Nasty miser Abigail Hodges returns home angry at a warning from medium Esme Popejoy, absent servants and husband Leonard. An intruder shoots her in the head and chest, but few jewels are missing. Forged notes direct police to inheriting Felicity Marsden. But housekeeper Mrs Jeffries recruits staff to help Inspector Witherspoon to the truth.
STICKY FINGERS, HELPING HANDS...
Minerva Kenny is a dear woman, but her tendency to "borrow" things without asking has finally caught up with her. William Barrett has learned Minerva's shameful secret, and he's holding it over her head.
Mrs. Jeffries and the staff have hatched a scheme to save her...but when they try to recover the damning evidence from Barrett, they discover something more shocking: Barrett's corpse. Considering the victim's wicked ways, Minerva is far from the only suspect. And when the inspector's cook is called away suddenly, Mrs. Jeffries finds herself doing double duty: cooking for the household – and trying to cook this killer's goose...
IS THERE A DETECTIVE IN THE HOUSE?
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.
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