Sunday, August 19, 2012
Mrs. Jeffries Stands Corrected: Review
And what are they investigating? Well....Haydon Dapeers is the much disliked owner of several pubs in London and the book begins with the grand opening of his newest establishment. It's also his birthday, so it's quite an event--with all sorts of people milling about. All sorts of people who had a reason to wish Dapeers dead. And before the evening is over, he is--knocked on the head and then fatally stabbed in the back. While Mrs. Jeffries and the other servants are investigating the possibility of murdering ministers, brutal barmaids, wicked wives, or lethal lawyers (who happen to be up to their eyes in gambling debt), Inspector Witherspoon is following his inner voice on a path of his own. Witherspoon's servants are worried that his inner voice (which is not his housekeeper's this time) will lead him back to the records room where he was a clerk before he brilliantly solved his first murder. They become especially alarmed when he announces that he has a plan to catch the villain. Will they discover the murderer in time--or has the inspector really solved this one on his own?