Miss Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis, Girl with a Pearl Earring) is back with more intriguing mysteries and exquisite fashion. A private detective in 1920s Melbourne, Phryne has a knack for being in the right place at the right time—and she’s usually armed with the right weapon. Aided by her maid, Dorothy “Dot” Williams (Ashleigh Cummings, Tomorrow, When the War Began), Phryne ventures from the city’s mansions to its brothels, gaining admirers and enemies along the way.
Murder Most Scandalous | Saturday, July 23
Jack’s ex-father-in-law—the deputy commissioner of police—is implicated in the murder of a prostitute, and Jack and Phryne combine their efforts to get to the bottom of the case.
Death Comes Knocking | Saturday, July 30
A séance to contact a soldier killed in World War I leads to two murders in Melbourne a decade after the war’s end.
Dead Man’s Chest | Saturday, August 6
Phryne begins by looking into a burglary at the home of an establishment family fallen on hard times—but ends up investigating three murders.
Marked for Murder | Saturday, August 13
The captain of a local football team is found hanged before a game against the crosstown rivals, who appear to be the likely suspects.
Murder à la Mode | Saturday, August 20
Phryne goes for a fitting at an exclusive fashion salon and finds that another customer has been killed with her own hairpin.
Deadweight | Saturday, August 27
The police try to channel an outbreak of gang warfare into the boxing ring, but when someone stabs a gang member to death, Phryne and Jack get embroiled in the dangerous world of fight-rigging and illegal betting.
Blood at the Wheel | Saturday, September 10
A pioneering female racing driver dies after her car is tampered with, and the race against a rival men’s team looks set to be abandoned.
The Blood of Juana the Mad | Saturday, September 17
Medical students assembled for an anatomy lecture are shocked to find the cadaver they expected is actually the fresh corpse of one of their professors.
Framed for Murder | Saturday, September 24
The on-set death of the leading man jeopardizes the future of The Bride of Babylon, an Australian silent movie trying to fend off competition from Hollywood.
Death on the Vine | Saturday, October 1
A vineyard owner hires Phryne to look into a suspicious death, but by the time she gets to the remote town, he’s dead, too.
Dead Air | Saturday, October 8
A bookkeeper and budding announcer at a city radio station are found choked to death, the latest in a succession of incidents threatening to put new stations out of business.
Unnatural Habits | Saturday, October 15
When the body of a drowned and bound young woman is traced to a nuns’ home for “wayward girls,” the new chief commissioner—stressing the need for diplomacy in dealing with the church—takes Jack off the case.
Murder under the Mistletoe | Saturday, October 22
Phryne and company head to a chalet to celebrate “Christmas in July,” but when they get there they find one of the residents dead, electrocuted while hanging festive lights.