Mrs. Jeffries and the Merry Gentlemen: A Victorian Mystery.pdf
THE BUSINESS OF DEATH
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 investorsknown as the Merry Gentlemento 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 . . .
A Mrs. Jeffries Mystery
She keeps house for Inspector Witherspoon . . . and keeps him on his toes. Everyone’s awed by his Scotland Yard successesbut 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 womanand that a crimesolver’s work is never done.
Praise for the Mrs. Jeffries mysteries:
“[A] winning combination in Witherspoon and Jeffries. It’s murder most English all the way!”—The Literary Times
“Fascinating murder mystery...wit and style...a winning series. Mrs. Jeffries is the Miss Marple of Victorian Mystery.” —The Paperback Forum
“One historical mystery series that never gets boring or dull.”—Midwest Book Review
Emily Brightwell is the author of 33 Inspector Witherspoon and Mrs. Jeffries books (Mrs. Jeffries Pleads the Fifth, Mrs. Jeffries Sallies Forth, Mrs. Jeffries Turns the Tide).