As does “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries,” in a period framework. Essie Davis stars as a glamorous upper-crust Bohemian with a late-’20s Louise Brooks bob and Mae Murray lips. Her free-spirited life and easy acquaintance with and acceptance of People of All Sorts, along with a generous nature and love of adventure, lead her into the temptation of (amateur) detective work. (Like Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple, she is a person around whom crime happens.)
In the course of the series, she assembles a little family around her, including a couple of socialist teamsters, a ward, and a companion (what we would call a personal assistant). She also has a Butler named Butler. Nathan Page is the handsome police detective whose business she is all up in.
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