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REVIEW: Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries, Series Two

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 28, 2014

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SHE’S classy and sassy, fighting injustice with a pearl-handled pistol and her dagger-sharp wit.

The Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis) is back in this second series, sashaying through the back streets of 1928 Melbourne.

Based on the bestselling novels by Kerry Greenwood, this second series of Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries is every bit as enjoyable as the first.

It continues to follow the independent, glamorous and unflappable leading lady-detective from shadowy lanes of the city to the halls of academia; from high-class brothels to haute couture, Miss Fisher defends the innocent and juggles admirers with her usual panache.

And while all this is happening, she keeps up her delicious dance around Detective Inspector Jack Robinson (Nathan Page) in a ‘will they, won’t they?’ backdrop story.

Essie Davis absolutely shines as Miss Fisher, full of style, wit and charm - with a wardrobe any Art Deco fan would fall over themselves to own.

The show also features an excellent supporting cast including the wonderful, slightly ‘off-the-wall’ award-winning actress Miriam Margolyes as Miss Fisher’s Aunt Prudence.

There is debate as to whether a third series will be commissioned. If it isn’t, the wonderful world of murder, mystery and 1920s fashion will be a much poorer place.

DVD extras: Lashings of behind the scenes features filmed on location with cast and crew.

Acorn Media. Four disc DVD set. 780 minutes. Cert 12. RRP: £29.99.

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