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

3.91  ·  Rating Details ·  246 Ratings  ·  15 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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Barb Martin
Jun 02, 2016 Barb Martin rated it liked it
I did it! I solved the case before Mrs. Jeffries and the gang. A woman is stabbed to death in a locked, private garden. Who is she? Who killed her? Hah! I know. Lots of gossip and chatter clutter the path to solving this crime.
Sep 16, 2008 Cindy rated it really liked it
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
Apr 23, 2015 Lbaker rated it liked it
You can rely on this series of books to entertain you for a few hours.
Susan Kosel
Apr 27, 2015 Susan Kosel rated it liked it
Delightful, old fashioned mystery.
Oct 05, 2009 Jan rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, series, victorian
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
Oct 18, 2014 Mary Byrnes rated it really liked it
Waiting for the next book to arrive.
Apr 08, 2012 Cindy rated it liked it
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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.
Nov 13, 2013 Lauren rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult-mystery, series
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...
Jun 29, 2015 Pat rated it really liked it

i enjoyed this one more than some others. Felt the puzzlement and hand wringing kept to a minimum. Certainly a twist at the end. One to the next one.
Apr 01, 2016 Serena rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
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* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again.
The Mrs. Jeffries series is a nice, light take on the Victorian era. Nice when you don't want anything too demanding.
Aug 26, 2014 Margaret rated it it was ok
an english mystery, very light reading and somewhat muddled.
Apr 15, 2012 Erin72 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
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.
Dec 05, 2011 Rosamond rated it really liked it
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Fun read.
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Cheryl Lanham was born on 11 October 1948 in the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia, USA. Her family moved to Southern California in 1959 and she grew up in Pasadena. After graduating from California State University, she decided to work her way around the world and took off for England. She didn’t get much further because she met Richard James Arguile, the Englishman who became her husband, g ...more
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