Mrs. Jeffries and the Mistletoe Mix-Up (Mrs. Jeffries Series #29)

( 14 )

Overview

KISS OF DEATH

Moments after a high tea is interrupted by a fire in the servants’ hall, art collector Daniel McCourt is found sprawled on the floor of his study under a bundle of mistletoe, his throat slit by the bloody sword lying next to his body. Could the killer be a disgruntled lover, sending a message by murdering McCourt under the mistletoe? Could it be one of his fellow collectors, pointedly using one of McCourt’s own acquisitions to ...

See more details below
Paperback (Mass Market Paperback)
$7.99
BN.com price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (32) from $1.99   
  • New (7) from $4.22   
  • Used (25) from $1.99   
Mrs. Jeffries and the Mistletoe Mix-Up (Mrs. Jeffries Series #29)

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$7.99
BN.com price

Overview

KISS OF DEATH

Moments after a high tea is interrupted by a fire in the servants’ hall, art collector Daniel McCourt is found sprawled on the floor of his study under a bundle of mistletoe, his throat slit by the bloody sword lying next to his body. Could the killer be a disgruntled lover, sending a message by murdering McCourt under the mistletoe? Could it be one of his fellow collectors, pointedly using one of McCourt’s own acquisitions to kill him?

Inspector Witherspoon is determined to solve the case—preferably before Christmas Eve—but of course he will need some assistance from the always sharp-witted Mrs. Jeffries, who has her own theories on why McCourt had to die by the sword…

 

A Mrs. Jeffries Mystery

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“A winning series.”—The Paperback Forum
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425251706
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/6/2012
  • Series: Mrs. Jeffries Series, #29
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 275,491
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Emily Brightwell is the author of the "Mrs. Jeffries" series of mysteries. She lives in Lake Forest, CA.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 14 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(10)

4 Star

(2)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 14 Customer Reviews
  • Posted December 7, 2011

    Mrs. Jeffries at her best!

    This book was a gift from my son. I have really enjoyed every book of this series that I have read.
    This story has intrigue, humor, surprise all wrapped up in thought provoking mystery solving.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted September 12, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    a delightful puzzler

    The holidays are coming, but neither Elaine nor Daniel is feeling very festive. She never loved the husband her father bought with a large dowry settlement, but now she controls her money since her last living relative died. Daniel wants free access to her funds to cover bad investments including a fortune in Far Eastern antiquities; he is broke. Their evening is interrupted by the arrival of guests who he plans to show off his latest acquisition.

    A fire breaks out in the servant's quarters. The blaze is put out quickly, but everyone evacuates the house due to the smell. When they return to the home they find Daniel bleeding to death in his office from a sword bludgeoned into his neck artery. Inspector Witherspoon leads the homicide investigation, which proves difficult because everyone present at the gathering had motive and opportunity. Of course, Witherspoon has a top secret weapon so clandestine he is ignorant of the help he receives on his cases from his brilliant housekeeper Mrs. Jeffries and the rest of his loyal intelligent staff. However, this murder may remain unsolved as the suspects are numerous.

    The latest Mrs. Jeffries and retinue Victorian mystery (see Mrs. Jeffries Forges Ahead) is a delightful puzzler as the title heroine and her "under the stairs" crew work a difficult case through their employer. The basic theme of this wonderful long running series remains the same, yet once again the whodunit is fresh as Emily Brightwell provides another riveting historical investigation.

    Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 10, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Read this in one setting!!

    Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie

    To tell you the truth, I’m not a big mystery girl. I usually guess the plot by the end of the story, so I tend to avoid the whole mystery genre. Not only that, but most mysteries I’ve read are more like monologues of a protagonist’s life than a genuine mystery novel. I was a little reluctant to read Mrs. Jeffries and the Mistletoe Mix-up, I admit. However, I actually was really pleased after reading it. Considering that I am not easily pleased, that’s saying a lot.

    What I really like about this mystery is that it’s not just about one person. It involves a lot of teamwork. There’s Smythe, Betsy, Phillis, and Hatchet. There’s Mrs. Jeffries, of course, among some. What I admire is the author’s ability to change perspectives throughout the book without making it choppy. She transitions very seamlessly and still manages to spend enough time on each character. I also love how Inspector Witherspoon attempts to solve the mystery but secretly is getting help from his household. It’s so charming!

    I love the Victorian setting. I love how there are no iPods or phones or cars. It’s so refreshing from what I normally read. It’s so cozy and charming to set the book back in the Victorian times, so I can read about the cook making scones or cakes. To tell you the truth, I was actually getting really hungry while I was reading because of all the food! Honestly, I never experience that from reading a book. I am so impressed with this series; I can’t wait to read the next book!

    Unlike other series, you don’t need to have read the preceding books. This was actually the first Mrs. Jeffries book I had read, and I didn’t get confused at all. It was easy to feel like I had started at the first book, and I felt very comfortable reading the 29th book first. That’s actually quite a huge accomplishment for any author, so I really commend Emily Brightwell for doing such a great job! You can really start reading the last book and then read the first; that’s how good she is about making you feel comfortable.

    This was actually a really charming read. I read this one in one sitting, which is a huge thing for me. I never read books in one sitting, so you can tell that this book has a great plot! Yup, you should pick it up today.

    This review and more at openbooksociety dot com

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Highly recommended if you are a fan of this series.

    Mrs Jeffries and the staff react as you would expect and provide an enjoyable read as once again the help Insp.Witherspoon solve a case

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 14 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)