Book Reviews of Grime and Punishment (Jane Jeffry, Bk 1)

Grime and Punishment (Jane Jeffry, Bk 1)
Grime and Punishment - Jane Jeffry, Bk 1
Author: Jill Churchill
ISBN-13: 9780380764006
ISBN-10: 0380764008
Publication Date: 6/1/1992
Pages: 185
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 119 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
After hearing so much about this series, I finally got started on it. I enjoyed this first book so much, that I'm scrambling around to get all the other books in the series. I can't wait to read more!
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Helpful Score: 4
You will really like this book. I have become addicted to this series, it's funny, smart and a quick read. A different type of heroine, one you would really like to know in real life.
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Helpful Score: 2
I finally read the first book of the series! We are introduced here to suburban moms Jane Jeffry and her neighbor Shelley Nowack. The fun begins when the cleaning lady is murdered in Shelley's house. Detective Mel Van Dyne investigates all their neighbors, and Jane and Shelley decide to poke their noses in when it becomes clear that one of their friends has to be the murderer of the blackmailing maid. A fun read with a clever mystery, it's clear why this one won the Agatha award.
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A very fun read! I will be seeking more of the series! :-D
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great cozy with believable characters I really liked this one
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As usual, a good Jane Jeffry mystery.
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1st. in the Jane Jeffry series: When an unpopular cleaning lady is strangled to death with a vacuum cleaner cord, Jane Jeffry, a single mom with an eye for mysteries, finds time between PTA meetings and car pools to do some sleuthing.
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Jane Jeffry is always a good read. One not-so-great daily maid, strangled with a vacuum cleaner cord. She's just got to get involved with this one. Nice light-hearted mystery ... not creepy or gory.
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Easy read, I really enjoyed this book.
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First book of series ,,,, it could have taken place in a suburb near you! Very entertaining.
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Grime and Punishment is the first in the Jane Jeffry series. Jane finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation. She decides the police aren't working fast enough to solve it. Between PTO and car pool, she is hunting for a murderer.

I can't wait to read the next in the series.
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A fun and witty cozy mystery.
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A wonderful cozy series--loved every minute!!
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This is the first book I have read by this author and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I think her books are better than Diane Mott Davidson and just short of Evanovich. I am looking forward to reading the whole series.
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This is the first in the series of Jane Jeffry books -- very, very funny, especially if you are a typical suburban mom. It's not Agatha Christie, but it's fun and occasionally true to my life, especially as she deals with her kids.
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First in the Jane Jeffrey series. Jane is a stay-at-home widow with three children. A cleaning lady, who is shared by several of the families in town, is found murdered in Jane's neighbor's house on the day of a pot-luck dinner. People had been in and out of the unlocked house all day bringing food for the dinner, while the home owner was out of the house. Which one stopped to kill the cleaning lady, and why?

Good cozy mystery, but Jane does make a few stupid moves.
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First in the Jaffry mysteries. Cute story!
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Another enjoyable mystery with Jane and Shelly
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Enjoyable! Easy read.
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It's So hard to Kill Good Help These Days. . . 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 dust-ball if she was choking on it. That hardly seems reason enough, however, to do the disreputable domestic in.

So when the charwoman 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.
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Found this to be very coarse, will try one more and if not better will give up. Not a cozy as far as I'm concerned, too much foul language.
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A fun mystery.
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Jane Jeffrey investigates the murder of the neighborhood 'Happy Helper' cleaning lady.
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Award-winning first mystery and it is easy to see why--great characters and quick reading. It's amazing what secrets a suburban neighborhood can harbor..do any of us really know our neighbors?

I look forward to reading more by Ms. Churchill.
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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, however, to do the disreputable domestic in.
So when the charwoman 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 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 close as next door.
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My copy has a different cover