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Silence of the Hams (Jane Jeffry Mysteries, No. 7) Mass Market Paperback – Print, July 1, 1996

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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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"Jane Jeffry is irresistible!"
-- Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine ) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Avon Books (July 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0380777169
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380777167
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.7 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #839,311 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Jill Churchill has won the Agatha and Macavity Mystery Readers Awards and was nominated for an Anthony Award for her bestselling Jane Jeffry series. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed Grace and Favor mysteries and lives in the Midwest.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 19, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Jill Churchill never disappoints. Silence of the Hams continues the enjoyable Jane Jeffries series with Jane and Shelly investigating yet another murder in the wilds of suburbia. If you are looking for enduring literature, look elsewhere. If you are looking for a fun read, this is the right place.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By barb@wsu.edu on October 20, 1997
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Jane Jeffry, much beloved single mom and solver murder cases, takes time off from domestic chores and car pool duties, to probe yet another puzzling murder case. A much disliked neighborhood political figure is found dead under a pile of hams in the storeroom of a newly opened restaurant. And found by none other than our beloved Jane Jeffry! Clever yet endearingly klutzy, pretty yet never chic, Jane is never boring. Churchill has another winner here!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mary E. Sibley VINE VOICE on December 15, 2003
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Hams are relevant to delis and lawyers. A lawyer appears under a rack of hams. Robert Stonecipher has made a nuisance of himself in the community trying to shut down people's businesses. Two mothers, Shelley and Jane, are bored with Cub Scouts and school awards assemblies and decide to team up to thwart Robert Stonecipher. Everyone shows up for the opening of a new deli and, as previously mentioned, Stonecipher is discovered under a rack of hams.
Under the circumstances nearly everyone in the community is a suspect until it is learned that Stonecipher died of natural causes. Next his secretary departs life and her death renews the efforts of the police officer, Mel, Jane's friend, to trace the possiblity that some people were being blackmailed by the pair. The solution to the mystery is of the psychological kind and is well done. The women, Jane and Shelley, along with Jane's son Mike, and Mel are delightfully rendered by the author.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 10, 1996
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Jill Churchill's newest novel, starring the wonderful Jane Jeffry,
is a wonderful way to take your mind off the humdrum and mundane
happenings of everyday life.
In this installment in the series, Jane and her best friend
Shelley, solve the murder of a more-than-normally hated attorney
at the opening of the town's newest business.
A wonderful whodunnit, the mystery tends to take a backseat to the
happenings of two friends who thoroughly enjoy each other's company.
The happenings in Jane's and Shelley's life, and those around them,
make for some outstanding reading and a lot of laughs. This book
is well written, easy to fly through and a perfect addition to
any collection. Mike Morris
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 14, 1997
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As always, a delightfully, funny and entertaining book that will make you want to make a cup of hot tea, curl up with soft music and read from beginning to end in one sitting
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrea VINE VOICE on November 20, 2011
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Before I start on this particular book, I will say that I love this entire mystery series. Jane, the main character, and her best friend and next-door neighbor, Shelley are the most fun characters ever. I love their light-hearted, fun, relaxed, and comfortable friendship. There is no competition or jealousies. Everything is perfect and peaceful. Jane, a widow, lives with her three children. Her house is the most cozy, loving house. Her children are good and stable. She's doing an excellent job raising them. Jane is a good example to follow. And this series is a very cozy series. It is fun and comfortable to read. My idea of coziness and comfort would be a thick pair of soft socks, thick fluffy pillows, and these books. If you are a cozy fan and haven't tried these books yet, I would recommend it. Even though I read a few out of order, it is always best, but not necessarily important, to read them in order.

A new deli is opening in town. Jane's son Mike gets a job as a delivery person. Everyone comes to the deli when it first opens. The food is really good. This is a murder mystery, so you know what happens . . .

Jane and Shelley want to know the truth. Of course, Jane's boyfriend the policeman doesn't want them to be interfering . . .

There are so many pieces to this puzzle. So many facts and possibilities. So many potential leads . . . If you want a good challenging mystery to help Jane and Shelley try to figure out . . .

While Jane and Shelley are figuring all this out, we go on adventures. There is graduation night party. There is interacting with Jane's kids. There is Jane and Shelley's friendship (which is the main event in these books). There is Jane and Shelley trying to figuring out the mystery. There is the new deli.
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Jane Jeffry is one of my favorite mystery series characters; I return to her "world" when I need a reading treat I know I can count on. As many reviewers have noted about this series, the novels feel like visiting a couple friends in their homes. Opening a Jane & Shelley book and beginning to read is as easy and welcoming as opening a kitchen door from a neighbor's back porch and walking right in without needing to knock. You know these two friends will always have at least one shenanigan in contemplation or neighborhood issue to bat around over coffee and snacks or lunch, dinner, whatever.

In SILENCE OF THE HAMS, neighborhood political economics are brewing from the base of a few haughty residents attempting to control the direction of life-and-livelihood of everyone in the area, and the plot pacing is especially natural and seamless as Jane and Shelley's involvement (along with the reader's) in the brew percolates and is intensified by a quickly dispatched murder of the most appropriate character to kill.

As usual, I enjoyed the easy way Jane relates with her kids, friends, and significant other. Loved the entertaining sensitivity in which Jane & Shelley went about getting a new black pickup truck for Jane's son, Mike, and the way he responded to the gift.

The plot in this one has a few unexpected twists midstream, reversing direction, in a sense, then beginning again at an unexpected point. With Jill's seamless scene maneuvering, the twists and abrupt new deals flow like, "Oh. Didn't expect that. Interesting."

There's more deductive-reasoning-detecting dancing through this plot than previous ones; a lot of brain wracking for Jane, Shelley, & Mel stretches through easy-going, daily routine machinations.
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