Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A Victorian Mystery

It's now March and I'm on my 10th book. I'm moving right along on my 50 book challenge. Hopefully this year will be the year that I will read 50 books total. One of the latest books that I finished is, Mrs. Jeffries and the Mistletoe Mix-Up. 
This was the first book I've read by Emily Brightwell and the first book that I've read in her popular series that follows Mrs. Jeffries. The Mistletoe Mix-Up takes place in Victorian times in England and over Christmas. When a lover of art and artifacts is killed inside his own home on the day of a ruined dinner party, everyone in attendance instantly becomes a suspect. It becomes Police Inspector Witherspoon's duty to track down the killer and bring them to justice before Christmas Eve. 

The household staff of Inspector Witherspoon spring into action the moment they hear there has been a murder and that the case has fallen into his hands. Mrs. Jeffries and the staff have made it their job to secretly help their boss solve his cases and have established a routine for finding out any and all information they can to help in his success. Plus it helps that there might be a mutual attraction between Mrs. Jeffries and Inspector Witherspoon. Will the staff be able to track down the killer or will Witherspoon? Hopefully they can do it before Christmas because everyone is counting on finding the murderer before the holiday begins. 

I thought this book was really good. I couldn't guess the murderer before the end of the book. I also thought that the time period was a bonus addition. I'm adding the other books in her series to my read list! If you're looking for something to read, check this one out! 

2 comments:

Sam M said...

I'll have to recommend this to my sister since her new last name is Jeffery.

Deidre said...

Wow! that's awesome that you've done so much reading :)