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Mrs. Jeffries Plays the Cook (Mrs Jeffries #7)

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Minerva Kenny is a dear woman, but her tendency to "borrow" things without asking has finally caught up with her. William Barrett has learned Minerva's shameful secret, and he's holding it over her head. Mrs. Jeffries and the staff have hatched a scheme to save her...but when they try to recover the damning evidence from Barrett, they discover something more shocking: Barr ...more
Published November 1st 1995 by Berkley
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Jan 27, 2014 Betty rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Victorian, cooking, mystery
Doing a favor for Lady Cannonberry, Smythe encounters a murder victim. Now the staff must let Inspector Witherspoon know about the murder without involving them. The victim is dislike by every one he knows. Mrs Goodge is not there to cook the meals. Everyone. tries to cook; all manage to mess up the meal. While the inspector keeps looking for a good meal, he is understanding. Mrs Jeffries is always a light and relaxing read.
Addison Public Library
A kleptomaniac’s friend appeals to Mrs. Jeffries for help when she fears her friend is being blackmailed. Before Mrs. Jeffries can help, the possible blackmailer is found dead. When Inspector is Witherspoon is assigned to the case, he soon finds himself adrift in a sea of suspects, all who wanted the man dead. Mrs. Jeffries finds her own investigations hampered when the staff is forced to take over the cooking when the regular cook is called away on a family emergency, which makes for some inter ...more
Mrs Goodge – the cook in Scotland Yard detective Inspector Witherspoon’s household has been called away to one of her relatives who is ill. Mrs Jeffries is a hopeless cook – she would be the first to admit – though she is very good at solving mysteries with the help of the rest of the domestic staff. The Inspector has a murder to solve but it looks like he will have to do it accompanied by permanent indigestion unless Mrs Goodge returns to the household.

This is an interesting mystery with plenty
Dharia Scarab

Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...

1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.

2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.

3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up.

4 sta
Leska Foster
Easy fun read.
I had to read this out of order as I bought it and sold it before reading the others in front of it. This was about the cook being called away to care for a sick aunt and the other staff are called on to cook the meals. No one but Smythe could cook properly.
In this Mrs. Jeffries novel, the cook in her Victorian household, Mrs. Goodge, has to leave to visit a sick relative. So, Mrs. Jeffries must be the cook, and the housekeeper and help the Inspector solve a murder. It's a wonder she has time for it all!
Fun read!
I like the Mrs. Jeffries books. Maybe they are a little far fetched but I still enjoy the mystery and the setting.
Awful. Didn't like it one bit.
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