Seldarius
hide bio
PM . Follow . Favorite
Joined 10-25-13, id: 5260230, Profile Updated: 08-20-15
Author has written 19 stories for Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, and While You Were Sleeping.

What's there to know about me? Or rather, what would be interesting to you that you just stumbled into my profile for this reason or another? I am a Kraut, who mysteriously ended up in a country with insane animals and people calling me 'mate' alot. And I love stories. To listen, to watch, to read - and to write. My current obsession is with Australias First Lady of Mystery, Phryne Fisher, but I do admit to the use of other drugs occasionally. So there you go, that was more than you even wanted to know, wasn't it? Go and read my stories, they are alot more interesting than my life - or so I hope. ;)

Stories Happen – A Quick Guide to the Phryniverse

After 2x7 I wasn't the only one who wondered how they would solve their issues. I wasn't even the only one who sat down and wrote her way out of the corner the authors so graciously left us in. But I am, to my knowledge, the only one who got so addicted to that chosen path that she's still at the 'what if?' 18 months, seven sequels and over 600 000 words later. And while I am trying to make every story self-explanatory, it gets harder. So for all of you who haven't read the Phryniverse, but are wondering what it's about, here is a quick overview:

A Time for Everything:

Crime-Plot: Jack investigates in the murder of Gangster Victor Browning, finding himself much more fiercely in the cross-fire of the notorious Gangster-family than he'd anticipated when he gets shot and kidnapped. Another murder and a disappeared girl lead Phryne to him. Together with Sanderson they turn Melbourne upside down to bring the Brownings to justice and discover just how far their influence reaches.

Romance-plot: A heartbroken Jack attempts to move on with a life minus Miss Fisher in it, which is severely complicated by the Browning's attack. While he struggles for his life, Phryne gets over her grudge to find him. Of course they'll have to solve their case first before making a hesitant step towards love.

The Art of Taming an Ocean:

Crime-Plot: A colourful birthday party ends with the host floating face down in the lake. But has notorious philanderer Marcel Denier fallen victim to a robbery gone wrong? Or had his wife finally had enough? Phryne and Jack have to dive deep into the past to find the real motive for the murder.

Romance-plot: Jack has moved into Phryne's house but is still struggling to find his place in her life. When evidence points towards her having spent the night with their murder victim, the tensions escalate. Phryne finally discovers that Jack really is a man of his word – and that talking is severely underrated.

Blood and Stone:

Crime-Plot: A young woman is murdered in the very church Hugh and Dot are intending to tie their knot in. The case is complicated by a grumpy Father Grogan and the fact that nobody seems to know anything about the victim. It takes a second murder and an old fairytale to find the truth about why Thana had to die in the house of the Lord.

Romance-plot: After injuring a young man, Jack is thrown back into his war-memories. Phryne has her work cut out to bring her lover back from the edge. Her support causes Jack to make a bold decision for their future.

Side-Plots: Dot and Hugh tie the knot, cold feet and baking frenzy included. Mr. Butler accidentally falls in love.

The Sky Tastes Like Raspberries:

Crime-Plot: A serial killer roams Melbourne, targeting rich and influential people with Jack always a step behind. Phryne meanwhile searches for the identity of a young girl without a memory. Eventually it becomes clear that both cases turn around a secret so dark that people rather die than open their mouths.

Romance-plot: Phryne discovers Jack's intention to propose to her and is very much not amused. When three different women begin closing in on her relationship with the Inspector, perspectives being to shift.

Days of Wine and Sunflowers:

Crime-Plot: A locked room mystery gives the Detectives a headache, especially when the young woman's body disappears, only to reappear – briefly – alive two days later.

Romance-plot: Phryne and Jack come to terms with the true meaning of their pending marriage: family. While Phryne struggles to wriggle her way into the crusty, old heart of Jack's father John, the Inspector has to come to terms with a slight oversight in his plan: That Jane is going to be his daughter. And then there is, of course, the minor issue of the local priest being completely unable to wed them.

Side-Plots: Riya and Mr. Butler hit rocky territory when she reveals that she is soon to leave for India. Dot discovers that she is pregnant. Mac is unsure if to take the risk of falling in love again. Jack and John get over a decade of grudge.

