by Mrs. Goodge from Emily Brightwell's Mrs. Jeffries Series
Hello, Mrs Goodge here and I must say that I'm delighted to be able to share a few of my thoughts with you. People are very odd, aren't they. One moment you're absolutely sure the world is getting better and the next, there's another body popping up and the household of Inspector Gerald Witherspoon has got to figure out who dispatched the poor soul to his or her just rewards. Mind you, I'm glad of a chance to help out a bit, catching killers is a sacred duty but there are times when I wish it was a tad easier.
Take our latest case, now who would want to harm that lovely Arlette Banfield? I'll admit that she was a very modern sort of woman who valued her independence and perhaps her past was just the tiniest bit risque, but that's to be expected these days. Like it or not, the world is changing and intelligent people must change with it. As Mrs. Jeffries always says, the only thing that doesn't change is human nature, which, of course, is one of the reasons there are always murders to solve. Now I'm not saying that being a feminist was what got poor Mrs. Banfield murdered, but whatever the reason, we'll suss it out. It's not just Inspector Witherspoon's household that works on these difficult cases, we've got lots of friends that lend a hand. We all do our bit, but truth be told, we rely on Mrs. Jeffries to sort through the bits and pieces and gossip. She has an uncanny ability to look at the clues and see exactly how it all fits together so that the culprit is brought to justice. It's difficult but then again, none of us were promised a bed of roses in this life. It's been lovely chatting with you, but I must leave you now. I see my darling kitty Samson coming down the backstairs and he gets cross when he doesn't get his bowl of cream on time!