There are very few people who has a group of devoted servants like the most fortunate Inspector Witherspoon has. Every member of the household adores their master and will do anything to help him, to include solving murder cases. Of course, he is unaware of their assistance or that his renown as one of the police's leading lights is because of their efforts.
In spite of the servants discreet support, some individuals are well aware of their secret occupation. One person, who has previously benefited form their help, pleads with the group to find her tenant's missing daughter, who was on her way to visit one of her gentry. The housekeeper, Mrs. Jeffries "persuades" the Inspector to have a talk with the residents of that house. When he arrives at the doorstep, he finds one of the guests has choked to death from a candy that turns out to have been laced with arsenic. Witherspoon begins to investigate the murder and the missing person with a little covert help from his cracked team of servants.
MRS. JEFFRIES REVEALS HER ART is another warm addition to the "Mrs. Jeffries" series. The novel is a part police procedural, part cozy, and part amateur sleuth(s). As usual, the book leaves the audience feeling satisfied by knowing that good always triumphs. The servants are all wonderful characters, but it is the Clouseau-like Witherspoon who steals the show as women will want to mother him. Emily Brightwell continues to produce fresh mysteries.