Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

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Name: Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Abbreviation(s): MFMM
Creator: Deb Cox, Fiona Eagger
Date(s): 2012-2015
Medium: Television
Country of Origin: Australia
External Links: at IMDb

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Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is an Australian mystery television series that follows the adventures of a competent lady detective, The Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher, in 1928 and 1929 in Melbourne. Miss Fisher solves mysteries opposite a handsome deadpan policeman, Detective Inspector Jack Robinson, who only works reluctantly with her.

The show features an ensemble cast.




Notable pages and groups:


Notable blogs:

  • The Wardlow Collection: The Library exists to help readers find fics within the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries fandom. The Librarians answer fic-related questions and provide fic recommendations [1]
  • Miss Fisher's Murder Mystery Challenges: Provides news and updates about fic-writing challenges in the fandom, and will promote challenges or collections if reached out to [2].
  • Phryne Fisher's Fabulous Frocks: Provides detailed screencaps, photos and descriptions of Phryne's outfits by episode.
  • Phryne Fisher Daily: Fansite dedicated to the Australian drama series Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, featuring edits, gifsets, news and more content related to the show [3].

The Adventuresses' Club of the Americas (ACotA)

The Adventuresses' Club of the Americas is a 501(c)7 nonprofit social club committed to creating community around the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries TV shows, books, and movie [4]. The ACotA board organizes the annual Miss Fisher Con.


  • Phryne Fisher/Jack Robinson
  • Dorothy Williams/Hugh Collins
  • Phryne Fisher/Elizabeth MacMillan
  • Jack Robinson/Rosie Sanderson
  • Elizabeth MacMillan/Rosie Sanderson
  • Elizabeth MacMillan/Original Female Character(s)
  • Albert Johnson/Cecil Yates
  • Phryne Fisher/Jack Robinson/Original Character(s)
  • Jane Ross/Original Character(s)

Fan Activities

Involvement in the Kickstarter for Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears

In 2017, Every Cloud Productions undertook a Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign to raise a portion of the production budget for a feature film building on the television series[5]. The initial goal of AU$ 250,000 was exceeded by far, with a total of AU$ 733,210 pledged by fans by the end of the campaign [6].

Miss Fisher Con (fan convention)

The Miss Fisher Con takes place annually in the U.S. and is organized by the board of the Adventuresses' Club of the Americas[7].

Con 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

The first Miss Fisher Con took place in 2017 on May 4 - 7 at the Vdara Hotel and Spa, with VIP Guests Travis McMahon and Anthony Sharpe (Bert and Cec in the tv show), and Gabriela Hernandez of Besame Cosmetics.[8]

Con 2018 - Portland, OR

The 2018 Miss Fisher Con took place on June 28 - 30 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown, with Ruby Rees (Jane Ross in the tv show) as VIP Guest. [9].

Con 2019 - San Jose, CA

The 2019 Miss Fisher Con took place on July 25 - 27 at The Westin San Jose with Greg J. Walker, the composer of the original music for Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries and Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, as VIP Guest. [10]

Con 2020 - Cancelled

The 2020 Miss Fisher Con was cancelled due to travel restrictions[11] caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Con 2021 - Richmond, VA

The 2021 Miss Fisher Con took place both virtually and in-person on July 15 - 17. The VIP Guests are Roger Lanser (director of photography for Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries and Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears), Geraldine Hakewill (Peregrine Fisher in Ms. Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries) and Izabella Yena (Shirin Abbas in Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears).[12]

Con 2022 - Louisville, KY

Miss Fisher Con 2022 took place both virtually and in-person on August 4 - 6 at the Seelbach Hilton Louisville. VIP guests were Nathan Page (Jack Robinson; virtual guest), Roger Lanser, Roger Lanser (director of photography for Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries and Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears), and Louisa Mignone (Concetta Fabrizzi, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, and Violetta Fellini, Ms. Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries; virtual guest) [13].

Con 2023 - St. Paul, MN

Miss Fisher Con 2023 is to take place in St. Paul on July 27 - 29 [14].

Writing Events and Challenges in the Miss Fisher Fandom

Phryne Ficathon (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

There have been four Phryne Ficathons. The works of the first and second ficathons were unexpectedly deleted [15], but many of the works were later reposted under the Found Family for Ficathon Orphans collection. Works from all four ficathons can be found under the collections of PhryneFicathon on Archive of Our Own.

PFF - Phrack Fucking Friday (2016-)

A fandom event where writers post smutty fanworks on the first Friday of a month. The works are tagged with "PFF" or "Phrack Fucking Friday" [16]. Authenticity by Fire_Sign is one of the first PFF works on AO3.

Miss Fisher's Year of Tropes (2017)

A year-long fic-writing challenge during which each month had a different trope as prompt. The tropes included: soulmate AU, miscommunication, bottle episode, body swap, hurt/comfort, undercover, different setting AU, the dulcinea effect, rumours/gossip, breaking the fourth wall, and (un)expected marriage. The fics resulting from the challenge can be found in the Miss Fisher's Year of Tropes Collection. Miss Fisher and The Year of Tropes by whopooh is a discussion and analysis of the works published under each trope.

Miss Fisher's Year of Quotes (2018)

A year-long fic-writing challenge during which each month had a different set of quotes as prompt [17]. The fics resulting from the challenge can be found in the Miss Fisher's Year of Quotes Collection.

MFMM Flashfic Challenge (2018, 2019, 2020)

A prompt fic challenge where fic writers have two hours to write a fic based on one or more of the prompts given for the specific flashfic-heat [18]. The first Miss Fisher Flashfic Challenge was a test run held at the start of April 2018 [19]. There have since been several Flashfic Challenges, in April 2018, June 2018, August 2018, April 2019, January 2020 and November 2020.

