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Mrs. Jeffries & the Yuletide Weddings
Upper Edmonton Gardens looks forward to a jolly Christmas, until one humbug sings of murder-in Mrs. Jeffries’s 26th mystery.
‘Tis the week before Christmas, and all through the house, every creature is stirring…
But just as Inspector Witherspoon’s staff prepares for the long-awaited wedding of Betsy and Smythe, a Yuletide murder falls in the Inspector’s lap.
A middle-aged spinster has been killed in what her murderer hoped would look like a random crime. But the Inspector’s investigation reveals a web of lies, intrigue, and long-buried secrets. With uncooperative witnesses, sulking relatives, and a second Christmas wedding, a simple investigation seems unlikely. And the household will have to put aside its holiday spirit to save the Inspector’s reputation.
My Review of Mrs. Jeffries & the Yuletide Weddings
This is the first Mrs. Jeffries book that I have read, and I will definitely be on the look-out for some more. Even though I haven’t read any of the others I could still appreciate the book. I didn’t feel lost at all.
Mrs. Jeffries is the housekeeper to Inspector Witherspoon. She and the other staff members “help” the inspector on his murder cases. Mind you, he has no idea they are helping him. He just talks to Mrs. Jeffries nightly, and she leads the conversations to guide him to the answers.
In this book, Betsy and Smythe are finally going to be married and plans are underway for the wedding. They are determined that nothing stop them this time, when a murder takes place that takes up everyone’s time and attention.
A middle-aged woman is stabbed right in front of a home in a wealthy neighborhood. We find out that another wedding is being planned in that home as well. The murdered woman was once the governess of the girl to be married.
Inspector Witherspoon’s staff and friends start on the case and find clue after clue. Some of which are helpful, and some not so much 🙂
The characters in this book are so delightful. This book is a cozy mystery in every sense of the genre. I love the setting of the book. I felt like I had walked into a Victorian scene, and I didn’t want to leave.
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