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.