Emily Brightwell Books in Order

The Emily Brightwell books have become so popular over the years that generation after generation, people keep going back to them.

If you're just starting with it and want a reading list, you're in luck. Here we list out all the Emily Brightwell books in order; keeping in mind various factors like the publication year, reviews, its popularity among readers, etc.

It’s always a good idea to read such book titles in sequence so that you don't miss out on the story plot and its discussions in the book clubs.

Publication Order of Mrs. Jeffries Books

The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries

Brightwell, Emily 1993
As Inspector Witherspoon's dedicated housekeeper, Mrs. Jeffries keeps things running smoothly and is quite clever at putting Witherspoon on the right track in case after case. In fact, Mrs. Jeffries' polished detective skills prove once again that behind every great man, there's a great woman. Read More

Mrs. Jeffries Dusts for Clues

Brightwell, Emily 1993
A servant girl and a priceless brooch vanish at the same time, and it doesn't take a genius to put two and two together. The Inspector finds the brooch on a dead woman—but where's the missing servant? Fortunately, Mrs. Jeffries isn't one to give up on a case just because of a few loose ends . . . Read More

The Ghost and Mrs. Jeffries

Brightwell, Emily 1993

Nasty miser Abigail Hodges returns home angry at a warning from medium Esme Popejoy, absent servants and husband Leonard. An intruder shoots her in the head and chest, but few jewels are missing. Forged notes direct police to inheriting Felicity Marsden.

But housekeeper Mrs Jeffries recruits staff to help Inspector Witherspoon to the truth.

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Mrs. Jeffries Takes Stock

Brightwell, Emily 1994
A businessman has been murdered - and it could be because he cheated his shareholders. The housekeeper's interest is piqued..and when it comes to catching killers, the smart money's on Mrs. Jeffries! Read More

Mrs. Jeffries on the Ball

Brightwell, Emily 1994

A festive Jubilee Ball in honor of Queen Victoria turns into a fatal affair for Hannah Greenwood. Inspector Witherspoon was a guest at the ball so the job of finding the murderer falls to him. Fortunately, Mrs. Jeffries is there to help him read between the lines.

. and identify the guilty party behind this deadly plot..

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Mrs. Jeffries on the Trail

Brightwell, Emily 1995
Inspector Witherspoon of Scotland Yard resorts once again to his housekeeping super-sleuth, Mrs. Jeffries, when a girl flower-peddler is killed on a foggy night in Victorian London. Original. Read More

Mrs. Jeffries Plays the Cook

Brightwell, Emily 1995

Meet the inspector and Mrs. Jeffries--in a delightful mystery series set in Victorian England--and featuring the most charming characters ever to crack a case. STICKY FINGERS, HELPING HANDS... Minerva Kenny is a dear woman, but her tendency to "borrow" things without asking has finally caught up with her.

William Barrett has learned Minerva's shameful secret, and he's holding it over her head. Mrs. Jeffries and the staff have hatched a scheme to save her...but when they try to recover the damning evidence from Barrett, they discover something more shocking: Barrett's corpse.

Considering the victim's wicked ways, Minerva is far from the only suspect. And when the inspector's cook is called away suddenly, Mrs. Jeffries finds herself doing double duty: cooking for the household--and trying to cook this killer's goose... IS THERE A DETECTIVE IN THE HOUSE? She keeps house for Inspector Witherspoon.

..and keeps him on his toes. Everyone's awed by his Scotland Yard successes--but they don't know about his secret weapon. No matter how messy the murder or how dirty the deed, Mrs. Jeffries's 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.

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Mrs. Jeffries and the Missing Alibi

Brightwell, Emily 1996

Meet the inspector and Mrs. Jeffries--in a delightful mystery series set in Victorian England--and featuring the most charming characters ever to crack a case. When Inspector Witherspoon becomes the main suspect in a murder case, Scotland Yard refuses to let him investigate.

But no-one said anything about Mrs. Jeffries and her polished detection skills.. proving that behind every great man there's a woman - and that a crime-solver's work is never done!

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Mrs. Jeffries Stands Corrected

Brightwell, Emily 1996

Meet the inspector and Mrs. Jeffries--in a delightful mystery series set in Victorian England--and featuring the most charming characters ever to crack a case. When a local publican is murdered, Inspector Withersppon takes Mrs. Jeffries advice to heart.

