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“Emily Brightwell continues to brighten the well-being of her


—Midwest Book Review

“It’s murder most English all the way!” —The Literary Times



Even the Inspector himself doesn’t know—because his secret

weapon is as ladylike as she is clever. She’s Mrs. Jeffries—the

determined, delightful detective who stars in this unique Victorian mystery series. Be sure to read them all . . .

The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries

A doctor is found dead in his own office—and Mrs. Jeffries

must scour the premises to find the prescription for murder.

Mrs. Jeffries Dusts for Clues

One case is solved and another is opened when the Inspector

finds a missing brooch—pinned to a dead woman’s gown. But

Mrs. Jeffries never cleans a room without dusting under the

bed—and never gives up on a case before every loose end is

tightly tied.

The Ghost and Mrs. Jeffries

Death is unpredictable . . . but the murder of Mrs. Hodges was

foreseen at a spooky séance. The practical-minded housekeeper may not be able to see the future—but she can look into the past and put things in order to solve this haunting


Mrs. Jeffries Takes Stock

A businessman has been murdered—and it could be because

he cheated his stockholders. The housekeeper’s interest is

piqued, and when it comes to catching killers, the smart

money’s on Mrs. Jeffries.

Mrs. Jeffries On the Ball

A festive Jubilee celebration turns into a fatal affair—and

Mrs. Jeffries must find the guilty party.

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Mrs. Jeffries on the Trail

Why was Annie Shields out selling flowers so late on a foggy

night? And more importantly, who killed her while she was

doing it? It’s up to Mrs. Jeffries to sniff out the clues.

Mrs. Jeffries Plays the Cook

Mrs. Jeffries finds herself doing double duty: cooking for the

Inspector’s household and trying to cook a killer’s goose.

Mrs. Jeffries and the Missing Alibi

When Inspector Witherspoon becomes the main suspect in a

murder, Scotland Yard refuses to let him investigate. But no

one said anything about Mrs. Jeffries.

Mrs. Jeffries Stands Corrected

When a local publican is murdered, and Inspector Witherspoon botches the investigation, trouble starts to brew for Mrs. Jeffries.

Mrs. Jeffries Takes the Stage

After a theatre critic is murdered, Mrs. Jeffries uncovers the

victim’s secret past: a real-life drama more compelling than

any stage play.

Mrs. Jeffries Questions the Answer

Hannah Cameron was not well liked. But were her friends

or family the sort to stab her in the back? Mrs. Jeffries must

find out.

Mrs. Jeffries Reveals Her Art

Mrs. Jeffries has to work double-time to find a missing model

and a killer. And she’ll have to get her whole staff involved—

before someone else becomes the next subject.

Mrs. Jeffries Takes the Cake

The evidence was all there: a dead body, two dessert plates,

and a gun. As if Mr. Ashbury had been sharing cake with his

own killer. Now Mrs. Jeffries will have to dish up some clues.

Mrs. Jeffries Rocks the Boat

Mirabelle had traveled by boat all the way from Australia to

visit her sister—only to wind up murdered. Now Mrs. Jeffries

must solve the case, and it’s sink or swim.

Mrs. Jeffries Weeds the Plot

Three attempts have been made on Annabeth Gentry’s life.

Was it due to her recent inheritance, or was it because her

bloodhound dug up the body of a murdered thief? Mrs. Jeffries will have to investigate.

Mrs. Jeffries Pinches the Post

Harrison Nye may have been involved in some dubious business dealings, but no one ever expected him to be murdered.

Now, Mrs. Jeffries and her staff must root through the sins of

his past to discover which one caught up with him.

Mrs. Jeffries Pleads Her Case

Harlan Westover’s death was deemed a suicide by the magistrate. But Inspector Witherspoon is willing to risk his career to prove otherwise. And it’s up to Mrs. Jeffries to ensure the

good Inspector remains employed.

Mrs. Jeffries Sweeps the Chimney

A dead vicar has been found, propped against a church wall,

and Inspector Witherspoon’s only prayer is to seek the divinations of Mrs. Jeffries.

Mrs. Jeffries Stalks the Hunter

Puppy love turns to obsession, which leads to murder. Who

better to get to the heart of the matter than Inspector Witherspoon’s indomitable companion, Mrs. Jeffries?

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Don’t miss Emily Brightwell’s

Mrs. Jeffries and the Silent Knight


the first three Mrs. Jeffries mysteries in one volume,

Mrs. Jeffries Learns the Trade

Berkley Prime Crime Books by Emily Brightwell

the inspector and mrs. jeffries

mrs. jeffries dusts for clues

the ghost and mrs. jeffries

mrs. jeffries takes stock

mrs. jeffries on the ball

mrs. jeffries on the trail

mrs. jeffries plays the cook

mrs. jeffries and the missing alibi

mrs. jeffries stands corrected

mrs. jeffries takes the stage

mrs. jeffries questions the answer

mrs. jeffries reveals her art

mrs. jeffries takes the cake

mrs. jeffries rocks the boat

mrs. jeffries weeds the plot

mrs. jeffries pinches the post

mrs. jeffries pleads her case

mrs. jeffries sweeps the chimney

mrs. jeffries stalks the hunter

mrs. jeffries and the silent knight

mrs. jeffries appeals the verdict


mrs. jeffries learns the trade







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This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons,

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