The Mrs. Jeffries Mysteries


"The Mrs. Jeffries stories are written in the style and spirit of the Victorian cozy mysteries, and Agatha Christie would be proud. Author Emily Brightwell provides the reader with a perfect balance of old-time gentility and ruthless, cold-blooded murder, not to mention ample mystery and intrigue in the tradition of the best whodunits. Brightwell’s writing style is fluid and fun to read. Her descriptions of the Victorian London locations carry the ring of truth, and add greatly to the allure of the story."

- Don Metzler -  Gumshoe Review - March 2009 issue


Click Here: Emily Brightwell Interview : Destination Mystery Podcast by Laura Brennan August 20 2016 

Emily writes:

I am very fond of Inspector Witherspoon, a kind and very decent person, but he lacks the detecting skills of Mrs. Jeffries. (She is the widow of a Yorkshire policeman.) However, I didn't want the Inspector to appear "bumbling" and "inept" so he does do his own investigation, assisted by the reliable Constable Barnes, and gets some clues himself by his hard work, but it is the domestic staff led by Mrs. Jeffries that uncover the secrets that the "well-to-do" Londoners didn't think their own servants would notice! These servants were invisible, not worthy of much consideration, which makes them the real stars of this series.   


Wins the Prize

Latest Mystery - #34

Mrs Jeffries Wins the Prize"

The ladies of the Mayfair Orchid and Exotic Plant Society are known for a bit of friendly rivalry, but the backstabbing has never been literal—until now. When Hiram Filmore, an orchid hunter and supplier, is found dead in Mrs. Helena Rayburn’s conservatory, Inspector Witherspoon is called in to weed out a murderer.

Published - March 2016 


Click Here: Entire List of Published Mrs.Jeffries Mysteries 


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