cover image The House of Seven Mabels: A Jane Jeffry Mystery

The House of Seven Mabels: A Jane Jeffry Mystery

Jill Churchill / Author William Morrow & Company $23.95 (240p)

Mystery NOTES July Publications Agatha and Macavity Award-winner Jill Churchill brings murder and mayhem to the suburbs once again (and adds a 13th punny title to the popular series she began with Grime and Punishment) in her good-natured cozy The House of Seven Mables: A Jane Jeffrey Mystery. With parenting demanding less of their time, best pals Jane Jeffrey and Shelley Nowack agree to decorate a house that's being renovated by a bevy of feminist laborers, but when the contractor winds up in the basement with a broken neck, the plucky duo must determine if the crime was personally or professionally motivated not to mention stay out of harm's way themselves. (July)