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.
Set in swinging '60s Melbourne, the gorgeously reckless Peregrine Fisher inherits a windfall when the famous aunt she never knew, Phryne Fisher, goes missing over the highlands of New Guinea. Peregrine sets out to become a world-class private detective in her own right with the guidance of The Adventuresses' Club, of which her celebrated aunt was a member. Despite failing at a number of jobs - hairdresser, typist and sales girl - Peregrine is fearless, fun, and charmingly down-to-earth, and her survival instincts have kept her afloat. Peregrine is perfectly poised for a new and challenging life and looking for a sense of belonging. She's a self-starter with an innate curiosity, moral integrity and an acute sense of justice; all of which delivers her an instinct for solving crimes.
When a pop star singer and his back-up singer are electrocuted during their surf-inspired spot on a TV music show, Peregrine's ex-boyfriend Eric is under suspicion for their deaths.
Peregrine ventures into the world of a top-secret science facility run by the government where Cecile Armand, an old comrade of Birdie's, is found frozen to death in a crashed car.