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Clara and Max in Vienna Blood season 3

'Vienna Blood' Recap: Season 3 Episode 4

Daniel Hautzinger

Max enlists Clara to write a story to help with a case, turning also to his father and sister to play a role as he and Oskar set a trap for a burglar searching for hidden treasure who may also be a murderer.
Fitzroy and Phelps in Miss Scarlet and the Duke

'Miss Scarlet and the Duke' Recap: Season 3 Episode 4

Daniel Hautzinger

With William out of town, Fitzroy turns to Eliza for help when he sees Phelps plant a stolen watch on someone. Eliza's investigation wraps her up in a gang war and internecine disagreements within a crime family. 
Oskar and Max in season 3 of Vienna Blood

'Vienna Blood' Recap: Season 3 Episode 3

Daniel Hautzinger

Max gets in trouble when he tries to help a disturbed veteran at a military hospital who believes he is cursed, and then apparently commits suicide. Oskar is investigating some odd burglaries, but agrees to help Max, too.
Eliza Scarlet and Patrick Nash in Miss Scarlet and the Duke

'Miss Scarlet and the Duke' Recap: Season 3 Episode 3

Daniel Hautzinger

Eliza and her rival Patrick Nash have both traveled to France to try to catch a notorious conman. Problem is, they both think they have the right man. Which one is right?
A model poses for a photograph at the Vogl fashion house in Vienna Blood

'Vienna Blood' Recap: Season 3 Episode 2

Daniel Hautzinger

Oskar and Max wrap up their investigation into a series of murders that fascinates Max and repulses Oskar, causing sordid secrets to emerge from a radical fashion house in the process.
William and Eliza in season 3 of Miss Scarlet and the Duke

'Miss Scarlet and the Duke' Recap: Season 3 Episode 2

Daniel Hautzinger

When a series of robberies take place near a fine restaurant, Eliza is certain that the owner, an old school nemesis of hers, is involved. But William thinks Eliza's judgment is clouded by animosity from long ago.
Max and Oskar investigate a murder at a fashion house

'Vienna Blood' Recap: Season 3 Episode 1

Daniel Hautzinger

A murder at a fashion house has Oskar repulsed and Max fascinated by the psychology of the killer. Clara is also interested in the world of Viennese fashion, while Max's sister and father could help provide clues, since they sell fabric. 
Miss Scarlet questioning a magician's assistant

'Miss Scarlet and the Duke' Recap: Season 3 Episode 1

Daniel Hautzinger

Eliza investigates the disappearance of a magician during his act on behalf of a popular newspaper. But the arrangement puts a wedge between her and William, who doesn't trust the paper and is annoyed by leaks to it from his men. 
The exterior of Johnnie's beef, looking through the window with blurred figures behind the counter and ordering food.

Food, Nostalgia, and Drama: Here are the 10 Playlist Stories You Read the Most in 2022

Meredith Francis

The most-read stories of the year on Playlist cover food, drama, and history with a dash of nostalgia mixed in. Revisit those stories.
Oskar and Max in season 3 of Vienna Blood

A Sneak Peek at Season 3 of 'Vienna Blood' with the Actors and Crew

Daniel Hautzinger

A new season of Vienna Blood premieres on WTTW and PBS in January, and we have a sneak peek featuring comments from some of the stars of the show, as well as its writer and director. 
Eliza Scarlet in season 2 of Miss Scarlet and the Duke

Chicago's Early Female Detectives, Real-Life Analogues to Miss Scarlet

Daniel Hautzinger

Eliza Scarlet of Miss Scarlet and the Duke may be fictional, but she does have a few real-life historical analogues of trailblazing female detectives and forensics experts, including in Chicago. 
Michael by Annika's burning car

'Annika' Recap: Episode 6

Daniel Hautzinger

Michael is uncomfortably close to the team's latest case, in which his brother's girlfriend is found dead and many signs point to his brother as a culprit. The case also puts Annika in danger, and reveals a secret about Michael. 
Susan Ryeland in Magpie Murders

'Magpie Murders' Recap: Episode 6

Daniel Hautzinger

Susan finally figures out who killed Alan, which means that she also gets to learn who did it in his final book, at last! The journey to the mysteries' solutions is not without danger, disappointment, and mishap, however. 
William and Eliza in Miss Scarlet and the Duke season 2

'Miss Scarlet and the Duke' Recap: Season 2 Episode 6

Daniel Hautzinger

Eliza and William confront an imminent major change in their relationship while Eliza tries to find out who tried to kill her rival detective, Patrick Nash, and ends up in danger herself. 
Conleth Hill as Alan Conway in Magpie Murders

The Major Differences Between 'Magpie Murders' the TV Show and Book

Daniel Hautzinger

The author Anthony Horowitz adapted his own novel, Magpie Murders, for television, so the two versions share the same vision. But there are differences based on the differing mediums—we explain a few of them here. 
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