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Mrs. Jeffries and the Merry Gentlemen (Mrs. Jeffries Series #32)
     

Mrs. Jeffries and the Merry Gentlemen (Mrs. Jeffries Series #32)

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by Emily Brightwell
 

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THE BUSINESS OF DEATH

Orlando Edison is a stockbroker using London’s infatuation with foreign mining ventures to make a fortune. He has curried favor with the nation’s most respected aristocrats, even inviting three influential investors—known as the Merry Gentlemen—to be part of his latest enterprise. Edison is welcomed in the

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THE BUSINESS OF DEATH

Orlando Edison is a stockbroker using London’s infatuation with foreign mining ventures to make a fortune. He has curried favor with the nation’s most respected aristocrats, even inviting three influential investors—known as the Merry Gentlemen—to be part of his latest enterprise. Edison is welcomed in the highest circles and moves with ease among the rich and powerful. But a few days before Christmas, he is found murdered.

Inspector Witherspoon and his household are looking forward to the festive season. But they all know their duty, and led by the intrepid Mrs. Jeffries, they plan to see justice served for the holidays . . .

A Mrs. Jeffries Mystery

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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for the Mrs. Jeffries mysteries:

“[A] winning combination in Witherspoon and Jeffries. It’s murder most English all the way!”—The Literary Times

“Fascinating murder mystery...wit and style...a winning series. Mrs. Jeffries is the Miss Marple of Victorian Mystery.” —The Paperback Forum

“One historical mystery series that never gets boring or dull.”—Midwest Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101624234
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/29/2013
Series:
Mrs. Jeffries Series , #32
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
88,568
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
Praise for the Mrs. Jeffries mysteries:

“[A] winning combination in Witherspoon and Jeffries. It’s murder most English all the way!”—The Literary Times

“Fascinating murder mystery...wit and style...a winning series. Mrs. Jeffries is the Miss Marple of Victorian Mystery.” —The Paperback Forum

“One historical mystery series that never gets boring or dull.”—Midwest Book Review

Meet the Author

Emily Brightwell is the New York Times bestselling author of the Victorian Mystery series featuring Inspector Witherspoon and Mrs. Jeffries.

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Mrs. Jeffries and the Merry Gentlemen 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
dibbylodd More than 1 year ago
Quite a fun read. You have an Inspector with a high success rate of solving crimes. This is not due to his special talents, but, rather the collected talents of his employees, friend, and his assistant. They are all dedicated to his success. This time they are particularly motivated because it is almost Christmas and it would be most unfortunate to have the inquiry carry over into the festivities. They are marvelous.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book can not wait to read more of her books.
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chefdt More than 1 year ago
Mrs. Jefferies and the Merry Gentlemen is the thirty second book in the A Victorian Mystery series. I always enjoy going back to Victorian England to read a fun mystery and the Mrs. Jefferies is just the thing to read and enjoy. Mrs. Jefferies in Inspector Witherspoon's housekeeper. Mrs. Jefferies, with the help of her staff and neighbor Lady Ruth Cannonberry, they investigate the Inspector's murder cases and pass along their findings to the Inspector's Constable Barnes. In this book Orlando Edison, s stockbroker, has given his staff the evening off, so they can enjoy a night at a theatre as a Holiday present. As he is enjoying the Christmas carolers, he is brutally attacked and killed. One of the gold mines that he was seeking investors for has gone bankrupt. Four prominent men, the Merry Gentlemen, has all invested heavily and their financial standing will be severely damaged. Mrs. Jefferies and her operatives, must look for clues as to whether one of these gentlemen was the murderer or if someone from Orlando's private life was the culprit. This series has a wonderful cast of fun and believable characters. Lady Ruth, of course, has access to the members of society, while Wiggins, a footman, has his drinking buddies to gather information from, while the maids have an easier access to other maids of London to gather information from. A fun and lighthearted series. Will be watching for the next book in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read almost all of the Mrs. Jefferies mysteries and feel like I know and love all of the regular characters personally. They are endearing. Sooooo, I encourage anyone who loves light mysteries like I do to hurry to the nearest Barnes&Noble and buy any/all of the copies you can find.
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joyhawk99 More than 1 year ago
Not very believeable that a detective would have his whole staff of servants solve mysteries without his knowing it. So little was told of the victim, that I did not care who killed him. Too much about servants lives, not enough about the mystery. I did not finish it, which is very unusual for me, a great mystery & Victoriana lover.
kpet More than 1 year ago
Mrs. Jeffries is at it again, helping Inspector Witherspoon with a new Christmas mystery. Who killed Orlando Emerson, a very well liked gentleman, so close to Christmas? Could it possibly one of his business partners, aka The Merry Gentlemen? Mrs. Jeffries and the other servants of Upper Edmonson Gardens have to work hard to solve the mystery and save the Inspector's Christmas. A great read.
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BigMamaLovesBooks More than 1 year ago
I've been reading this series for years because I love the Victorian era. A Victorian mystery is just icing on the cake. Great evolving of the characters and I look forward to every installment.
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