News and updates about Flashfic Challenges can be found on the Miss Fisher's Flashfic Challenge blog.

Miss Fisher's Whumptober Challenge (2018-)

Miss Fisher Smutuary (2019, 2020, 2021)

12 Days of Miss Fisher (2020)

MFMM QuarantApril (2020)

MFMM Break Down the Door Challenge (2020)

The MFMM Break Down the Door Challenge was originally intended to take place from April 12 to May 12, 2020, but the final deadline was extended to May 26 [20]. It was held in response to the COVID-19 pandemic's early period of isolation and fans were asked to produce works centering around the general topic of closeness [21]. Fans could submit ideas that served as prompts and the final prompt list consisted of 60 prompts total [22]. Ten works were produced and can be found in the Break Down the Door Challenge collection on AO3.

Example Fanworks


See also Writing Events and Challenges in the Miss Fisher Fandom and Fic recommendations and compilations.


Examples of fanart in the Miss Fisher Fandom:

Fanvids & Multimedia

Examples of fanvids and multimedia in the Miss Fisher Fandom:


Examples of meta in the Miss Fisher Fandom:

  • Money Meta by Scratch_Pad, published on AO3 in 2019. Contains information about the hypothetical incomes of different characters; the involvement of Victoria police officers in World War 1; Australian marriage laws in the 1930s and the rules regarding marriage for policemen; and divorce in 1920s Melbourne and the implications for Jack and Rosie.
  • It feels as if you’re in my office every second day by missfisherindata on Tumblr, statistics and graphs on how often Phryne visits the police station compared to Jack’s visits to her house.
  • Calling Each Other by missfisherindata on Tumblr. A number of graphs depicting what Phryne and Jack call each other, how often, and how it changes throughout the series. Contains analyses of the changes with regard to the events of the episodes in which they occur.
  • Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears Theory by firesign23 on Tumblr. Discusses the question of how Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears could fit into the wider MFMM canon and what happened in between Phryne leaving for London at the end of series three and the movie.

Indexes & Lists

Indexes concerning the TV series

Fic recommendations and compilations

  • Reading Miss Fisher Index by whopooh on Tumblr. A large index of fic compilations. Updated 2018.
  • The Wardlow Collection Index on Tumblr.
  • Miss Fisher's Bookshelf by omgimsarahtoo on Tumblr. An index of fic rec lists. Compiled 2016.
  • Miss Fisher fic rec by ladyphryne on Tumblr. Rec list for fics on Fanfiction.net. Compiled 2014.
  • Fic Recs by aljwritesphryne on Tumblr. Originally posted 2014.
  • All In One Place by leliesblou on Tumblr. A masterpost of episode-related fics that are hard to find. Updated 2021.
  • The Come After Me collection by Scruggzi on AO3. Originally created in 2018. A collection of over 70 post-series three Miss Fisher fics that answer the question of whether Jack goes after Phryne and what happens after the end of the series.

Fandom-Specific Glossary

  • MFMM or mfmm: Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. Frequently used as a tag for fandom posts on Tumblr.
  • MOD: Ms. Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries.
  • PFF: Phrack Fucking Friday
  • Phrack: Ship name for Phryne Fisher and Jack Robinson's relationship. Frequently used as a tag for relationship-related posts on Tumblr.
  • Hottie: Ship name for Dorothy Williams and Hugh Collins's relationship.


  1. ^ https://thewardlowcollection.tumblr.com/
  2. ^ https://missfisherchallenges.tumblr.com/
  3. ^ https://phrynefisherdaily.tumblr.com/
  4. ^ https://missfishercon.com/
  5. ^ https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/468758721/miss-fisher-the-movie/description
  6. ^ https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/468758721/miss-fisher-the-movie/description
  7. ^ https://missfishercon.com/
  8. ^ https://missfishercon.com/con2017
  9. ^ https://missfishercon.com/con2018
  10. ^ https://missfishercon.com/con2019
  11. ^ https://missfishercon.com/con2020
  12. ^ https://missfishercon.com/con2021
  13. ^ https://missfishercon.com/vips-2022
  14. ^ https://adventuressclubamericas.tumblr.com/post/695019464003141632/miss-fisher-con-2023
  15. ^ https://firesign23.tumblr.com/post/166358159897/ficathon-update
  16. ^ https://firesign23.tumblr.com/post/148365182257/phrack-fucking-friday
  17. ^ https://missfisherchallenges.tumblr.com/post/169145010636/miss-fishers-year-of-quotes-an-overview
  18. ^ https://olderbynow.tumblr.com/post/172523914167/flash-that-fic-fandom
  19. ^ https://whopooh.tumblr.com/post/172523983038/miss-fisher-fic-written-in-a-flash
  20. ^ https://missfisherchallenges.tumblr.com/post/617396292342202368/mfmm-break-down-the-door-challenge
  21. ^ https://missfisherchallenges.tumblr.com/post/614510240595066880/mfmm-break-down-the-door-challenge
  22. ^ https://missfisherchallenges.tumblr.com/post/618544950717579264/mfmm-break-down-the-door-challenge
  23. ^ https://archiveofourown.org/works/31733962/chapters/78546562
  24. ^ https://archiveofourown.org/works/4423958/chapters/10051382
  25. ^ https://archiveofourown.org/works/4996279/chapters/11477974
  26. ^ https://archiveofourown.org/works/2843795