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Mrs. Jeffries Rocks the Boat (Mrs Jeffries #14)

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  156 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Meet the inspector and Mrs. Jeffries--in a delightful mystery series set in Victorian England--and featuring the most charming characters ever to crack a case.

Mirabelle Daws travelled all the way from Australia to Sheridan Square to visit her sister - only to die in the middle of a locked garden. All the residents of Sheridan Square have a key to the garden - but no-one s
Published September 1st 1999 by Berkley
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Mirabelle Daws traveled all the way from Australia to Sheridan Square to visit her sister - only to be stabbed to death in the middle of a locked garden. The residents of Sheridan Square all have their own key to the garden, but the more Inspector Witherspoon and Mrs. Jeffries investigate, the more puzzled they become. To top it off, no one seemed to know Mirabelle was planning to arrive, including her own sister. But someone knew she was coming - someone who wanted to make sure her visit was ve ...more
Sep 16, 2008 Cindy rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: cozy lovers
Shelves: 19th-century
Inspector Witherspoon is called in when a woman's body is found in a private garden.

I enjoyed this series a few years ago, but I just don't like it any more. The author is always having Mrs. Jeffries, the main character, sit and think about the case for pages at a time. This gives the slow reader a chance to catch up on the plot. It used to not bother me, but now I am impatient with the 'sit and think' part and I want to get on with the action! It's easy enough to skip the boring parts, and I l
Mrs. Jeffries, Inspector Witherspoon's housekeeper, rounds up the staff to assist her Scotland Yard boss in solving mysteries. Here Mirabelle Daws, sister of a resident of Sheridan Square, is found dead in the middle of a locked garden after arriving from Australia

A decent light mystery dealing with the upstairs and downstairs of Victorian England. Another lesson of how we usually do not accomplish what we do by ourselves!
Mary Byrnes
Waiting for the next book to arrive.
I love these characters and even though I solved the mystery about half way through, it was still a fun read with some very interesting turns. I liked the ease of the writer and the total absence of bad language. I'm hooked on Mrs. Jeffries.
Just more fun from the Witherspoon team! Things are heating up and secrets are coming out and the Inspector is actually getting clever enough to worry Mrs. Jeffries about her usefullness, almost...
Bev Hankins
The Mrs. Jeffries series is a nice, light take on the Victorian era. Nice when you don't want anything too demanding.
an english mystery, very light reading and somewhat muddled.
really enjoyed. lots of great co-operation from the 'family' clean.
Nov 13, 2007 Pam marked it as to-read
Shelves: uk-mystery
11/13/07 rec via pbs.
Fun read.
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