Mrs. Jeffries Wins the Prize
Book 34, A Victorian Mystery - A Victorian Mystery
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Mrs. Jeffries is back in the New York Times bestselling Victorian series, perfect for fans of Downton Abbey.
NIPPED IN THE BUD
The ladies of the Mayfair Orchid and Exotic Plant Society are known for a bit of friendly rivalry, but the backstabbing has never been literal—until now. When Hiram Filmore, an orchid hunter and supplier, is found dead in Mrs. Helena Rayburn’s conservatory, Inspector Witherspoon is called in to weed out a murderer.
When it comes out that Mrs. Rayburn and her flowery friends knew each other from long ago, Mrs. Jeffries begins to suspect that there’s more to unearth about this case than meets the eye. Now she, along with the rest of Inspector Witherspoon’s household and friends, will have to dig up the past to figure out which gardening gentlewoman had a grudge worth killing for...
A Mrs. Jeffries Mystery
She keeps house for Inspector Witherspoon . . . and keeps him on his toes. Everyone’s awed by his Scotland Yard successes—but 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 woman—and that a crimesolver’s work is never done.
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From the Paperback edition.
34th book in series!
Mrs. Jeffries Wins the Prize is thirty-fourth book in A Victorian Mystery series. The ladies of The Mayfair Orchid and Exotic Plant Society are getting their plants ready for the annual competition. They are meeting at Helena Rayburn’s when they hear a scream. They all go running into the conservatory to find a dead body. Hiram Filmore, who supplies the plants for the ladies (the exotic and unusual), has a pair of shears in his chest. What was he doing in Mrs. Rayburn’s conservatory? Inspector Gerald Witherspoon is assigned the case (which thrills his housekeeper, Mrs. Jeffries). It looks like someone is setting up Mrs. Rayburn (who is not the nicest person) when all the evidence points to her. Mrs. Jeffries, Smythe, Betsy, Wiggins, and the gang are on the case. They work behind the scenes gathering clues to help Inspector Witherspoon solve the case.
Mrs. Jeffries Wins the Prize was not my type of book (I just found it lacking). I am afraid that I did not enjoy it. There was just too much going on in this book and the mystery was child's play to solve (It was so obvious). The author did provide great clues that the reader can follow (which I liked). However, there are too many characters, and I could not understand some of their accents (which is where I started skimming). I give Mrs. Jeffries Wins the Prize 3 out of 5 stars.
I received a complimentary copy of Mrs. Jeffries Wins the Prize from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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- Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
- Published: Mar 01, 2016
- Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
- Print Length: 304 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 34, A Victorian Mystery