- Paperback: 512 pages
- Publisher: Berkley Books (2 April 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425263592
- ISBN-13: 978-0425263594
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.8 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 305,586 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Mrs. Jeffries Takes Tea at Three (Victorian Mystery) Paperback – 2 Apr 2013
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Married May 1976 to Richard Arguile.
First published by Silhouette Special Edition: "Kindred Spirits" March 1990.
First published by Berkley: "Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries" February 1993.
First thirteen titles in the series now published in UK by Constable and Robinson.
Latest published mystery - April 2015 - #33 in series - Mrs. Jeffries and the One Who Got Away"
(New York Times Paperback Bestseller)
Next Paperback original mystery: "Mrs. Jeffries Wins the Prize" coming February 2016.
Currently living in Alameda, California. Supports Everton FC.
NOW IN ONE VOLUME--THREE VICTORIAN MYSTERIES FEATURING MRS. JEFFRIES A DETECTIVE IN THE HOUSE...
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Overall another great read from Emily Brightwell and I look forward to reading more of her books (especially when they eventually come onto Kindle!)
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The overall premise of this series is Mrs. Jeffries and the rest of Scotland Yard Detective Gerald Witherspoon's staff help him solve his cases. The unique thing about the series is while the household and a few close friends work together to solve murders, the Inspector doesn't realize what they're doing. This may sound far-fetched, but it works and the result is a charming series with likeable characters that care about each other and making sure justice is served in the cases they help with.
The three books included within this volume are:
1.) "Mrs. Jeffries Plays the Cook" - This is my favorite of the three. It was an interesting mystery about the murder of a man with many enemies. It has equal parts of humor, touching scenes between the characters in the household, and the investigation.
2.) "Mrs. Jeffries and the Missing Alibi" - The household must work with Constable Barnes in this story when Witherspoon is removed from the case because he is a suspect. This was my least favorite of the three stories.
3.) "Mrs. Jeffries Stands Corrected" - The Inspector uses different methods to solve the murder and the solution of the case plays out in an unexpected way.
Although I didn't enjoy all of the stories equally, I'm happy anytime I can spend time with Mrs. Jeffries, Smythe, Betsy and the others. I highly recommend this for fans of the series or readers who enjoy a nice cozy, Victorian mystery with pleasant characters who will become friends.
Many of the earlier books are out of print and VERY expensive to purchase used (and sometimes astronomical if someone has a "new" copy). Since I am trying to buy all of the books in the series, this was a very convenient and economical way to purchase the earlier books. Again, this book contains 3 of the earlier books in the series - Mrs. Jeffries Plays the Cook; Mrs. Jeffries and the Missing Alibi; and Mrs. Jeffries Stands Corrected. Great buy, great books, highly recommend.
"Mrs. Jeffries Takes Tea At Three" is a triple treat as there are three stories in one book. Delightful!