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Brightwell, Emily

Works: 112 works in 632 publications in 1 language and 23,184 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  History  Christmas fiction  Suspense fiction  Christmas stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6052.R4446, 813.54
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Publications about Emily Brightwell
Publications by Emily Brightwell
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Most widely held works by Emily Brightwell
Mrs. Jeffries and the feast of St. Stephen by Emily Brightwell( Book )
21 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 1,088 libraries worldwide
The case is an unexpected bother for Inspector Witherspoon's household, already abuzz with plans for the holidays, but Scotland Yard wants this crime solved before Christmas. Now the busy sleuths must rally in support of their Inspector -- especially since the clues are harder to find than a silver sixpence in a plum pudding
Mrs. Jeffries and the silent knight by Emily Brightwell( Book )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and held by 875 libraries worldwide
Aided by his sleuthing housekeeper, Mrs. Jeffries, Inspector Witherspoon is called in by the Home Secretary to uncover the truth about the bludgeoning murder of Sir George Braxton, an investigation complicated by the victim's three daughters
Mrs. Jeffries and the Merry Gentlemen by Emily Brightwell( Book )
8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 833 libraries worldwide
"Orlando Edison is a stockbroker using London's infatuation with foreign mining ventures to make a fortune. He has curried favor with the nation's most respected aristocrats, even inviting three of the most influential investors in England--known as the Merry Gentlemen--to be part of his latest enterprise. Despite his mysterious past, Edison is now welcomed in the highest circles and moves with ease among the rich and powerful. Yet a few days before Christmas, he is found sprawled across his doorstep, murdered. Charismatic and charming, Edison was kind to his servants and generous with his friends. Why would someone want him dead? Inspector Witherspoon and his household are all looking forward to the festive season. Witherspoon is eager to spend time with his godchild. Wiggins, the footman, is infatuated with football and would rather cheer goals than chase down clues. And Mrs. Goodge longs to bake recipes from the latest cookbooks. But they all know their duty, and led by the intrepid Mrs. Jeffries, they plan to see justice served for the holidays..."--
Mrs. Jeffries and the yuletide weddings by Emily Brightwell( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 808 libraries worldwide
Just as Inspector Witherspoon's staff prepares for the long-awaited wedding of Betsy and Smythe, a Yuletide murder falls in the Inspector's lap. A middle-aged spinster has been killed and Mrs. Jeffries' household will have to put aside its holiday spirit until the case is solved
Mrs. Jeffries in the nick of time by Emily Brightwell( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 790 libraries worldwide
Train enthusiast Francis Humphreys took his last breath while relatives and neighbors visited downstairs. But if everyone was downstairs, who could have stolen into Uncle Francis's study, killed him, and escaped? Mrs. Jeffries will have to lend her downstairs common sense to this upstairs murder mystery
Mrs. Jeffries holds the trump by Emily Brightwell( Book )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 760 libraries worldwide
Housekeeper Mrs. Jeffries and her employer, Inspector Gerald Witherspoon, investigate the drowning of the owner of a medical supply company, a man without greedy relatives or business rivals but a flair for amateur sleuthing that may have caused his murder
Mrs. Jeffries forges ahead by Emily Brightwell( Book )
20 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 759 libraries worldwide
Arlette Montrose Banfield angered many marriageable women when she snagged the handsome Lewis Banfield--but were they angry enough to poison her? Mrs. Jeffries doesn't mind getting her hands dirty to uncover the greed behind her murder
Mrs. Jeffries and the mistletoe mix-up by Emily Brightwell( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 738 libraries worldwide
Under a bundle of mistletoe, art collector Daniel McCourt lies with his throat slit, a bloody sword next to his body. Inspector Witherspoon is determined to solve the case-preferably before the eggnog is ladled out on Christmas Eve-but of course he will require assistance from the always sharp-witted housekeeper, Mrs. Jeffries, who has a few of her own theories on why McCourt had to die by the sword
Mrs. Jeffries defends her own by Emily Brightwell( Book )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 709 libraries worldwide
To avoid a terrible miscarriage of justice, Mrs. Jeffries must help someone she'd hoped never to see again solve the murder of the Sutcliffe Manufacturing general office manager, a man many hated
Mrs. Jeffries stalks the hunter by Emily Brightwell( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and held by 684 libraries worldwide
Sir Edmund Leggett is flattered to be stalked by a young lady--who makes herself scarce after he's murdered in cold blood. The police hold the young woman to blame. But Inspector Witherspoon has other ideas and consults his housekeeper, Mrs. Jeffries--who always gets to the heart of the matter
Mrs. Jeffries speaks her mind by Emily Brightwell( Book )
11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 676 libraries worldwide
The eccentric Olive Kettering swore someone was trying to harm her. Too bad no one listened, though plenty wanted her dead. When Olive is shot and killed, Mrs. Jeffries has no problem speaking her mind to see justice served
