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Mrs. Jeffries Rights a Wrong
Victorian Mystery #35
Emily Brightwell

May 2, 2017/ ISBN 978-0-399-58420-6
Mystery / Cozy / Historical

Reviewed by Laura Hinds  


Confidence trickster Thomas Mundy is staying at the Wrexley Hotel in London when he is murdered with his own walking stick. Inspector Witherspoon is assigned the case, and his household staff is once again prepared to work behind the scenes to help him solve the crime.

Mrs. Jeffries runs the Witherspoon house and is very clever at putting clues together to figure out who the killer is as she has done so many times before. It’s truly a group effort, with each member of the staff having their own assignment. They meet in the kitchen each afternoon to report in on what they’ve learned and try to make sense of it all.

Inspector Witherspoon is all too human and it is doubtful that he’d ever solve a case on his own. That being said, I hope we never have to find out because his staff and their friends are utterly charming.

Author Emily Brightwell, a master of the Victorian mystery and now thirty-five books into the series, she hasn’t lost any of her mojo. I love that the sleuths are able to solve crimes using their wits and their people skills and without the use of modern-day conveniences. The pace of life in those days has always appealed to me and this book does not disappoint.

You don’t need to have read any of the prior books in the series, but I have a feeling that once you read “Mrs. Jeffries Rights a Wrong” you’ll rush out to get your copies of the first thirty- four books! Imagine thirty-five books and still going strong!

Reviews of other titles 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   [review]
Mrs Jeffries Defends Her Own, #30   [review
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 #35 [review
Mrs. Jeffries Rights a Wrong #36 [review


Reviewed 2017