTAINING
By RONDA from TX on 6/13/2013

I like the story lines and the actors appear to have genuine feelings.

 
Well done adaptation of books by Kerry Greenwood
By Marianne from FL on 11/8/2013

I have read and continue to read, every book by Miss Greenwood in both her series. I met Phyrne Fisher first, then Corrine- a completely different persona entirely. I have enjoyed each episode on American TV and pray/hope they will continue to do many more in the series!! Pick up the books - you will thank me later. Enjoy the videos - the casting is superbly done!!

 
Why change a good thing?
By Arlene from CO on 2/14/2014

In the books Phrynne has a Chinese lover, whom most of us fell in love with. Why did the producers of the series get rid of him and have Jack Robinson divorce the wife he loved and leave his children to possibly give Miss Fisher a new person to love? Also, I'm not happy about some of the changes made to the stories that kept only the title. The stories , novels, are good in themselves and didn't need to be altered. And if the producers didn't want stories about a woman who practiced free love in the '20's they shouldn't have chosen this series to televise.

 
Witty dialog Good stories
By europa912 from VA on 12/28/2013

These are a very good watch. Good story lines and witty lines are aplenty. I am only on the 4th episode, but notice the cast getting comfortable in their roles and meshing nicely. I expect an enjoyable series.

 
Wonderful
By Lynette from CA on 3/17/2014

I loved getting to know Miss Fisher. Can't wait to see second series!

 
Worth buying!
By Gail from FL on 4/24/2013

Absolutely super. I hope there is a series 2--and maybe more.

 
Wow!
By Dorothy from ON on 12/9/2013

I love the videos. But then, I loved the books. My only cavil would be that you have to have read the books to keep up with the videos. The costuming is scrumptious, the music divine. This is a classy heroine. She doesn't kick people. Well, not often.

 
By Shopper from on 11/25/2014

I have been watching the show on PBS for a year or more and my daughter who lives in Switzerland loves English shows. It is for her for Christmas.

 
By Shopper from WI on 10/18/2013

This program is extremely well-written, well-acted and engaging.

 
By Shopper from on 4/29/2013

Perfectly delightful! Highly recommend it.

 
By Shopper from CO on 2/6/2013

Looking forward to more.

 
By J. from CA on 3/22/2013

I have read almost all the phryne fisher books and love them...I hope there is another series on DVD soon??!!