He is going to trust his own instincts..but that keeps Mrs. Jeffries in the dark. She must rouse the household staff to action and hope the Inspector doesn't arrest the wrong person before they can solve the crime!

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Mrs. Jeffries Takes the Stage

Brightwell, Emily 1997

A mystery featuring the Inspector and Mrs Jeffries--"the Miss Marple of Victorian mystery." (Paperback Forum) It was a most peculiar murder. A man's body was found in the canal--but the evidence showed that he had drowned in a bathtub. A theatre critic known for his savage reviews, the victim had had a full cast of enemies.

While Inspector Witherspoon scoured the theatre, his housekeeper and unofficial sleuthing partner Mrs. Jeffries uncovered the critic's secret past: a real-life drama more compelling than any stage play...

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Mrs. Jeffries Questions the Answer

Brightwell, Emily 1997

Meet the inspector and Mrs. Jeffries--in a delightful mystery series set in Victorian England--and featuring the most charming characters ever to crack a case. Hannah Cameron was not well-liked but who stabbed her in the back? To almost everyone, the answer was clear: she was killed by a burglar.

This case is given to Inspector Nivens so Mrs. Jeffries and the rest of the household must tiptoe around this case to find the real killer!

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Mrs. Jeffries Reveals Her Art

Brightwell, Emily 1998

Meet the inspector and Mrs. Jeffries--in a delightful mystery series set in Victorian England--and featuring the most charming characters ever to crack a case. An artist's model never shows up at Neville Grant's house, or so he claims. But when one of Mr.

Grant's houseguests suddenly dies - the Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries have to work doubletime to find both the missing model and the killer!

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Mrs. Jeffries Takes the Cake

Brightwell, Emily 1998

Meet the inspector and Mrs. Jeffries--in a delightful mystery series set in Victorian England--and featuring the most charming characters ever to crack a case. The evidence was all there: a dead body, two dessert plates, and a gun. Could it be that Mr.

Ashbury was sharing his cake with his killer? The old bloke had enemies galore - even his oown daughter disliked him. Mr. Ashbury's son-in-law doesn't want Inspector Witherspoon asking questions. Of course this doesn't stop Mrs. Jeffries and her staff snooping around.

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Mrs. Jeffries Rocks the Boat

Brightwell, Emily 1999

Meet the inspector and Mrs. Jeffries--in a delightful mystery series set in Victorian England--and featuring the most charming characters ever to crack a case. Mirabelle Daws travelled all the way from Australia to Sheridan Square to visit her sister - only to die in the middle of a locked garden.

All the residents of Sheridan Square have a key to the garden - but no-one seemed to know that Mirabelle was planning to arrive. So the question facing Mrs. Jeffries is: who wanted to make sure that Mirabelle's visit was very, very short-lived?

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Mrs. Jeffries Weeds the Plot

Brightwell, Emily 2000

A Mrs. Jeffries Mystery She keeps house for Inspector Witherspoon...and keeps him on his toes.  Everyone's awed by his Scotland Yard successes—but they don't know about his secret weapon.  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 crimesolver's work is never done. A BONE TO PICK Eccentric Annabeth Gentry pretty much keeps to herself. Besides her recent inheritance—and the attention her bloodhound gets for digging up the body of a murdered thief—her life is in fact, rather dull.

So why does she think that someone is trying to kill her? That’s what Mrs. Jeffries and her staff has to find out. What they discover is a dead body next door, and three attempts on Annabeth’s life. It sounds like there’s a jealous dog in their midst.

Mrs. Jeffries will have to sniff out some clues before the plot thickens…

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Mrs. Jeffries Pinches the Post

Brightwell, Emily 2001

A Mrs. Jeffries Mystery She keeps house for Inspector Witherspoon...and keeps him on his toes. Everyone’s awed by his Scotland Yard successes—but they don’t know about his secret weapon. 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 crimesolver’s work is never done. A RUTHLESS END FOR A RUTHLESS MAN Harrison Nye may have been involved in some dubious business dealings, but no one ever expected him to be murdered.

Now Inspector Witherspoon must root out the perpetrator of the underhanded deed. Nye’s business associate visited him just hours before the murder and seems to know more than he’s letting on. And when his maid disappears, this dirty business gets even deadlier.

