Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries: episode guide

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Death by Design

Episode 2.01
Monday, June 07, 2021 (Acorn)
Written by Deb Cox with Matt Kazacos
Directed by Kevin Carlin

The morning after a party, an architect — who was supposed to be redesigning Peregrine's home — and his lover are found dead in the sauna. Peregrine and James attempt to retrace the partygoers' movements, but the task proves difficult as the guests were swapping partners in the name of free love.


  • Geraldine Hakewell as Peregrine Fisher
  • Joel Jackson as Detective James Steed
  • Louisa Mignone as Violetta Fellini
  • Greg Stone as Chief Inspector Sparrow
  • Toby Truslove as Samuel Birnside
  • Catherine McClements as Birdie Birnside
  • Michala Banas as Pauline Moore
  • Ming-Zhu Hii as Francine Laroux
  • Bert Labonté as Dirk Wade
  • Tom Royce-Hampton as Kenneth Moore
  • Madeline Davies as Linda Wade
  • Ivan Bradar as Theo Pappas
  • Brian Lipson as The Major Alf Harris
  • Jenny Seedsman as Mary Harris
  • Jayden Irving as Theo Lookalike
  • Nicholas Bell as Cricket Announcer [v/o]