The latest book in this long-running series. Bea Abottt runs a domestic agency that brings workers and employer together. She has accepted Bernice as her ward. This one we find Bea looking forward to a visit from Bernice, only to be dismay when Bernice changes the plan. A former client arrives carrying briefcase contains a fortune of jewelry. She needs help as her employer, Loud Rycroft gave her the briefcase to keep for him and he has disappeared. Bea is drawn into a situation where she becomes involved in the dysfunctional Rycroft family. She will find pride, greed, bullies, and jealousy before she finds the answer which will surprise you as it did me. I highly recommend this book and series.
Disclosure: Many thanks to Severn House for a review copy. The opinions expressed are my own.