Mrs. Jeffries Sweeps the Chimney (Mrs. Jeffries Series #18)

Mrs. Jeffries Sweeps the Chimney (Mrs. Jeffries Series #18)

by Emily Brightwell

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ISBN-13: 9780425193914
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/06/2004
Series: Mrs. Jeffries Series , #18
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 126,211
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.60(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 Sweeps the Chimney (Mrs. Jeffries Series #18) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Scotland Yard¿s Inspector Witherspoon is wealthy; lives in a luxurious townhouse in London, and his peers respect him and are in awe of his talent of always solving homicide cases assigned to him. People, including the inspector don¿t realize that his household staff, who care and love him and love being in on the chase, help him find the clues that will lead him to the killer.

His latest case is very perplexing. The Reverend Jasper Claypool who has been in India for ten years has returned to England only to be killed the very same day. None of his heirs claim they have heard from him and a note in the Vicar¿s handwriting leads them to an abandoned cottage where the body of a woman was been placed in the chimney ten years ago. Both Witherspoon and his house staff are convinced the two are related but to solve this case will take all the resources they can muster and then some.

MRS. JEFFRIES SWEEPS THE CHIMNEY is a delightful and refreshing amateur sleuth tale that relies on cerebral reasoning to solve the case. Witherspoon¿s staff acts like a tightly knit family who will go to any lengths to see their employer recognized as a hero in the eyes of his supervisors. Emily Brightwell can always be counted on to keep her audience entertained with her witty and upbeat mysteries.

Harriet Klausner

juglicerr on LibraryThing 3 months ago
This series centers around the household of Gerald Witherspoon, an extremely kind, but not terribly bright individual who has a great reputation for his amazing (if not downright unlikely) success at solving murders. Inspector Witherspoon doesn't realize it, but his good deeds and kindly nature have created great loyalty on the part of his household staff. Led by the housekeeper, Mrs. Jeffries, a policeman's widow, they successfully (and competitively) investigate every case, and tactfully pass the information along to Witherspoon. A few friends and neighbors eventually join in to help.I like having a largish band of appealing, repeating characters who are distinct from one another and continue to develop throughout the series. The stories are somewhat formulaic, which the reader may like or dislike. Personally, I wish that the continuing subplots would develop and change a little faster. The books are best read in order, although it isn't entirely crucial. With such a long series, it is often hard to get all the books.A friend recommended this series to me when I was extremely depressed, and it was perfect!
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lukieis7 More than 1 year ago
Very enjoying reading for leisure. Love it on ebook.
mtlt More than 1 year ago
Great story. Suspensefull to the end. Great series. Author writes interesting stories. MTLT
Laurel_Blue More than 1 year ago
I have read many of the Mrs. Jeffries stories and this is one of the best. It kept me guessing and thinking even when I wasn't reading the book!
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