television mystery

Grantchester Thrills

James Norton and Robson Green play  Rev. Sidney Chambers amateur sleuth  and police detective, respectively

Grantchester on PBS Mystery is so much fun to watch. I love the casting. I love the time period (195Os). I love the black lab puppy Dickens.

So inspired by the first episode, I ordered the book it is based on James Runcie's cozy mystery novel, The Shadow of Death. I am enjoying the novel just as much. (Now I have read all three books and give them all a thumbs up!)

Noticed one irritating discrepancy between the book and the television script, the victim in episode 1 was an Ulsterman and they had him drinking Jameson whiskey. Whereas the book got it right: he drank Bushmills.

Episode 2 was just as strong, introducing more entertaining characters and deepening others. I am thrilled to report there are a total of 6 episodes to enjoy. And three books by James Runcie.

A Gush for Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

hryne Fisher and Jack Armstrong

I discovered Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, a television series from Australia, on Netflix. I watched every episode at least 3 times. Not since Foyle's War have I enjoyed a mystery series as much. It is stylish with great plots set in 1920s Melbourne. The characters share an entertaining chemistry.

I was desperate for more episodes and so I searched on IMDB for more information. There is a second season! Then I went on Amazon and discovered it is released yesterday. My DVDs are on their way. Meanwhile I received a set of Season 1 and it has bonus material.  Fascinating.

Hope the second season DVDs arrive before the weekend!