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Monday, November 11, 2013

Review: Mrs. Jeffries Takes Stock - Emily Brightwell

Title: Mrs. Jefferies Takes Stock

Author: Emily Brightwell

Victorian Mystery Series


Inspector Witherspoon has a complex case to solve. It seems a group of investors including Inspector Nivens have been duped. They thought they were investing in a mining company. Word came back there was nothing being done as the company was in Colorado in America. Worse the suspect is the murdered man named "Jake Randall" and the money is missing.


Inspector Witherspoon has other problems of which include a nasty cold and he's decided to trim the fat in the household budget. Mrs. Goodge is fit to be tied as she has to cook for everyone and her sources. Mrs. Jefferies and the other household staff are more than cook and house keeper-manager they are also unbeknownst to the inspector helping him solve this murder cases.


Everyone takes part in helping solve this case but it isn't an easy one to solve. Nothing adds up and then Mrs. Jefferies puts her thinking cap on and little by little a picture starts to emerge of a cold blooded killer.


I think the moral of this book is..."Be careful have you treat other for one day you many hang for your actions."


As always in this series Emily Brightwell has penned a highly entertaining mystery. I love this cozy historical series as each book can be read as a standalone or part of the whole series. You won't be disappointed.






  1. I've only read one Mrs. Jeffries book and I'm rather on the fence. I should get the second and see if I warm up to her. It may have been my mood.

  2. I love this series so I say try at least one more!