Mrs. Jeffries Defends Her Own by Emily Brightwell

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The story was primarily a clue-based mystery where the reader and characters need to discover and then sort through the clues to figure out whodunit. Though I thought it was fairly obvious that one or both of two specific characters were whodunit, Mrs. Jeffries had a valid reason to be a bit delayed in coming to the same conclusion. And then she cleverly set up a trap to determine whodunit without the Inspector being any the wiser that she was behind it. (This was handled believably.)
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 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.

When the general office manager of Sutcliffe Manufacturing is murdered, no one is really surprised. Ronald Dearman was anything but a dear man. The tyrannical bully had more than enough enemies to go around. But who hated him enough to walk into his office and put a bullet between his eyes?

For once, Inspector Gerald Witherspoon doesn't get the case; it's given to another inspector.  Then someone from Mrs. Jeffries' past—someone she'd hoped to never see again—shows up and begs for her help. Now Mrs. Jeffries must step into the fray and stop a terrible miscarriage of justice…

 

About Emily Brightwell

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Emily Brightwell is the author of thirty-two Inspector Witherspoon and Mrs. Jeffries books.
 
Published May 1, 2012 by Berkley. 304 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction
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Reviewed by Brenda Weeaks

In Mrs Jeffries Defends Her Own, clues are dropped throughout and it's only at the end I realize once again how cleaver Brightwell is at placing clues and setting up false leads. Mrs. Jeffries Defends Her Own is an entertaining, historical, cozy, English read.

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Reviewed by Harriet Klausner on Apr 05 2012

Mrs. Jeffries and the crew do what they always do investigate through their employer as this Victorian mystery is a fresh entry in a strong long running historical “police procedural” series.

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Reviewed by Debbie on May 11 2012

The story was primarily a clue-based mystery where the reader and characters need to discover and then sort through the clues to figure out whodunit. Though I thought it was fairly obvious that one or both of two specific characters were whodunit, Mrs. Jeffries had a valid reason to be a bit delayed in coming to the same conclusion. And then she cleverly set up a trap to determine whodunit without the Inspector being any the wiser that she was behind it. (This was handled believably.)

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