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The House of Seven Mabels

A Jane Jeffry Mystery by Jill Churchill

The House of Seven Mabels by Jill Churchill

Review: The House of Seven Mabels is the 13th outing for Jane Jeffry in Jill Churchill's long-running cozy mystery series.

When the title of a book is more clever than the book itself, there's a problem. It's not that The House of Seven Mabels is a poorly written or constructed mystery; it's just that it's so predictable. The premise is promising, with Jane and her best friend Shelley hired by hard-core feminists to restore and redecorate a local mansion, but Churchill never delivers.

Fans of Jill Churchill and cozies in general will no doubt enjoy this latest entry in the Jane Jeffy series, but those looking for any originality in their mysteries should look elsewhere.

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Selected reviews of other mysteries by this author …

Mystery Book Review: It Had to Be You by Jill ChurchillIt Had to Be You
William Morrow (Hardcover), March 2004
ISBN-13: 9780060528430; ISBN-10: 0060528435

Location(s) referenced in The House of Seven Mabels: New York State

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The House of Seven Mabels by Jill Churchill

The House of Seven Mabels by A Jane Jeffry Mystery

Publisher: William Morrow
Format: Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-0-380-97736-9
Publication Date:
List Price: $23.95

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