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on 15 July 2014
Mrs Jefferies is the housekeeper of a Scotland Yard Detective and goes behind the scenes to solve murders without her employer realising, letting him know her findings in such clever ways he thinks he did it. This story is full of the work of the downstairs staff doing all the detecting. The writer takes you easily back in time and puts you in their world "downstairs" solving the murder. I really enjoy these books and am sure anyone who likes a nice easy read would too.
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Mrs Jeffries is housekeeper to Inspector Witherspoon - a nice but not very clever Scotland Yard detective. Because all his domestic staff are grateful to him for providing them with not too arduous jobs and a roof over their heads they work together to solve his cases for him.

In this delightful Victorian mystery Luty Belle Crookshank - an eccentric elderly American lady - asks for Mrs Jeffries' help in finding out what happened to a missing parlour maid she had befriended. In the process of tracking down the missing maid Inspector Witherspoon's domestic staff manage to solve a murder for him.

I like the characters in this entertaining series and it is interesting to see Victorian society from the servants' point of view. Mrs Jeffries is resourceful and intelligent and would do well as a detective herself though of course the police didn't employ women at the time.

The book is well written and if you like so-called cosy mysteries this would be a good one to try.
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on 27 March 2014
I thoroughly enjoyed this light thriller. Set in Victorian times it tells a story of a murder committed and how the housekeeper, Mrs Jeffries in subtle ways, with the assistance of her staff and some friends, helps her Employer the DI investigate crimes. The DI needs gentle nudges in the right direction to solve murders, as although he is an honest and upright policeman he does not always see the evidence that is under his nose.

If you want something light to read that does not tax the brain to much with too many twists and turns I would recommend the this book. There are also more titles in this series.
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on 8 July 2013
I would strongly recommend this series of to anyone who likes murder mysteries they are not blood curdling but enjoyable interesting characters too.
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on 13 April 2014
It was a quick and fun read. Nothing too engaging and nothing that will topple you mind. Only 3 stars because it was a bit simplistic.
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on 17 February 2014
Once again another book to sit, relax and wind down with. Its a nice gentle story and I would definitely recommend it. Have now read most of the Mrs Jeffries series and am waiting for new ones to come out.
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on 29 August 2014
A very good read and in you like period detective stories then this is just the book
It gives you the feeling that behind every good detective is a better housekeeper
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on 11 April 2014
I really enjoyed this book I have read more of this author s work and would recommend her book s to all my friends it was easy reading and relaxing.
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on 12 March 2014
Very well written and very enjoyable read, again Mrs Jeffries engages the help of the household staff, and once again I am totally hooked ...
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on 9 January 2014
It was a very good book as the murders were not to violent I like books which had amateur sleuths in .the book is five stars to me
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