Emily Brightwell. I enjoyed the cozy mystery and Ms. Brightwell did a good job at the beginning explaining who the characters were, but there were a lot of people to keep track of and I found it difficult keeping up with them all. However, I'll definitely look out for more books by Ms. Brightwell.
From the cover:
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.