Now, Mrs. Jeffries and her staff must root through the sins of Nye’s past to discover which one caught up with him…

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Mrs. Jeffries Pleads Her Case

Brightwell, Emily 2003
As her employer, Inspector Witherspoon, attempts to learn more about the apparent suicide of Harlan Westover, Mrs. Jeffries and her staff investigate the matter themselves, subtly pointing the inspector in the right direction. Read More

Mrs. Jeffries Sweeps the Chimney

Brightwell, Emily 2004

Inspector Witherspoon is perplexed. No one seems to know the identity of the dead man dressed like a vicar and propped up against the outside wall of St. Paul’s Church. A paper clutched in the corpse’s hand reveals the address of a dilapidated and seemingly abandoned cottage—abandoned if you don’t count the human skeleton stuffed in the chimney.

To link these two bizarre incidents will take all of the resources at Witherspoon’s command—and a little help from the efficient Mrs. Jeffries.She keeps house for Inspector Witherspoon . . . and keeps him on his toes. Everyone’s awed by his Scotland Yard successes—but they don’t know about his secret weapon.

No matter how messy the murder or how dirty the deed, Mrs. Jeffries’s 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. “Fascinating murder mystery.

..wit and style . . . a winning series.”—The Paperback Forum “Full of humor, suspense, adventure, and touches of romance . . . delightful.”—Rendezvous

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Mrs. Jeffries Stalks the Hunter

Brightwell, Emily 2004
Sir Edmund Leggett is flattered to be stalked by a young lady--who makes herself scarce after he's murdered in cold blood. The police hold the young woman to blame. But Inspector Witherspoon has other ideas and consults his housekeeper, Mrs. Jeffries--who always gets to the heart of the matter. Read More

Mrs. Jeffries and the Silent Knight

Brightwell, Emily 2005

Sir George Braxton was found lying face down in a frozen fountain with the back of his skull bashed to bits.  The case is complicated by a distinct lack of holiday cheer in the victim’s three argumentative middle-aged daughters and their sullen houseguests.

  Even the cranky cat hates everyone. To top it all off, the Home Secretary has called in Inspector Witherspoon over the heads of some touchy local lads, making matters stickier than a plum pudding.  Only the help of his housekeeper, Mrs. Jeffries, and her crime-solving staff will give the poor Inspector any chance of sleeping in heavenly peace on Christmas Eve…She keeps house for Inspector Witherspoon…and keeps him on his toes.

Everyone’s awed by his Scotland Yard successes—but they don’t know about his secret weapon. 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 crimesolver’s work is never done.

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Mrs. Jeffries Learns the Trade

Brightwell, Emily 2005

Everyone's awed by Inspector Witherspoon's Scotland Yard successes, but they don't know about his secret weapon. Her name is Mrs. Jeffries, and she keeps house for the Inspector - and keeps him on his toes. No matter how messy the murder or how dirty the deed, her polished detection skills are up to the task.

Because as she knows all too well, a crimesolver's work is never done.

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Mrs. Jeffries and the Best Laid Plans

Brightwell, Emily 2005
A friendless old miser, banker Lawrence Boyd, is found dead at home. Called to the scene, Inspector Witherspoon is lucky to have Mrs. Jeffries's help-since the list of suspects includes just about everyone Boyd's ever met. Read More

Mrs. Jeffries Appeals the Verdict

Brightwell, Emily 2006

GUILTY BYSTANDERSAfter a perfectly decent local woman is killed during a robbery, the Witherspoon household receives a surprising visit from a stranger named Blimpey Groggins. He claims his best buddy was convicted of the crime. He also claims the peaceable chap didn’t even know how to fire a gun.

And considering he’s to be hanged in three weeks, Blimpey’s desperate to find the real killer. With the trail cold, the crime allegedly solved, and the evidence mucked up, Mrs. Jeffries and her belowstairs cohorts have their work cut out for them if they want to save an innocent man from the gallows.

A Mrs. Jeffries MysteryShe keeps house for Inspector Witherspoon…and keeps him on his toes. Everyone’s awed by his Scotland Yard successes—but they don’t know about his secret weapon. 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 crimesolver’s work is never done.

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Mrs. Jeffries and the Feast of St. Stephen

Brightwell, Emily 2007

A Yuletide dinner in West Brompton should have been a festive occasion, until the host, wealthy Stephen Whitfield, dropped dead before the second course. Now Mrs. Jeffries and the busy sleuths must rally in support of their Inspector?especially since the clues are harder to find than a silver sixpence in a plum pudding.

