With much anticipation from fans of author Kerry Greenwood’s Phryne Fisher series, the first episode in the Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries TV series aired last night on ABC in Australia. My thoughts – loved it! I always think casting makes or breaks a TV adaption of much-loved novels, and on the whole I think the casting in […]
Murder on a Midsummer Night Synopsis : Melbourne, 1929. The year starts off for glamorous private investigator Phryne Fisher with a rather trying heat wave and more mysteries than you could prod a parasol at. Simultaneously investigating the apparent suicide death of a man on St Kilda beach and trying to find a lost, illegimate child […]
Kerry Greenwood’s everlasting protagonist Phryne Fisher, femme fatale private investigator is a woman who knows what she wants and how to get. She has a taste for the finer things in life, be they food, drink, apparel, cars or men.
What makes such a character all the more appealing is the setting in which we find her – St Kilda, Victoria Australia in the 1920s. She speaks her mind and uses her enviable charms to get away with doing so. She takes a somewhat liberal attitude to the achievement of justice for those causes she takes under her wing. Although Phryne is considered ‘fast’ by many, she has a strong moral code very much ahead of her time. She dotes on her two adopted daughters and is the perfect host to all those that enter her household.
BOOK RATING: The Story 3 / 5 ; The Writing 3.5 / 5 BOOK REVIEW: This book made me hungry! Greenwood’s main character and narrator Corinna Chapman is a baker and simply loves food. The detailed descriptions of every meal were mouth-watering but sometimes a little distracting from the mystery story itself which involved surprisingly heavy […]