Mrs. Jeffries and the Silent Knight (Mrs. Jeffries Series #20)

Mrs. Jeffries and the Silent Knight (Mrs. Jeffries Series #20)

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by Emily Brightwell
     
 

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Sir George Braxton was found lying face down in a frozen fountain with the back of his skull bashed to bits.  The case is complicated by a distinct lack of holiday cheer in the victim’s three argumentative middle-aged daughters and their sullen houseguests.  Even the cranky cat hates everyone. To top it all off, the Home Secretary has called in

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Sir George Braxton was found lying face down in a frozen fountain with the back of his skull bashed to bits.  The case is complicated by a distinct lack of holiday cheer in the victim’s three argumentative middle-aged daughters and their sullen houseguests.  Even the cranky cat hates everyone. To top it all off, the Home Secretary has called in Inspector Witherspoon over the heads of some touchy local lads, making matters stickier than a plum pudding.  Only the help of his housekeeper, Mrs. Jeffries, and her crime-solving staff will give the poor Inspector any chance of sleeping in heavenly peace on Christmas Eve…

She keeps house for Inspector Witherspoon…and keeps him on his toes. Everyone’s awed by his Scotland Yard successes—but they don’t know about his secret weapon. No matter how messy the murder or how dirty the deed, Mrs. Jeffries’ polished detection skills are up to the task…proving that behind every great man there’s a woman—and that a crimesolver’s work is never done.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425207086
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/03/2006
Series:
Mrs. Jeffries Series , #20
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
129,122
Product dimensions:
4.21(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

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

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Mrs. Jeffries and the Silent Knight (Mrs. Jeffries Series #20) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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mikewthrspn More than 1 year ago
Another enjoyable entry in an entertaining series. Inspector Witherspoon are engaging enough to care about without the emotional baggage found in so many crime series. Great reading for rainy days or wait time when travelling.
Laurel_Blue More than 1 year ago
Emily Brightwell has a knack for bringing out the most endearing as well the most aggravating characteristics of her murder victims and the people who share the victim's world. She does an especially good job of that in this story. Of course Mrs. Jeffries and the team find ways to use the personality traits to "help" the inspector solve the case.
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excellent light entertainment for readers and daydreamers
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lukal More than 1 year ago
The book was thoroughly entertaining, even though some of the action was fairly predictable. All the same, I liked it. And I want to read another in the Mrs. Jeffries Series.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Sir George is a parsimonious, mean-spirited man who cares more about his cat Samson than he does his three daughters. The cat, a mean old Tom who scratches everyone except for Sir George has been missing for two days putting his master in a fouler mood than usual. Sir George wakes up quickly when he hears Samson outside and goes to find him. Someone smashes him on his head killing him. --- Since Sir George was the cousin of Queen Victoria, his case is very high profile so Scotland Yard assigns it to Inspector Gerald Witherspoon who has a phenomenal successor rate in solving homicides. Neither Witherspoon nor his supervisors know that his housekeeper Mrs. Jeffries and the other servants of his house work behind the scenes to help their master solve his cases. This inquiry is harder than most as everyone has a motive for killing the baronet, including his three daughters, his ex-lover, the gardener the housekeeper, and trades people he cheated out of money. --- This is one historical mystery series that never gets boring or dull. The author keeps the series fresh by making each homicide case original. Lovers of late Victorian mysteries will thoroughly enjoy this tale because Inspector Witherspoon comes across as so innocent and naïve that readers will adore him. Emily Brightwell is an author whose mysteries are well worth reading. --- Harriet Klausner