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Mrs. Jeffries Holds the Trump

Brightwell, Emily 2008

Michael Provost lived a quiet life, yet this successful owner of a medical supply company was spotted floating facedown off the Chelsea Vestry Wharf. His servants adored him, and he had no greedy relatives or business rivals—who would ever want him dead? Luckily for Inspector Gerald Witherspoon, Mrs.

Jeffries and her staff are always ready to dive into an investigation, and their combined efforts soon lead to a connection with an earlier crime. Was Provost himself sleuthing when he was horrifically interrupted? And could the same fate befall Inspector Witherspoon?She keeps house for Inspector Witherspoon.

..and keeps him on his toes. Everyone’s awed by his Scotland Yard successes—but they don’t know about his secret weapon. No matter how messy the murder or how dirty the deed, Mrs. Jeffries’s 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.

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Mrs. Jeffries in the Nick of Time

Brightwell, Emily 2009

A two-story killer. Train enthusiast Francis Humphreys took his last breath while relatives and neighbors visited downstairs. But if everyone was downstairs, who could have stolen into Uncle Francis?s study, killed him, and escaped? Mrs. Jeffries will have to lend her downstairs common sense to this upstairs murder mystery.

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Mrs. Jeffries and the Yuletide Weddings

Brightwell, Emily 2009

“A charming story with just the right dash of holiday spirit to make it a great seasonal offering.” –Fresh FictionThe week before Christmas, Inspector Gerald Witherspoon's staff prepares for the long-awaited wedding of Betsy and Smythe. But when a middle-aged spinster is killed in what looks like a random crime, the Inspector suspects otherwise.

With uncooperative witnesses, sulking relatives, and a second Christmas wedding, a simple investigation seems as unlikely as catching St. Nick at work.

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Mrs. Jeffries Speaks Her Mind

Brightwell, Emily 2010
The eccentric Olive Kettering swore someone was trying to harm her. Too bad no one listened, though plenty wanted her dead. When Olive is shot and killed, Mrs. Jeffries has no problem speaking her mind to see justice served. Read More

Mrs. Jeffries Forges Ahead

Brightwell, Emily 2011
Arlette Montrose Banfield angered many marriageable women when she snagged the handsome Lewis Banfield-but were they angry enough to poison her? Mrs. Jeffries doesn't mind getting her hands dirty to uncover the greed behind her murder. Read More

Mrs. Jeffries & the Mistletoe Mix-Up

Brightwell, Emily 2011

Ring in the season with another Mrs. Jeffries tale of holiday homicide. Moments after a high tea is interrupted by a fire in the servants’ hall, art collector Daniel McCourt is found sprawled on the floor of his study under a bundle of mistletoe, his throat slit by the bloody sword lying next to his body.

Could the killer be a disgruntled lover, sending a message by murdering McCourt under the mistletoe? Could it be one of his fellow collectors, pointedly using one of McCourt’s own acquisitions to kill him? Inspector Witherspoon is determined to solve the case—preferably before Christmas Eve—but of course he will need some assistance from the always sharp-witted Mrs.

Jeffries, who has her own theories on why McCourt had to die by the sword…

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Mrs. Jeffries Defends Her Own

Brightwell, Emily 2012

 She keeps house for Inspector Witherspoon...and keeps him on his toes. Everyone’s awed by his Scotland Yard successes—but they don’t know about his secret weapon. 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 crimesolver’s work is never done.When the general office manager of Sutcliffe Manufacturing is murdered, no one is really surprised. Ronald Dearman was anything but a dear man. The tyrannical bully had more than enough enemies to go around.

But who hated him enough to walk into his office and put a bullet between his eyes?For once, Inspector Gerald Witherspoon doesn't get the case; it's given to another inspector.  Then someone from Mrs. Jeffries' past—someone she'd hoped to never see again—shows up and begs for her help.

Now Mrs. Jeffries must step into the fray and stop a terrible miscarriage of justice…

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Mrs. Jeffries Takes a Second Look

Brightwell, Emily 2012
This book is a trade paperback anthology of the following three Mrs. Jeffries mysteries that were previously published as separate titles in paperback format:Mrs. Jeffries Takes StockMrs. Jeffries on the BallMrs. Jeffries on the Trail.It is not a new original work by Emily Brightwell. Read More

Mrs. Jeffries Turns the Tide

Brightwell, Emily 2013

If you like Downton Abbey, you'll love Mrs. Jeffries!IN THE WEEDSBeautiful and new in town, Ellen Langston-Jones doesn’t have any enemies. So, when she’s found dead in the communal gardens, Inspector Witherspoon quickly narrows the field of suspects down to one: Lucius Montague, who was seen threatening Mrs.

