Sunday, October 8, 2017

I'm so excited to join Berkley in celebrating the October 17 release of 
by author
Emily Brightwell

is book 36 in the Victorian Mysteries

Mrs. Jeffries is back in the New York Times bestselling Victorian Mystery 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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My first journey into the world of Mrs. Jeffries was a delightful romp within a wonderful mystery.

I was a bit concerned coming into such a long running series on book installment thirty-six. There was no need for worry. I quickly found myself immersed in a fascinating story, with delightful characters, and a riveting mystery.

It’s clear that author Emily Brightwell loves these characters of hers. Their personalities jumped off the pages making me feel a part of the story. Each one adds a perfect something to the tale, be it the voice of reason, comedic relief, or the guiding force of them all, who of course is Mrs. Jeffries.

The murder plot in, MRS. JEFFRIES AND THE THREE WISE WOMEN, was extremely well done, which didn’t surprise me considering all of the amazing things I’ve heard about author Brightwell. Guessing whodunit was made all the harder due to the fact that the victim was so disliked.

If you’re a fan of the Victorian era, and of course, mysteries, the Victorian Mystery series is one for you. I know I’ll be reading more of Mrs. Jeffries.


Now available for pre-order
Release date:
October 17



Emily Brightwell was born in the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia. Her family moved to Southern California in 1959 and she grew up in Pasadena. After graduating from California State University Fullerton, she decided to work her way around the world and started in England. She didn't get any further because she met future her husband there, got married and moved back to California. While living in Long Beach, she decided to pursue her dream and become a writer - despite having two children and a full-time job. She began the Mrs. Jeffries series in 1993 with "The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries" and has written thirty-four more mysteries in the series.

Now that her children are grown and have left home - Emily and her husband live in Northern Nevada. Her books have sold in the United Kingdom, Japan, and Hungary.

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