The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries (Mrs. Jeffries Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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As Inspector Witherspoon's dedicated housekeeper, Mrs. Jeffries keeps things running smoothly and is quite clever at putting Witherspoon on the right track in case after case. In fact, Mrs. Jeffries' polished detective skills prove once again that behind every great man, there's a great woman.

As Inspector Witherspoon's dedicated housekeeper, Mrs. Jeffries keeps things running smoothly and is quite clever at putting Witherspoon on...

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The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries (Mrs. Jeffries Series #1)

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Overview

As Inspector Witherspoon's dedicated housekeeper, Mrs. Jeffries keeps things running smoothly and is quite clever at putting Witherspoon on the right track in case after case. In fact, Mrs. Jeffries' polished detective skills prove once again that behind every great man, there's a great woman.

As Inspector Witherspoon's dedicated housekeeper, Mrs. Jeffries keeps things running smoothly and is quite clever at putting Witherspoon on the right track in case after case. In fact, Mrs. Jeffries' polished detective skills prove once again that behind every great man, there's a great woman. Watch for the next exciting Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries mystery in 6/93. Original.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Though completely inept, Inspector Gerald Witherspoon has gained a reputation as Victorian-era Scotland Yard's shining star, thanks to his household staff, headed by Mrs. Jeffries, a policeman's widow. Mrs. Jeffries solves Witherspoon's mysteries without ever letting anyone, Witherspoon included, know she and the staff are involved. In this, romance writer Brightwell's ( Kindred Spirits ) first mystery, Mrs. Jeffries leads the dim-witted Witherspoon to the obvious solution to the poisoning of the thoroughly despicable Dr. Bartholomew Slocum. Displaying his Victorian class prejudice, despite a lack of motive or evidence, Witherspoon decides the murderer is Slocum's cook, who for unknown reasons left the employ of the Duke of Bedford to work for the doctor.It's up to Mrs. Jeffries to discover the true identity of the murderer. Unconvincing red herrings and cliches abound, and sharp readers will spot the murderer early on--he proves to be the least likely person. Brightwell makes Witherspoon almost overbearingly dumb and puts insufficient effort into the mystery itself, which quickly becomes tedious. (Feb.)
From the Publisher
"Nettleton sounds as if she's having a great time narrating this little cozy. . . . [She] keeps the story moving along at a lively pace with just the right lightness of tone to her storytelling." —-Publishers Weekly Audio Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101644829
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 2/1/1993
  • Series: Mrs. Jeffries Series , #1
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 30,830
  • File size: 606 KB

Meet the Author

Having married an Englishman in 1976, Cheryl Arguile lived near London for a while before moving back to California, where she had been brought up. She then decided to embark on a writing career first as a romantic novelist (Sarah Temple) and later writing for young adults (Cheryl Lanham) but is best known as Emily Brightwell for the Mrs Jeffries series.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted December 22, 2012

    Great Series

    I won't go into detail on every book in this series, but just will say that I read them all....several times....loved them all.
    Fell in love with Mrs. Jeffries and the whole household of helpers she accumulates through the series.
    Clean books as well.....not a bunch of blood and gore or sex. Ah refreshing

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    Formulaic Fabulousness

    This book begins a wonderful cozy series that has stuck to me like Elmers glue- safe, non-toxic, easy to use and availble everwhere. For example, once you have read one character's description, it sticks, pretty much as written, for every book thereafter. They do grow along the way, and of course there is a wedding or two, " 'cor blimey", but the murders themselves are well done and a few had me almost stumped. If you do not like cozies, or "'cor blimeys", this is not the SERIES for you, but try at least one one for size. I like Mistletoe Mixup for a one timer, but this one is the begining, hopefully, of a wonderful, sometimes predictable, always fun series. Me mum luvs 'em too, and bob is indeed my uncle....actually brother-in-law, now I think on it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    I have been a fan of Mrs Jeffries and household for years.  I ta

    I have been a fan of Mrs Jeffries and household for years.  I talked my local library into ordering this series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2014

    Wonderful Series

    The first book in this British cozy mystery series. Set in the Victorian era, Inspector Witherspoon and his loyal household will capture your heart! If you are a fan of Downton Abbey, Jan Karan, Miss Read or Miss Julia - you will devour this series. Good, clean, entertaining, well written mysteries.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2014

    Fun mystery with likable characters

    This isn't the most suspenseful or intricate mystery novel I've read, but it was a fun recreational read and I enjoyed getting to know the characters. I enjoyed it very much and will probably pick up another book in the series when I have a few days open for a fun mystery.

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