Langston-Jones shortly before her death.The Inspector and all of London are positive that he’s the killer, but Mrs. Jeffries has doubts. Her biggest problem is that Lucius Montague is a very disagreeable character and no one—including Inspector Witherspoon’s staff—is inclined to save his skin.

 Now, she must turn the tide of the investigation...or watch an innocent man take the fall for the real killer.A Mrs. Jeffries Mystery She keeps house for Inspector Witherspoon...and keeps him on his toes. Everyone’s awed by his Scotland Yard successes—but they don’t know about his secret weapon.

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 crimesolver’s work is never done.

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Mrs. Jeffries Takes Tea at Three

Brightwell, Emily 2013

This book is a trade paperback anthology of the following three Mrs. Jeffries mysteries that were previously published as separate titles in paperback format:Mrs. Jeffries Plays the CookMrs. Jeffries and the Missing AlibiMrs. Jeffries Stands Corected.

It is not a new original work by Emily Brightwell.

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Mrs. Jeffries Sallies Forth

Brightwell, Emily 2013

If you like Downton Abbey, you'll love Mrs. Jeffries!NOW IN ONE VOLUME—THREE VICTORIAN MYSTERIES FEATURING MRS. JEFFRIESEveryone’s awed by Inspector Witherspoon’s Scotland Yard successes, but they don’t know about his secret weapon. Her name is Mrs.

Jeffries, and she keeps house for the Inspector—and keeps him on his toes. No matter how messy the murder or how dirty the deed, her polished detection skills are up to the task. Because as she knows all too well, a crimesolver’s work is never done…Mrs.

Jeffries Takes the StageAfter 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 AnswersHannah Cameron was not well-liked. But were her friends or family the sort to stab her in the back?  Mrs.

Jeffries must really tiptoe around this time—or it could be a matter of life and death...Mrs. Jeffries Reveals Her ArtMrs. 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.

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Mrs. Jeffries and the Merry Gentlemen

Brightwell, Emily 2013

Orlando Edison is a stockbroker using London’s infatuation with foreign mining ventures to make a fortune. He has curried favor with the nation’s most respected aristocrats, even inviting three influential investors—known as the Merry Gentlemen—to be part of his latest enterprise.

Edison is welcomed in the highest circles and moves with ease among the rich and powerful. But a few days before Christmas, he is found murdered. Inspector Witherspoon and his household are looking forward to the festive season. But they all know their duty, and led by the intrepid Mrs.

Jeffries, they plan to see justice served for the holidays... Mrs. Jeffries keeps house for Inspector Witherspoon...and keeps him on his toes. Everyone’s awed by his Scotland Yard successes—but they don’t know about his secret weapon. 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 crimesolver’s work is never done.

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Mrs. Jeffries Pleads the Fifth

Brightwell, Emily 2014

NOW IN ONE VOLUME—THREE VICTORIAN MYSTERIES FEATURING MRS. JEFFRIES A DETECTIVE IN THE HOUSEEveryone’s awed by Inspector Witherspoon’s Scotland Yard successes, but they don’t know about his secret weapon. Her name is Mrs. Jeffries, and she keeps house for the Inspector—and keeps him on his toes.

No matter how messy the murder or how dirty the deed, her polished detection skills are up to the task. Because as she knows all too well, a crimesolver’s work is never done…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 do some snooping around to dish up 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. Is 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 sniff out some clues before the plot thickens…

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Mrs. Jeffries and the One Who Got Away

Brightwell, Emily 2014

OLD SINS CAST LONG SHADOWS Normally dead bodies in a graveyard are buried—but not this one. When a woman is found strangled in a North London cemetery with an old newspaper clipping clutched in her hand, Inspector Witherspoon is surprised to find that he and the victim have crossed paths before.

    Alice Robinson was a respectable widow who ran a quiet Islington lodging house. None of her lodgers have any apparent motive to murder their landlady. But nagging suspicions are lodging in the Inspector’s mind—only he knows that “Alice Robinson” is not her real name.

