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Publication Order of Mrs. Jeffries Books

The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries Dusts for Clues (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ghost and Mrs. Jeffries (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries Takes Stock (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries on the Ball (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries on the Trail (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries Plays the Cook (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries and the Missing Alibi (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries Stands Corrected (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries Takes the Stage (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries Questions the Answer (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries Reveals Her Art (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries Takes the Cake (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries Rocks the Boat (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries Weeds the Plot (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries Pinches the Post (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries Pleads Her Case (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries Sweeps the Chimney (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries Stalks the Hunter (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries and the Silent Knight (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries Appeals the Verdict (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries and the Best Laid Plans (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries and the Feast of St. Stephen (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries Holds the Trump (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries in the Nick of Time (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries and the Yuletide Weddings (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries Speaks Her Mind (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries Forges Ahead (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries & the Mistletoe Mix-Up (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries Defends Her Own (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries Turns the Tide (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries and the Merry Gentlemen (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries and the One Who Got Away (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries Wins the Prize (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries Rights a Wrong (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries and the Three Wise Women (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries Delivers the Goods (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries and the Alms of the Angel (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries Demands Justice (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries and the Midwinter Murders (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jeffries Aims to Win (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dear Diary Books

Publication Order of Life at Sixteen Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Kindred Spirits (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lifeline (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Liberation of Layla (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon

Born on 10th, November, in the year 1948 in Richwood West Virginia, in the United states of America as Cheryl Lanham, Cheryl together with her parents and her two sisters Nanette and Linda relocated to Los Angele’s in Southern California in 1959, to which she grew up in Pasadena. After graduating in Pasadena high school, Cheryl advanced to California State University Fullerton to offer a degree in American Studies. However, in accomplishing her degree program, Cheryl decided to work her way around the world and went to England, but as fate would have it she did not go far, because it is in England in the year 1975, around January, that she met an Englishman by the name Richard James Arguile, who eventually become her husband. They then married around May in the year 1976 and returned back to her homeland country, and in the State of California in September 1977. Currently, they have two children Amanda and Mathew. However, it is while working in an International shipping company that Cheryl opted to chase her dream to become a writer. A career she had longed to pursue ever since and of course one that she describes as the best job ever.

So while living at Long Beach California, and despite being preoccupied with a full time job and the task of having to take care of two children, she began writing. She actually started by writing romances, an exercise that even saw her become a member of the Romance writers of America. Within no time Cheryl became a renowned and an accomplished American writer under the name Cheryl Lanham or simply under pseudonyms Sarah Temple and as Emily Brightwell that she used in a number of her writings. Actually, she has since written a number or romance novels as Sarah Temple, together with some young Adult novels under the name Cheryl Lanham, not to mention writing a number of series and books using the name Emily Brightwell, the author of the Mrs Jeffries mysteries.

Well, Emily Brightwell began writing Mrs Jeffries Series in the year 1993, where she featured Mrs Jeffries and the Inspector. Since then she has written about 33 more mysteries for the Victorian murder mystery series in the subsequent 21 years. This Victorian Murder Mystery series has gained so much popularity in the recent years even as each new mystery gets to be published, while the earlier tittles becomes issued as three book anthologies. Plus, it is actually her proposal that sold to silhouette, and which was published to special edition under her pen name, Sarah Temple. Emily went on to write two more special editions for Silhouete and of course the renowned Victorian mystery series for prime Crime.

Currently, Emily has so many best sellers and a number of book titles to her name having written so many short stories, series and novels. Clearly, she is now an accomplished and a renowned writer that can never be written off the writers lists. Some of her great single novels that were written as Sarah Temple comprised of the kindred Spirit, the Lifeline as well as the Liberation of Layla with Mrs. Jeffries series that ranges from the Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries, to Mrs. Jeffries weed the Plot as well as Mrs.Jeffries pinches the post, all of which were written as Emily Brightwell while others were written under the name Cheryl Lanham like the life at Sixteen series, the dear diary series and a number of of Anthology books. However, much as Emily Brightwell has written so many interesting books, so far none of her books seems to have been adopted in formats such as a movie or in a TV show.

In writing as Emily Brightwell, Cheryl wrote a number of books under Mrs Jeffries series with the main characters being the inspector Witherspoon and his house help together with Mrs Jeffries. The first book on this series was the Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries. In this story, Mrs Jeffries, a policeman’s widow keeps the house for the inspector Witherspoon that keeps him so much on his toes. In fact, everyone is astonished by the Inspector’s Victorian era Scotland yard level of success. Interestingly, even the inspector himself seems not to be aware of this his secret weapon , since she is not only lady like but she is also clever. Such that, no matter how dirty the act or messy the murder is, Mrs. Jeffries has some very polished detection skills which are indeed equal to the task, and that surely proves that indeed behind every successful man there exist a woman and so a crime solver work is never done.

Well, Mr.Jeffries leads the dim witted Witherspoon to quite an obvious solution to poisoning of the thoroughly despicable Dr. Barthlomew Slocum. While Inspector displays his Victorian class prejudice, although devoid of evidence or any motive, Witherspoon decides that the murder is slocum’s cook , who apparently for some unknown reasons had left the employ of duke of Bedford to instead work for the doctor. It is now up to Mrs Jeffries to unearth the real identity of the killer.

Another series is the Dear Diary series written as Cheryl Lanham, known as Good intentions. In this book Chloe Marlowe wakes up from a coma and so she is very happy and grateful to be alive and thus vows to try and mend her ways.Apparently she had never been in any way a nice person. She had used her best friend, subotaged even her fathers marriage to a lady known as Lucinda and to add on terrorized Lucinda’s son . However, she wakes up and realizes that she has been offered a second chance to try and make things that she did wrong wright once again. However, not everybody would let her come close or to say the least trust her. Chloe Marlowe is therefore in a dilemma on the means that she can use and how she can truly prove that she has honestly changed for the better and is thus willing to reconcile and leave a better and a more positive life.

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6 Responses to “Emily Brightwell”

  1. KATIE BABE: 3 months ago


  2. Toni McCabe: 6 months ago

    I love listening to your books while I am sewing. I am finishing your last book in the Mrs. Jeffries Aims to Win. I hope there will be more to come❤️ Thank you for these. You have a wonderful talent.
    I have you book list on my phone so I will be listening to the others if I can get them. But I got to know each of these people in your book and it’s been a wonderful adventure.

  3. Jan Brown: 7 months ago

    Thank you Emily for fascinating Victorian mysteries with Mrs. Jeffries and Inspector Witherspoon and all his staff helping solve the murders! I’ve enjoyed every one, that I found at the library and hope to soon somehow purchase the whole series. Especially nice to know you are still writing as a few of my other favorites have passed on.

  4. Margaret Dean: 1 year ago

    Please, please don’t tell me that Midwinter Murders is the last in the series!! So many people are waiting for the next one. You can’t just end it there – we want to know how everyone is doing.

  5. Emilie A Mason: 1 year ago

    I lived in England for several years due to husband’s job I love all of your books, it makes me feel like I’m there knowing all the locations. I just love your books. Please keep writing them!

  6. Lorraine Peebles: 2 years ago

    I have read all the Mrs.Jeffries books and loved them all. I just finished the Midwinter Murders and I thought it ended like there would be more. Am I just wishing or will there be more please please


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