Miss Fisher Movie

I’m so excited!! I just saw the first preview for the upcoming Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears movie.

I *love* the tv series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. It’s set in Melbourne, Australia in the 1920s and is based on the books by Kerry Greenwood. I actually prefer the tv series to the books (unusual for me), although I adore Kerry Greenwood’s contemporary series, the Corinna Chapman Mysteries.

If you haven’t seen the series, and you like cozy mysteries (think Agatha Christie), then you need to track it down. Interestingly, the third (and final) series was only commissioned after a social media campaign led by Sisters in Crime Australia (yes, I signed). The movie picks up from the end of the third series.

It’s being released in Australia in cinemas in February and I believe it is being released via Acorn TV in the States, with a limited theatrical release. Not sure about anywhere else.

Have you seen the series? Read the books? Going to track them down? Or are you like me, already an avid fan who is counting the days until the movie?

10 comments on “Miss Fisher Movie

  1. Hi AJ,

    I just recently found out about these books and the series on Netflix. Quite enjoyable! I’ll look forward to seeing the movie at some point.


    • Yay that it’s on Netflix in Canada, Deb. Hopefully that means you’ll eventually get the movie too.

  2. That was a good show: it ran on one of our PBS stations for a while, and we always watched it.

    • I hope they make more movies in the future (the star, Essie Davis, moved to the UK when she landed a role on Game of Thrones) which is why it’s set in the UK and is a movie (fitted into Essie’s schedule). I hope you get the chance to see this as well, John.

  3. I’ll check this one out. I’ve heard some about it lately and it does sound interesting.

  4. It’s definitely worth it, Jacqui. It’s a very polished series and a lot of fun.

  5. No, I hadn’t heard of this. I’ll have to keep an eye out.

  6. I’ll certainly be seeing this when it is out, though I think the charm of the original series was its Melbourne setting. I do prefer the Corinna Chapman books to the Fisher ones, but I prefer the books to the TV series, sorry! The show was visually stunning and well cast, but the first season was disappointing for me. Lin Chung came and went. Phryne let herself be abused by that dreadful French lover, AND needed Jack to help her in that restaurant scene. Neither of those happened, or would have happened, in the books. As for those last two episodes with the crazy villain and his Egyptian stuff, I cringed. In fact, *Kerry Greenwood* cringed, when I asked her about it. It did improve the next season, when they weren’t trying to adapt novels. I would have liked to see the short stories adapted – one episode was vaguely based on “Jock McHale’s Hat.” I guess they wanted a murder, and that didn’t always happen in the short stories.

    Anyway, each to their own!

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