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Melbourne, in the 1920s. Miss Fisher is rich, somewhat on the outs with her family, beautiful, feminist, sexually active, and adventurous (she drives and even flies airplanes, and works as a private investigator).
There's a TV series based on these, which is pretty but much toned down from the books and just not as interesting.