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Quirky Crime Dramas

5 Shows & Movies | by Jess Gisler

Crime dramas that don’t take themselves too seriously.

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Shows

Our lady sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920’s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl handled pistol and her dagger sharp wit. Leaving a trail of admirers in her wake, our thoroughly modern heroine makes sure she enjoys every moment of her lucky life. Based on author Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher Murder Mystery novels.

Pushing Daisies

Pushing Daisies

Shows

A pie-maker, with the power to bring dead people back to life, solves murder mysteries with his alive-again childhood sweetheart, a cynical private investigator, and a lovesick waitress.

Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars

Shows

In the fictional town of Neptune, California, student Veronica Mars progresses from high school to college while moonlighting as a private investigator under the tutelage of her detective father.

Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries

Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries

Shows

In swinging 60’s Melbourne, gorgeously reckless Peregrine Fisher inherits a windfall when the famous aunt she never knew goes missing over the highlands of New Guinea. Peregrine must prove herself brilliant enough to become a world class private detective in her own right.

Frankie Drake Mysteries

Frankie Drake Mysteries

Shows

Toronto’s only female private detective in the 1920s takes on the cases the police don’t want or can’t handle. From airplanes and booze running to American G-men, Communists and union busters, Frankie’s fearless sense of adventure gets her into all kinds of trouble, but she always manages to find her way out.

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