Nov 25, 2011

Current Read: Mrs. Jeffries and the Mistletoe Mix-Up

I finished one of my Thanksgiving reads, will listen to the other this weekend, and picked up another book to read as well - a cute Victorian mystery where the help gets involved in their employer, the Inspector's, cases and get enough information to help solve the crime. Mrs. Jeffries is the inspector's housekeeper and runs a household of several who are willing to go out and snoop and question other maids, footmen, shopkeepers,  pub patrons, or anyone who will talk with them about the case.

Title: Mrs. Jeffries and the Mistletoe Mix-up by Emily Brightwell
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover (November 1, 2011)
Genre: Victorian mystery
Source: publisher

Book description: Under a bundle of mistletoe, art collector Daniel McCourt lies dead, a bloody sword next to his body. Inspector Witherspoon is determined to solve the case-preferably before the eggnog is ladled out on Christmas Eve-but of course he will require assistance from the always sharp-witted housekeeper, Mrs. Jeffries, who has a few of her own theories on why McCourt had to die by the sword.


  1. Oh, this does sound like an excellent holiday mystery for this time of year, and I am glad that you are enjoying it. I need to check this one out!

  2. This sounds like a fun holiday mystery... perfect for the season!

  3. I agree with your first two commenters -- this sounds like the perfect thing to read during the holiday season. I love cozies, and I like the Victorian setting.

  4. The Mrs.Jeffries series is one of my favorites.These books show how people are able to work together for a common cause and unite as a family to help their employer who they care for very much.Emily Brightwell does a great job of bringing this closeness to the reader.


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