Penguin Putnam Michael Provost lived a quiet life, yet this successful owner of a medical supply company was spotted floating facedown off the Chelsea Vestry Wharf. His servants adored him, and he had no greedy relatives or business rivals—who would ever want him dead? Luckily for Inspector Gerald Witherspoon, Mrs. Jeffries and her staff are always ready to dive into an investigation, and their combined efforts soon lead to a connection with an earlier crime. Was Provost himself sleuthing when he was horrifically interrupted? And could the same fate befall Inspector Witherspoon?
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.
Baker & Taylor When Michael Provost, the successful and popular owner of a medical supply company, is found floating in the waters of the Chelsea Vestry Wharf, Inspector Gerald Witherspoon enlists the able assistance of his sleuthing housekeeper, Mrs. Jeffries, to find out who had wanted the man dead and quickly discover that his death may have links to an earlier crime. Original.