Grasping for the Moon:

Crime-Plot: After they cause a small scandal just when Jack's tormentor is meant to be executed, Sanderson sends our lovely couple undercover to Collingwood to bust an illegal Grog-business. They get sidetracked by the less than comfortable lifestyle and an abortion racket, but eventually find their target: Who happens to hold a personal grudge. Only bloodshed will end his revenge and the challenge remains for the Detectives to not make it their own.

Romance-plot: Jack and Phryne come to terms with a marriage in very different circumstances. Both struggling with their situation, they are soon at each others throat. But in the darkest of places they have only each other to rely on.

Side-plots: Jane tries herself on sleuthing. Hugh grows up.

The Secret of Tango:

Crime-plot: A dancing teacher drops dead in a spectacular way. Soon the culprit is clear: Belladonna poisoning. But who has secured Nicolas Steeger's sweet death? The jealous ex-lover? The temperamental wife? Or the handsome rival? Stumbling through a web of dark passions, the Detectives come across a very old crime but in the end it is Jane who solves the case.

Romance-plot: While Phryne freshens up her skills with a handsome dancing teacher, Jack allows himself to be lured onto the parquet by Riya for some tango-lessons of his own. The mixture of jealousy and secrets soon begins to cause friction in their marriage.

Side-plots: Jane encounters her first romance, much to Jack's disgruntlement. Dot struggles with being a mother after little Tommy is born.

Under the Shade of a Kurrajong Tree:

Crime-plot: The Robinson's head out to the countryside for a horserace and, of course, find themselves in a murder investigation – despite dead equines usually not being their territory. Meanwhile, Phryne is haunted by dreams of a woman who insists she is dead and has in fact disappeared 30 years ago. Could the two cases be connected? Or is Miss Fisher hunting ghosts after all?

Romance-plot: After Jack suffers some minor injuries, Phryne has a dark premonition of danger. The Inspector soon loses patience with his wife being a worry-wart, but could his life be in actual jeopardy? Or is the Detective's subconscious picking up something else entirely?

Side-plots: Dot isn't convinced that Tommy's nurse was a good choice. John runs into an old acquaintance. Iris's is haunted by her first husband in unexpected form. Mac and Hazel find themselves under threat.

Sort: Category . Published . Updated . Title . Words . Chapters . Reviews . Status .

