Mrs. Jeffries Holds the Trump (Mrs. Jeffries Series #24)

Mrs. Jeffries Holds the Trump (Mrs. Jeffries Series #24)

by Emily Brightwell

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Michael Provost lived a quiet life, yet this successful owner of a medical supply company was spotted floating facedown off the Chelsea Vestry Wharf. His servants adored him, and he had no greedy relatives or business rivals—who would ever want him dead? Luckily for Inspector Gerald Witherspoon, Mrs. Jeffries and her staff are always ready to dive into an investigation, and their combined efforts soon lead to a connection with an earlier crime. Was Provost himself sleuthing when he was horrifically interrupted? And could the same fate befall Inspector Witherspoon?

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’s polished detection skills are up to the task...proving that behind every great man there’s a woman—and that a crime solver’s work is never done.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425222089
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/03/2008
Series: Mrs. Jeffries Series , #24
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 180,128
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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 Holds the Trump (Mrs. Jeffries Series #24) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Romonko on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Incredibly the Mrs. Jeffries series just keeps on getting better. This is something like the 24 book in the series, and it just kept me turning pages. So often a long-running series gets stale, and the writing seems to get more brief, but not with Emily Brightwell. This is one of the best books in this series. Of course the folks at Upper Edmonton Gardens are like old friends to me by now, but not only that, the plot is tight, and the mystery is one that keeps you guessing. A man that doesn't appear to have any enemies is found floating face down in the Thames. Mrs. Jeffries and the gang know its murder, and they just have to get the police and Inspector Witherspoon to figure this out too. I highly recommend this cozy series to those who love that genre, and suggest that you begin at book one and read all the way up the list. You are in for a treat.
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Laurel_Blue More than 1 year ago
Mrs. Jeffries and her team really have their work cut out for them in this story!
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babslighthouse More than 1 year ago
Another great book in this series. It was touch and go for Mrs Jeffries and she thought she was wrong, but came through as always.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Inspector Weatherspoon is considered the shining superstar of the Metropolitan Police Department of Scotland Yard, but few people know he gets help in solving tough cases. Led by his housekeeper Mrs. Jeffries, his household staff uses their under the stairs contacts to gather information that is serendipitously fed to the Inspector.------------- When mortician Dr. Bodworth sees the body of Michael Prescott on his table, he is shocked that the police assume an accident occurred. He visits Mrs. Jeffries to ask her to investigate she and the staff gladly agree while Prescott¿s attorney and housekeeper go to the police to argue he was murdered. They say Michael was investigating the disappearance of a friend who was publican and a bookie when he died. Inspector Weatherspoon gets the case and learns Prescott was writing to the police begging them to look into his friend¿s vanishing. No on in the Yard will admit to reading the letters and every clue leads to a wider puzzle, leaving the Inspector and his housekeeper to wonder if this is the one that got away.------------ Very few writers can consistently provide an entertaining historical cozy as Emily Brightwell does with her Mrs. Jeffries tales. The current Victorian era case is interesting catching the reader¿s attention due in part to recurring characters, but also because the police are under suspicion by the physician and team Jeffries. Readers will appreciate this latter half ninetieth century whodunit as Ms. J, her staff and her employer provide the audience with a strong investigation and a deep look at Victorian England.-------------- Harriet Klausner