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Title:
Grime and punishment : a Jane Jeffry mystery
Author:
Churchill, Jill, 1943-
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Edition:
[Large print edition].
Publication Information:
Hampton Falls, N.H. : Beeler Large Print, 2002.

©1989
Physical Description:
216 pages (large print) ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781574904475
Format :
Book

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Summary

With three kids to raise on her own, Jane Jeffry sometimes needs a hand with the housework. But many of her complaining neighbors believe that the Happy Helper cleaning lady they all share wouldn't know a dustball if she was choking on it. That hardly seems reason enough, though, to do the disreputable domestic in. So when the cleaning woman in question is discovered strangled to death with a vacuum cleaner cord, Jane decides to dig up the real dirt -- if the tenacious single mom can find any time to spare between her PTA meetings and car-pooling duties. But despite her busy schedule, Jane is determined to tidy up the whole murderous mess -- even if it means provoking a killer who may live as close as next door.


Author Notes

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)