Monday, January 18, 2010

A Quiche Before Dying by Jill Churchill

Book Details
A Quiche Before Dying by Jill Churchill
Paperback, 192 pages
1993, Avon Books
ISBN: 0380769328
Series: Book 3 of Jane Jeffry

With the kids packed off on their summer road trips, it's an ideal time for Jane Jeffry to pursue other interests, so the harried suburban mom enrolls in a writing course at the community college. But when an obnoxious aged classmate keels over dead after sampling a tasty treat from a pot luck student buffet, Jane realizes there's a culinary killer among the local would-be literati.

The pen may be mightier than the sword. . .but poison beats them both. And before the both. And before the demise of a very disagreeable old biddy can be written off, amateur sleuth Jane intends to find out who's responsible -- and cook the culprit's goose in his or her own creative juices.

I love the Jane Jeffry mysteries and I especially loved the focus on writing in A Quiche Before Dying. Jane's mom is visiting and they sign up for a class about writing autobiographies. A wretched old woman dies in class and Jane is once again in the middle of a murder investigation. The mystery was great and while I had a few ideas, I wasn't certain until the killer was unveiled. I enjoyed seeing the beginning of Jane's interest in writing and all of the mother/daughter focus between Jane, her mom and her daughter Katie.


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  1. This sounds really interesting. I'd definitely like to read it, thanks for the review! :)