Now he’ll need the help of Mrs. Jeffries to revisit an old case that has haunted him for years and to get the real story.

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Mrs. Jeffries Serves at Six

Brightwell, Emily 2015

If you like Downton Abbey, you'll love Mrs. Jeffries!NOW IN ONE VOLUME—THREE VICTORIAN MYSTERIES FEATURING MRS. JEFFRIESA DETECTIVE IN THE HOUSE Everyone’s awed by Inspector Witherspoon’s Scotland Yard successes, but they don’t know about his secret weapon.

Her name is Mrs. Jeffries, and she keeps house for the Inspector—and keeps him on his toes. No matter how messy the murder or how dirty the deed, her polished detection skills are up to the task. Because as she knows all too well, a crimesolver’s work is never done… Mrs.

Jeffries Pinches the PostThe dubious dealings of ruthless businessman Harrison Nye have finally done him in. But with his associate keeping secrets and his maid missing, Witherspoon and Mrs. Jeffries have their work cut out for them as they make it their business to find the culprit … Mrs.

Jeffries Pleads Her CaseWhen the death of Harlan Westover is ruled a suicide after a slipshod investigation, it’s up to Mrs. Jeffries and her staff to gently nudge the Inspector in the right direction before a killer gets away with another murder… Mrs.

Jeffries Sweeps the ChimneyA dead man dressed like a vicar is discovered outside a church. An address found on the man leads Witherspoon to a dilapidated house where a skeleton is stuffed in the chimney. Luckily he has Mrs. Jeffries to help him sweep up this mess of a case…

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Mrs. Jeffries Wins the Prize

Brightwell, Emily 2016

Mrs. Jeffries is back in the New York Times bestselling Victorian series, perfect for fans of Downton Abbey.   NIPPED IN THE BUD   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.   When it comes out that Mrs. Rayburn and her flowery friends knew each other from long ago, Mrs.

Jeffries begins to suspect that there’s more to unearth about this case than meets the eye. Now she, along with the rest of Inspector Witherspoon’s household and friends, will have to dig up the past to figure out which gardening gentlewoman had a grudge worth killing for.

..   A Mrs. Jeffries Mystery   She keeps house for Inspector Witherspoon . . . and keeps him on his toes. Everyone’s awed by his Scotland Yard successes—but they don’t know about his secret weapon. 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 crimesolver’s work is never done.   NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED!

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Mrs. Jeffries Rights a Wrong

Brightwell, Emily 2017

Mrs. Jeffries is back in the New York Times bestselling Victorian Mytery series, perfect for fans of Downton Abbey.Thomas Mundy checks in to London’s Wrexley Hotel, but he never checks out. The maid finds him on the floor of his room, bludgeoned to death by his own walking stick.

Inspector Witherspoon is soon on the case and learns Mundy had a reputation for being polite, charming, and diligent—an unlikely victim for such a violent crime.   But Mrs. Jeffries and the household staff uncover that Mundy was less an amiable businessman and more a duplicitous con man with enemies on both sides of the Atlantic.

Now Witherspoon and his staff must determine who on their lengthy list of suspects had the motive to put Mundy in the red.   A Mrs. Jeffries Mystery   She keeps house for Inspector Witherspoon . . . and keeps him on his toes. Everyone’s awed by his Scotland Yard successes—but they don’t know about his secret weapon.

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 crimesolver’s work is never done.

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Mrs. Jeffries and the Three Wise Women

Brightwell, Emily 2017

Mrs. Jeffries returns for the holidays in the latest mystery in the New York Times bestselling Victorian series.Christopher Gilhaney isn't a popular man, and he proves why once again when he insults every guest at Abigail Chase's Guy Fawkes Night dinner party.

When Gilhaney is shot dead under the cover of the night's fireworks, his murder is deemed a robbery gone wrong. But when the case hasn't been solved six weeks later, Inspector Witherspoon is called upon to find the killer—and quickly!With Christmas almost here, Inspector Witherspoon and everyone in his household is upset at the possibility of having to cancel their holiday plans—all to solve a case that seems impossible.

Only Luty Belle, Ruth, and Mrs. Goodge refuse to give up and let the crime become a cold case. In fact, the American heiress, the charming next-door neighbor, and the formidable cook use all of their persuasive powers to get the others on board, because these three wise women know justice doesn't take time off for Christmas.

