And Then There Were None

This post isn’t really about Tasmania at all. It’s more in the way of background. It’s about murder mysteries.

It was while I was watching the BBC’s recent  And Then There Were None that I first decided to explore the affinity between Tasmania and detective fiction.

That series is filmed in Cornwall, mostly around Kynance Cove.


But the makers completely understood the affinity between a murder mystery and a wild landscape. The series is set on a lonely island of dark and brooding landforms, surrounded by immense oceans, with plenty of shots of people looking out into endless skies. Its setting feels lonely, isolated, and a long way from anywhere.


The series left critics breathless. Maureen Ryan in said, “How can a story with such clear-eyed bleakness at its heart be so very delicious?”

*”Kynance Cove”

* “Mullion Cove” by Dr Neil Clifton, CC BY-SA 2.0,


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