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Jill Churchill (born Janice Young Brooks) on January 11, 1943 in Kansas City, Missouri. She earned a degree in education from the University of Kansas in 1965 before teaching elementary school. Between 1978 and 1992, she was book reviewer for the Kansas City Star. She published several historical novels under her real name before introducing a new series in 1989. This mystery series follows Jane Jeffry, a widow with three children in Chicago. With her neighbor and best friend, she gets involved in murder cases. The novel titles are puns on literary works and reflect Jeffry's cozy domestic life which she leads between crime-solving episodes. Churchill is the winner of the Agatha and Macavity Awards for her first Jane Jeffrey novel and was featured in Great Women Mystery Writers in 2007. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Grime and Punishment 397 copies, 9 reviews
A Farewell to Yarns 330 copies, 4 reviews
Anything Goes 320 copies, 12 reviews
A Quiche Before Dying 298 copies, 4 reviews
Bell, Book, and Scandal 295 copies, 9 reviews
The House of Seven Mabels 294 copies, 4 reviews
Mulch Ado About Nothing 276 copies, 2 reviews
Fear of Frying 274 copies, 4 reviews
The Merchant of Menace 273 copies, 2 reviews
A Knife to Remember 272 copies, 2 reviews
War and Peas 272 copies, 7 reviews
Silence of the Hams 268 copies, 3 reviews
The Class Menagerie 267 copies, 1 review
A Midsummer Night's Scream 267 copies, 5 reviews
In the still of the night 267 copies, 6 reviews
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