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Mrs. Jeffries Delivers the Goods

Brightwell, Emily 2019

When poison fells an arrogant and rude businessman in public, Mrs. Jeffries and Inspector Witherspoon both realize they are looking for a deranged maniac in this all new installment in the beloved Victorian Mystery series On a cold night in February, the popular Lighterman’s ball festivities are cut short when a guest of honor, Stephen Bremmer, goes into spasms and abruptly collapses.

   Once again Inspector Witherspoon returns to the Wrexley Hotel to investigate a murder. The victim was considered a boorish snob who felt entitled to anything and anyone he wanted. Yet despite his Oxford education, he was barely literate, lazy, and prone to make stupid mistakes – his last mistake turned out to be crossing a killer.

 The owners and management of the Wrexley Hotel clearly don’t welcome the return of Inspector Witherspoon but he has his job to do, and Mrs. Jeffries, and the rest of the household must do their best to catch a murderer who shows no signs of slowing down… 

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Mrs. Jeffries and the Alms of the Angel

Brightwell, Emily 2019

When a wealthy widow is murdered, Mrs. Jeffries investigates what happens when money can't buy your life in this all-new installment in the beloved Victorian Mystery series.Margaret Starling wasn’t the sort of woman anyone expected to be murdered. She was on the advisory board of the London Angel Alms Society, she was an active member of St.

Peter’s Church, and, best of all, she was always willing to lend a hand to a friend or a neighbor in need of advice. She was also a wealthy upper-class widow. But money alone won’t protect you when someone decides it’s high time you met your maker.

 Margaret’s next-door neighbor considered her an odious busybody, the Reverend Reginald Pontefract wished she’d never set foot in St. Andrew’s, and half the advisory board of the London Angel Alms Society heartily hoped she’d come down with a case of the gout before the next quarterly meeting.

  All in all, Margaret wasn’t as well regarded as she’d always thought she was. But Mrs. Jeffries and Inspector Witherspoon know that justice isn’t a popularity contest, and they won’t rest until they sift through the suspects to catch a sinister scrooge.

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Mrs. Jeffries Demands Justice

Brightwell, Emily 2020

Mrs. Jeffries always keeps her friends close and now must keep an enemy even closer if she is going to catch a killer. . . .Inspector Nigel Nivens is not a nice man or a good investigator. In fact, he’s terrible at his job and has always done everything he can to make life difficult for Inspector Witherspoon.

But even his powerful family can’t help him after he maliciously tried to hobble Witherspoon’s last homicide investigation. He’s been sent to a particularly difficult precinct in the East End of London as penance.When a paid informant is found shot in an alley, Nivens thinks that if he can crack the case, he’ll redeem himself and have a much-needed chance at impressing his superiors.

But there’s one big problem with his plan—Niven’s distinct antique pistol is found at the scene of the crime and even more evidence is uncovered that links the Inspector to the murder.Despite their mutual dislike for Nivens, Mrs. Jeffries and Inspector Witherspoon know the man isn’t a cold-blooded killer.

Now they’ll just have to prove it. . . .

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Publication Order of Dear Diary Books

Remember Me

Lanham, Cheryl 1996
Caught shoplifting, Leeanne is sentenced to community service at the local hospice, where she meets and becomes close friends with Gabriel, a dying young man, who teaches her a valuable lesson about life and death. Original. Read More

Dying Young

Lanham, Cheryl 2000
The death of her boyfriend causes a young woman to worry in her diary that she caused his death by allowing him to drive away in a huff in the midst of a fight. Original. Read More

Publication Order of Life at Sixteen Books

Second Best

Lanham, Cheryl 1996
Meeting her birth mother for the first time, adopted teen Tessa is shocked to discover that she has an identical twin sister, who, to Tessa's disappointment, is spoiled and moody and who drinks too much. Original. Read More

No Guarantees

Lanham, Cheryl 1997
Having everything money can buy and a new position on the cheerleading squad, Courtney thinks she is facing the happiest year of her life, until her father loses his job, a situation that forces Courtney to help support the family. Original. Read More

Good Intentions

Lanham, Cheryl 1998
Awakening from a coma, Chloe Marlowe resolves to become a better person than the one who exploited her best friend, sabotaged her father's new marriage, and harassed her new stepbrother, but not every one will believe her. Original. Read More

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Lifeline

TEMPLE, SARAH. 1991
Romance novel. Read More

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