It seems that Thank You, Jeeves was P. G. Wodehouse’s first novel starring Jeeves and Wooster. It’s also the first J&W novel I’ve read. Of course I’m going to recommend it to you. However, in it Bertie takes up the banjo, which leads to Jeeves’s giving notice; Bertie is hard-headed enough to carry through with his banjo-playing plans, so Jeeves leaves him. That’s a nice problem for the plot, but it does remove Jeeves from a good bit of the middle of the story. I’m happy to report that he returns near the end (which he must, since he is the Deliverer from all peril) and the dialog and similes in the closing chapters are among the best. Classic Wodehouse. Where else can you find such wacky and clever lines as this:
… while I have only seen her in the distance, I can testify that she is exactly the sort of girl any red-blooded constable would come leaping into the raspberry bushes to meet….