Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries by Emily Brightwell

Book Description:
IS THERE A DETECTIVE IN THE HOUSE? She keeps house for Inspector Witherspoon... and keeps him on his toes. Everyone is astonished by the inspector's Scotland Yard successes - but they don't know about his secret weapon. In fact, even he doesn't know about his secret weapon... because she's as ladylike as she is clever. 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 crime-solver's work is never done...
My Thoughts:
This is a fun and quick read. Inspector Witherspoon is a nice and very hard working officer who does his best at his job....he just needs a bit more help on some of these cases. Mrs. Jeffries is that help. She is a very likeable character who easily manages to help her Inspector without making it obvious that she is the brains behind the investigation.....to others OR her Inspector. She and the other servants she has accumulated through the Inspector's generosity strive very hard to make him look good in the eyes of his superiors as an invisible 'thank you' to him for that generosity. This book is going on my keeper shelf and I look forward to reading the others in this series. I give it a 5/5.

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