In this installment of Emily Brightwell's charming Mrs.
Jeffries series, an unexpected murder finally challenges
Mrs. Jeffries astute ways of solving even the most
unsolvable of mysteries. When her estranged sister-in-law is
accused of murder, Mrs. Jeffries vows to help her brother's
widow escape the gallows. But one main problem stands in
Mrs. Jeffries' way, Inspector Gerald Witherspoon is not the
leading inspector in this case.
The Scotland Yard inspector is known for his intricately
solved murder mysteries, but few people know that his
housekeeper, the elderly Mrs. Jeffries, is actually the
brains behind his well-known success. Mrs. Jeffries is not
the only one who helps Inspector Witherspoon, many of his
domestics help Mrs. Jeffries solve the inspector's cases.
When Ronald Dearman, a manager at Sucliffe Manufacturing is
found murdered at his desk, Inspector Nivens is assigned to
the case. The clues are plentiful. Dearman who was hated by
his employees and estranged from his wife, had many who
wished him dead. Inspector Nivens has his work cut out for him.
But when Fiona Sutcliffe arrives at Gerald Witherspoon's
home, Mrs. Jeffries fears her brother's widow may become
Inspector Niven's main suspect. Shortly before Ronald
Dearman was murdered, he and Fiona has a very public
argument, and she threatened to kill him. Although Fiona and
Mrs. Jeffries have never been close, Mrs. Jeffries resolves
to defend her own. Mrs Jeffries and the rest of the staff
realize that things will be a bit tougher with Inspector
Nivens on the case,but with Mrs Jeffries quick thinking, the
murder of Ronald Dearman is all but solved.
Emily Brightwell continues her widely successful and
brilliant Mrs. Jeffries series. Readers will love the new
twist when Mrs. Jeffries finds herself on the outside when
Inspector Witherspoon is not assigned to the case. Yet, the
clues slowly begin to reveal themselves to Mrs. Jeffries' and
readers will watch the murder mystery unfold like magic.
Emily Brightwell once again charms and entertains her
readers with an impeccably-written murder mystery.
She keeps house for Inspector Witherspoon...and keeps him
on his toes. Everyoneâ€™s awed by his Scotland Yard
successesâ€”but they donâ€™t know about his secret weapon. No
matter how messy the murder or how dirty the deed, Mrs.
Jeffriesâ€™ polished detection skills are up to the
task...proving that behind every great man thereâ€™s a womanâ€”
and that a crimesolverâ€™s work is never done.
When the general office manager of Sutcliffe Manufacturing
is murdered, no one is really surprised. Ronald Dearman
was anything but a dear man. The tyrannical bully had more
than enough enemies to go around. But who hated him enough
to walk into his office and put a bullet between his eyes?
For once, Inspector Gerald Witherspoon doesn't get the
case; it's given to another inspector. Then someone from
Mrs. Jeffries' pastâ€”someone she'd hoped to never see againâ€”
shows up and begs for her help. Now Mrs. Jeffries must
step into the fray and stop a terrible miscarriage of