Upper Edmonton Gardens looks forward to a jolly
Christmas, until one humbug sings of murder-in Mrs.
Jeffries's 26th mystery.
'Tis the week before
Christmas, and all through the house, every creature is
But just as Inspector Witherspoon's
staff prepares for the long-awaited wedding of Betsy and
Smythe, a Yuletide murder falls in the Inspector's lap.
A middle-aged spinster has been killed in what her
murderer hoped would look like a random crime. But the
Inspector's investigation reveals a web of lies, intrigue,
and long-buried secrets. With uncooperative witnesses,
sulking relatives, and a second Christmas wedding, a simple
investigation seems unlikely. And the household will have to
put aside its holiday spirit to save the Inspector's