Last Christmas reviews
A Christmas party gone wrong? Or is there another sane reason for Jack to have found his way into Phryne's bed? How about an insane one? - A writing experiment
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 23,945 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 9/14/2019 - Published: 5/12/2019 - Jack R., J. Fisher
Not Even the Rain reviews
A storm keeps Jack from returning home. Or does it? Absolute fluff.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,031 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/21/2019 - Complete
So Long as the Night is Dark reviews
After mastering the first hurdles of their blooming love affair, Jack and Phryne begin to explore their darker passions - not always with the expected results.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 24,844 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 3/9/2019 - Published: 1/4/2019 - Phryne F., Jack R. - Complete
The Road More Travelled reviews
The Inspector has chosen a different path for his life. Now it's Miss Fisher's part to be happy for him - and to keep him safe from harm, even if that means spoiling his wedding day.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Rated: K - English - Drama/Crime - Chapters: 25 - Words: 34,641 - Reviews: 207 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 12/14/2018 - Published: 11/17/2018 - Complete
Sometimes A Couch Is Just A Couch reviews
Phryne lives up to her threat and puts Jack on the couch - finding more than she'd bargained for.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,380 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 8/31/2015 - Published: 7/14/2015 - Phryne F., Jack R. - Complete
Under The Shade Of A Kurrajong Tree reviews
A horse murder was not quite the entertainment Jack and Phryne had been hoping for - but when the favourite to win the Hanging Rock race is brutally butchered, only the truth might keep an old feud from escalating. While the Detectives try to unravel a knot of secrets surrounding the old stones, Jack finds himself confronted with the most unsettling thing of all: a scared Phryne.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 50 - Words: 136,726 - Reviews: 173 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 8/18/2015 - Published: 4/13/2015 - Complete
In Whisky Veritas reviews
What is a modern woman to do when the man she'd hoped to bed gets knocked out cold? Well, bring him to her bed anyway, of course...
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,914 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 7 - Published: 5/13/2015
The Secret Of Tango reviews
Jane's excited preparations for her debut come to a screeching halt when one of her dancing teachers drops dead. A case after Phryne's taste, who uses the chance to work on her tangoing skills with handsome Julian. The Inspector, meanwhile, faces temptations of his own and soon they are sucked into a whirlwind of passions that might prove more dangerous than they'd anticipated.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 115,338 - Reviews: 162 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 1/15/2015 - Published: 11/28/2014 - Phryne F., Jack R. - Complete
Grasping For The Moon reviews
After a risky slip-up is exposed by the press, the newlywed Robinsons find themselves undercover - in Collingwood. Soon Phryne and Jack aren't only struggling with the newly found poverty and the grim chapters of their past, but also with one another. Busily "helping" Hugh in solving the murder of a young woman, they miss that there is something much darker lurking in the shadows.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 37 - Words: 113,732 - Reviews: 181 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 8/21/2014 - Published: 7/13/2014 - Phryne F., Jack R. - Complete
All Fools reviews
When Phryne decides to play a cruel trick on Jack, she doesn't count on the consequences...
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,461 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 5/10/2014 - Published: 5/9/2014 - Phryne F., Jack R. - Complete
Days Of Wine And Sunflowers reviews
When the Fisher Clan packs up to join the Robinsons for their annual family meeting in the country, tensions run high despite the romantic backdrop of Daylesford. But Phryne can't have a holiday without a murder and when the body of a young woman disappears from a locked room, leaving an entanglement of secrets behind, the two families have to join forces to solve the mystery.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 120,831 - Reviews: 180 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 4/21/2014 - Published: 3/11/2014 - Phryne F., Jack R.
The Sky Tastes Like Raspberries reviews
While a serial killer roams Melbourne, Jack Robinson faces the biggest challenge of his life: Convincing Phryne to become his wife. But with bodies dropping left and right, the question of questions remains unasked and when not one, but two women from the Inspector's past reappear, Phryne starts wondering how not getting what she never wanted, can be so utterly unsatisfying.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 74,735 - Reviews: 119 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 2/27/2014 - Published: 2/4/2014 - Phryne F., Jack R. - Complete
Blood And Stone reviews
When a gruesome murder threatens to derail Dot and Hugh's wedding, Miss Fisher and the Inspector have only six days to solve the mystery. In the middle of prenuptial madness, under the watchful eyes of an irritable priest and with Jack cracking under the weight of his dark past, Phryne has her hands full to find the killer and save the wedding day.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 54,528 - Reviews: 105 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 1/22/2014 - Published: 12/23/2013 - Phryne F., Jack R. - Complete
Little Accidents reviews
A collection of small incidents: Jack gives some advice - with unforeseen results; Dot finds herself more involved in Phryne's love life than she'd wanted; Cec wakes up in the completely wrong bed; Mr. Butler plays cupid, shooting himself in the foot; Hugh learns that seafood is rather unromantic; Mac's prank goes awry and Phryne detects something she really didn't want to know.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 14,574 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 12/17/2013 - Published: 12/3/2013 - Jack R., Dot W., Bert, Mr. Butler
The Art Of Taming An Ocean reviews
A birthday party ends with a body floating in the lake. Miss Fisher and her Inspector take up investigations and quickly stumble into a web of secrets around sex, deceit and money. But the case heats up when shadows of the past resurface and Jack starts to wonder just how well Phryne has known the deceased.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 29,323 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 12/5/2013 - Published: 11/17/2013 - Phryne F., Jack R. - Complete
Of Light and Shadows reviews
Phryne's fling has not gone quite as unnoticed as she'd hoped. Time to reconsider some things.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,116 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 11 - Published: 11/10/2013 - Phryne F., Jack R. - Complete
A Time for Everything reviews
After cutting Miss Fisher from his life, a devastated Jack throws himself into work. But the chase after the killer of a gangster boss gets him into mortal danger himself and Phryne enters a race against time to find her Inspector, uncover the biggest secret of Melbourne's underworld and possibly save her own heart from breaking.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 26,410 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 11/4/2013 - Published: 10/25/2013 - Phryne F., Jack R. - Complete
Nine Nights Of Christmas reviews
Jack is feeling drawn to the fiancée of his brother. That just has to cause some sleepless nights.
While You Were Sleeping - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,499 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 4 - Published: 10/29/2013 - Lucy M., Jack C. - Complete
A Long Walk Home reviews
After rejecting Phryne's incredibly tempting invitation, Jack wanders home... or not.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,271 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/25/2013 - Jack R. - Complete