4 stars for the mystery and its resolution, but 0 stars for the way the author handled the end of this book.2 days before the wedding and a friend from Australia needing help causes Smythe to jump a ship and leave Sorry just dumb If your going to spend 9 weeks sailing to Australia to help a friend When god knows what could happen in those 9 weeks, you can hold off leaving two days so you can get married Or at least have it be a decision you make as a couple to either marry first and then he leaves, or postpone till he gets back It s two days for goodness sake.Since I don t normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here s the break down of how I rate my books1 star This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.2 stars This book was not very good, and I won t be reading any from the author.3 stars This book was ok, but I won t go out of my way to read , But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I d pick it up.4 stars I really enjoyed this book and will definitely be on the look out to pick up from the series author.5 stars I loved this book It has earned a permanent home in my collection and I ll be picking up the rest of the series and other books from the author ASAP. This book was a fun, easy, enjoyable read It is, however, enjoyable if you don t think about the plot overly much. 22 in the end of the 19th century London based mystery series in which Scotland Yard Inspector Witherspoon s domestic staff headed by Mrs Jefferies, without his knowledge, work to help him solve his murder cases The recurring and well developed helpers are Barnes Witherspoon s detective sergeant , Mrs Goodge cook , Smythe coachman , Betsy maid and later Smythe s wife , Wiggins servant , Phyllis maid and newest addition , Luty wealthy American widow , Hatchet Luty s butler , and Ruth next door neighbor and romantic interest for Witherspoon.It is May and the household staff women are busy helping Betsy plan her wedding with Smythe a month away when Witherspoon is assigned another murder case.Lawrence Boyd, a friendless, grouchy, old miser, banker is found dead at home after a fire which the murderer hoped would disguise the murder Boyd had many enemies and no friends thus many suspects Witherspoon needs to solve the case fast because his rival, Inspector Nigel Nivens, will do anything to discredit him and is working hard at it. Mrs Jeffries and the rest of Inspector Witherspoon s household staff, have their work cut out for them as they try to determine who murdered a man despised by everyone who knew him.It has been a while since I ve read one of these Victorian mysteries, so my detecting skills are rusty I was slow to come up with the correct suspect, but I did pick up on a giant clue.We ve got news on the Betsy and Smythe wedding front, too That news, though, won t leave everyone smiling.Delightful as ever, Mrs Jeffries and company do not disappoint. Easy enjoyable read, as always I like the group of characters Cliff hanger at the end. Quirky characters well plotted murders make this historical series a Must Read Nobody is terribly upset when someone murders banker Lawrence Boyd he had many enemies and no friends The murderer tried to cover up the murder by setting fire to the studio where Boyd was painting, but the police quickly catch on and Inspector Gerald Witherspoon is assigned the case There are a lot of suspects and it will take time to question them all, but Witherspoon needs to solve the case fast because his rival, Inspector Nigel Nivens, will do anything to discredit him Luckily Witherspoon has some help unbeknownst to him his household staff, led by his housekeeper Mrs Jeffries, have helped him solve cases in the past and are eager to work on this one, especially since it will take maid Betsy s mind off her upcoming wedding to coachman Smythe But the staff needs to be very cautious as they investigate this one not only do they not want Witherspoon to catch on to what they are doing, but someone is following footman Wiggins as he investigates and they are afraid that someone even higher up in the police department will realize that Witherspoon is not solving these murder cases alone Mrs Jeffries and The Best Laid Plans is another delightful entry in a cozy mystery series that never disappoints One of the things that make this series so good is the characters and they are at their best in this book You can just picture Mrs Jeffries, Mrs Goodge, Wiggins, Betsy, and Smythe sitting around the table talking to the wonderfully eccentric American Luty and her butler Hatchet who also help solve the cases While Witherspoon remains blissfully unaware that his staff is helping him, he is hardly a buffoon and uncovers several useful clues himself He has a wonderful scene in this book when he confronts Nivens and shows some real backbone Constable Barnes, his partner, is also well written, fully aware that the staff is helping solve the case, he is happy to pass clues their way The mystery is set in Victorian England and author Emily Brightwell does a perfect job in capturing that time period and bits of that era are weaved throughout the book like when Witherspoon is amazed by someone using a typewriter The mystery itself is well written and well plotted with plenty of suspects and red herrings Careful readers will figure out the murderer at the same time that Mrs Jeffries does which is very clever writing on Brightwell s part.Longtime readers of the series may be surprised and a bit disappointed by something that happens at the end of the book Now I can t wait until the next book comes out in October to find out what happens next. Betsy Smythe are in the midst of planning their wedding which is two months away but they the rest of the household are bored It s not that want anyone to be murdered, but t hey sure long to get back to investigating.Lawrence Boys was an unmitigated bugger, he ran a merchant s bank and was a popular amateur painter whose goal in life was to receive as many awards as humanly possible He jilted his fiancee in order to marry her sister who was engaged to someone else , his housekeeper was his cousin whose savings he borrowed for a bad investment , he was mean to h is staff but paid them well.The day of his murder he was alone in his studio finishing a new painting his staff had all been let off for the day to attend a coworker s funeral There was to be a luncheon at his home for a few members of the Bankers Benevolent Society for which he thought he was about to be awarded their highest honor and on the verge of firing his head clerk for embezzlement..Everyone Hated Boyd, but someone hated him enough to cosh him on the head, stretch him out on the studio settee and set fire to the studio Unfortunately, it was damp, the fire didn t catch and the Remington girl he had hired for the day to do his typing saw the smoke went to get the fire brigadeOk, the main clue was there to figure out who done it, but it was a good story and interesting plot. This was a really enjoyable, quick read Inspector Witherspoon is a successfull and respected murder investigator What he doesn t know is that his housekeeper, Mrs Jeffries, and his other household staff help him solve his cases by doing their own investigation and dropping him hints This time, an unpopular banker dies, and Mrs Jeffries and her team must help the inspector find the murderer before it s too late and before his nemesis Nivens can take the case away from him I breezed through this book great for light reading. Popular Ebook, Mrs Jeffries And The Best Laid Plans Author Emily Brightwell This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Mrs Jeffries And The Best Laid Plans, Essay By Emily Brightwell Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You