Mrs. Jeffries sweeps the chimney by Emily Brightwell( Book )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 674 libraries worldwide
Inspector Witherspoon is perplexed. No one seems to know the identity of the dead man dressed like a vicar and propped up against the ouside wall of St. Paul's Church. A paper clutched in the corpse's hand reveals the address of a dilapidated and seemingly abandoned cottage--abandoned if you don't count the human skeleton stuffed in the chimney. To link these two biazrre incdients will take all of the resources at Witherspoon's command--and a little help from the efficient Mrs. Jeffries
Mrs. Jeffries turns the tide by Emily Brightwell( Book )
14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 657 libraries worldwide
When a beautiful newcomer is found dead in the communal gardens, Inspector Witherspoon narrows down his list of suspects to Lucius Montague, who was seen threatening the woman, but Mrs. Jeffries has her doubts and sets out to find the real killer
Mrs. Jeffries and the one who got away by Emily Brightwell( Book )
15 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 646 libraries worldwide
"Old sins cast long shadows. Normally dead bodies in a graveyard are buried--but not this one. When a woman is found strangled in a North London cemetery with an old newspaper clipping clutched in her hand, Inspector Witherspoon is surprised to find that he and the victim have crossed paths before. Mrs. Robinson was a respectable widow who ran a quiet Islington lodging house. None of her lodgers have any apparent motive to murder their landlady. But nagging suspicions are lodging in the Inspector's mind--only he knows that "Alice Robinson" is not her real name. Now he'll need the help of Mrs. Jeffries to revisit an old case that has haunted him for years and to get the real story"--Page 4 of cover
Mrs. Jeffries and the best laid plans by Emily Brightwell( Book )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 643 libraries worldwide
Inspector Witherspoon's housekeeper, Mrs. Jeffries, must once again employ her keen skills of detection when Lawrence Boyd, a banker with numerous enemies, is found dead in his burnt-out studio and all signs point to murder
Mrs. Jeffries and the three wise women by Emily Brightwell( Book )
8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 635 libraries worldwide
"As the holidays approach, all is merry and bright for Inspector Witherspoon, Mrs. Jeffries, and the staff at Upper Edmonton Gardens...but murder knows no season. MURDER UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR Christopher Gilhaney isn't a popular man, and he proves why once again when he insults every guest at Abigail Chase's Guy Fawkes Night dinner party. When Gilhaney is shot dead under the cover of the night's fireworks, his murder is deemed a robbery gone wrong. But when the case hasn't been solved six weeks later, Inspector Witherspoon is called upon to find the killer--and quickly! With Christmas almost here, Inspector Witherspoon and everyone in his household is upset at the possibility of having to cancel their holiday plans--all to solve a case that seems impossible. Only Luty Belle, Ruth, and Mrs. Goodge refuse to give up and let the crime become a cold case. In fact, the American heiress, the charming next-door neighbor, and the formidable cook use all of their persuasive powers to get the others on board, because these three wise women know justice doesn't take time off for Christmas"--
Mrs. Jeffries appeals the verdict by Emily Brightwell( Book )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and held by 610 libraries worldwide
An innocent man will hang unless Mrs. Jeffries and her belowstairs cohorts can find the real killer
Mrs. Jeffries wins the prize by Emily Brightwell( Book )
9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 559 libraries worldwide
he ladies of the Mayfair Orchid and Exotic Plant Society are known for a bit of friendly rivalry, but the backstabbing has never been literal--until now. When Hiram Filmore, an orchid hunter and supplier, is found dead in Mrs. Helena Rayburn's conservatory, Inspector Witherspoon is called in to weed out a murderer. When it comes out that Mrs. Rayburn and her flowery friend knew each other from long ago, Mrs. Jeffries begins to suspect that there's more to unearth about this case. Now she, along with the rest of Inspector Witherspoon's household and friends, will have to dig up the past to figure out which gardening gentlewoman had a grudge worth killing for
Mrs. Jeffries rights a wrong by Emily Brightwell( Book )
7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 532 libraries worldwide
"Mrs. Jeffries is back in the New York Times bestselling Victorian Mytery series, perfect for fans of Downton Abbey. Thomas Mundy checks in to London's Wrexley Hotel, but he never checks out. The maid finds him on the floor of his room, bludgeoned to death by his own walking stick. Inspector Witherspoon is soon on the case and learns Mundy had a reputation for being polite, charming, and diligent--an unlikely victim for such a violent crime. But Mrs. Jeffries and the household staff uncover that Mundy was less an amiable businessman and more a duplicitous con man with enemies on both sides of the Atlantic. Now Witherspoon and his staff must determine who on their lengthy list of suspects had the motive to put Mundy in the red. A Mrs. Jeffries Mystery 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' polished detection skills are up to the task. proving that behind every great man there's a woman--and that a crimesolver's work is never done"--
The inspector and Mrs. Jeffries by Emily Brightwell( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 494 libraries worldwide
While Inspector Witherspoon receives accolades for his Scotland Yard successes, his housekeeper, Mrs. Jeffries, does the lion's share of the detective work
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