Rarely had Mrs Jeffries encountered a murderer as brazen as the killer of Peter Hornsley, who even left behind his name . . . which was Inspector Witherspoon! Mrs Jeffries knew that her mild-mannered employer couldn't possibly be the real culprit, but would she be able to solve the mystery and convince Scotland Yard of the truth in time.
This charming series of Victorian murder mysteries features mild-mannered Inspector Witherspoon of Scotland Yard and, more importantly, Mrs Jeffries, his housekeeper. A policeman's widow herself, her quick wits allow her to nudge the Inspector in the right direction to solve the crime.
Having married an Englishman in 1976, Cheryl Arguile lived near London for a while before moving back to California, where she had been brought up. She then decided to embark on a writing career first as a romantic novelist (Sarah Temple) and later writing for young adults (Cheryl Lanham) but is best known as Emily Brightwell for the Mrs Jeffries series.