Mrs. Jeffries is the central character in a series of cozy historical mystery novels by American novelist Emily Brightwell. Set in Victorian England, housekeeper Mrs. Jeffries and her staff assist Inspector Witherspoon of Scotland Yard in solving mysteries. The series is also known as the Victorian Mysteries series.


Emily Brightwell is the pen name of American author Cheryl Arguile, the author of historical mystery novels. She began her career writing young adult romance novels before adopting her pen name and starting what became her best known work, the Mrs. Jeffries mystery series. She currently resides in Orange County, California.