the season for murder and mayhem and the Witherspoon household
is at the ready.
Witherspoon's evening with Lady Ruth Cannonberry is interrupted
when Constable Barnes arrives with a message from the chief
inspector. There's been a murder on Holland Road and the chief
wants Witherspoon to lead the investigation. The victim is
Orlando Edison who was supposed to testify at the Granger
Mine bankruptcy. And he was murdered with a ceremonial mining
shovel. He's had plenty of arguments in his home during the
week, so Witherspoon has some obvious suspects. He interviews
and investigates the Merry Men, investors of the Mine. But
as Mrs. Jeffries and the Witherspoon staff make their own
inquiries things get even more interesting.
will enjoy the Victorian Christmas atmosphere - I know I did.
The mystery had me scratching my head now and again. I think
Brightwell did an excellent job of hiding the killer. Readers
can expect to work at solving this one.
believe this is number thirty-two in the series. Mrs. Jeffries
is a remarkable lead character. And the various household
staff adds an enclitic mix to each investigation. I hope this
series continues for a while longer.
Other reviews in this series
Mrs. Jeffries Appeals the Verdict, #21 [review]
Mrs. Jeffries Forges Ahead, #28 [review]
Mrs. Jeffries and the Silent Knight, #20 [review]
Mrs. Jeffries and the Mistletoe Mix-Up, #29
Jeffries Defends Her Own, #30
Mrs. Jeffries Turns the Tide #31 [review]
Mrs. Jeffries and the Merry Gentlemen #32 [review]
Mrs. Jeffries and the One Who Got Away #34 [review]
Mrs Jeffries Wins the Prize