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Publisher's Summary

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's polished detection skills are up to the task...proving that behind every great man there's a woman - and that a crime-solver's work is never done.
©1993 The Berkley Publishing Group (P)2013 Tantor
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By Chalis on 05-17-14

Didn't Work For Me

This book has an unlikely premise - an inept Scotland Yard inspector receives assistance in solving crimes from his housekeeper. He's so inept he doesn't even realize she is helping him.

I don't want "realism" from cozy mysteries. What I look for are interesting characters (quirkiness helps), at least moderately complex plots and a good narrator. A little humor adds to my enjoyment.

The narrator of this book is fine. However, the characters seemed bland to me. The inspector was so clueless he annoyed me. There wasn't enough humor to overcome these problems.

I listened to about 70% of the book and gave up. I just didn't care how it ended.

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful


By Amanda R on 05-01-15

Fun cozy mystery!

I've read several Mrs. Jeffries stories and enjoyed them all. It was fun to catch the first in the series. Having some more background on all the characters gives the following stories more depth. I'll be reading another soon!

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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