I am a big fan of mysteries, particularly period pieces and historical fiction. A few years ago, I stumbled upon Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries on Netflix. The television series is based on author Kerry Greenwood’s historical mysteries. Set during the 1920s, the show follows the adventures (and in some cases, misadventures) of Phryne Fisher, a fabulously glamorous amateur detective living in Melbourne, Australia. Phryne is a great character, portrayed brilliantly by actress Essie Davis. She is a true feminist: free-spirited, bold and clever.
The show itself had three seasons (there are 20 novels in the book series)! I binge-watched all of it and at the end was left wanting more. Thanks to the series’ passionate fan base, I got it! A new stand-alone feature film, Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, was released in 2020 and reunited the main cast. In the film, Phryne travels around the world, uncovering secrets, ancient treasure and a cursed tomb. This is a fun film filled with romance, adventure and murder. The costumes, like always, are just fabulous.
So, where can you watch the movie? I was able to watch the film using one of our library’s digital resources, RBDigital Entertainment. RBDigital provides access to audiobooks, magazines, educational videos and entertainment. Their entertainment platform offers a full suite of content like indie films, documentaries, full-length concerts, feature films and telenovelas.
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, its spin-off Miss Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries and the feature film are available to stream via RBDigital Entertainment’s Acorn TV. You can use your library card to create a free account and then check out a seven-day access pass to binge-watch the entire series.
Interested in reading Kerry Greenwood’s books? Hoopla has several titles available, including the first book in the series, Cocaine Blues. Also available in eBook and/or eAudiobook are Sara Rosett’s High Society Lady Detective series, Ashley Weaver’s Amory Ames series, Anna Lee Huber’s Verity Kent series and Tessa Arlen’s Poppy Redfern And The Midnight Murders.