Housewife and sleuth Jane Jeffry makes her seventh outing in this breezy mystery of Agatha Award-winning author Churchill (A Quiche Before Dying). When loathed attorney Robert Stonecipher is felled by a rack of hams at the opening of a neighborhood deli where Jane's son works, she and her friend, Shelley, begin snooping. With reluctant help from her boyfriend, homicide detective Mel VanDyne, Jane uncovers plenty of skeletons in closets, all the while trying to find time to restock her own pantry, chaperone the school's grand night party and make peace with her teenage daughter. Complicated by plenty of twists and seasoned with wit, the investigation of Stonecipher's death should build reader appeal for Churchill's first hardcover, War and Peas, scheduled for release in November.
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Jill Churchill is an excellent writer and both of her mystery series are well worth the read. Fun ... enjoyable.Published on February 22, 2013 by Susan Welter
Arrogant, presumptuous, pretentious and infuriating are just a few adjectives that come to mind while trying to describe lawyer Robert Stonecipher. Read morePublished on July 25, 2010 by Red Rock Bookworm
Silence of the Hams is one of the very best Jane Jeffry mysteries. It has tons of stuff going on with Mike's graduation, multiple deaths and the resiting investigation. Read morePublished on April 16, 2010 by Jennifer Sicurella
If you're looking for a comfort read that will hold your interest and won't make you think too much, you can't do better than a Jane Jeffry. Read morePublished on September 28, 2009 by Jody
Jill Churchill's mysteries are great. Jane Jeffry is the friend we all want to have.Published on July 1, 2008 by Sydney Olausen