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Fear of Frying (Jane Jeffry Mysteries) [Mass Market Paperback]

Jill Churchill
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  • Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Avon Books; Reissue edition (31 Dec 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0380787075
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380787074
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 10.6 x 1.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,286,548 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Checking out a kids' summer camp, Jane and Shelly discover the body of a victim who was killed with a heavy-duty skillet, but things turn bizarre when the body disappears and the victim reappears, alive.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars catchy titles-good books 10 Dec 1997
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
Jill's former books have catchy titles, i.e. A quiche before dying, from here to paternity, a knife to remember. This shows that she has a sense of humor and it comes thru in in her books. The latest takes place at a summer camp where the parents are visiting. As you might expect, the murder takes place with a frying pan. All of her novels have the same characters which makes makes it more enjoyable as you feel (if you have read all her books, as I have) that you know the characters. Ms. Churchill deserves a good following.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Predictable but Fun 27 Dec 1998
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Friends Jane and Shelly head for the woods and chaos ensues (big surprise). This time they find a body, but it wasn't really a body! Reading about these two friends is fun, but the plot was very predictable. There are a few twists, but nothing to keep you from figuring the whole thing out before the end.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great read for a weekend 28 Jun 2001
By "kathrynlively" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
For a light and quick weekend read, Jill Churchill's Fear of Frying fit the bill. For those of you unfamiliar with Churchill's Jane Jeffrys series (of which this is the ninth installment), amateur sleuth Jane is a single mother who likes to cook and/or eat, and has a detective boyfriend (a no-show in this story) and a best friend named Shelley. Despite the title, Jane doesn't do much cooking here, though it does give a hint with regards to the murder weapon of choice.
Along with various other people in their social circle (including two car dealership execs and their wives, a high school principal and her complacent husband), Jane and Shelley volunteer to spend a few days to evaluate Camp Sunshine, a wilderness resort which owner Benson Titus hopes to contract to the area school district for summer programs. Shades of Allan Sherman's "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah" are evident during this trip as a bit of heavy rain spoils the atmosphere for Jane and Shelley, but not so much as the lifeless body of car dealership owner Sam Claypool which they discover lying by a doused campfire.
When Sam turns up alive later that evening, and the rest of their working vacation is marred by environmental activists, a washed-out bridge leading to freedom and a grumpy sheriff, Jane and Shelley are hardly happy campers. All the same, it's fun to read. I hated camp, I sympathize entirely.
Fear of Frying may be predictable for some, but as a cozy read it works: I enjoyed being introduced to Jane and Shelley and hope to become more familiar with them in the future. They play off each other with good humor, they seem like real people and their ability to rely upon observation rather than blatant snooping is reminiscent of Christie's Miss Marple. A good read to take to the beach.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars catchy titles-good books 10 Dec 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Jill's former books have catchy titles, i.e. A quiche before dying, from here to paternity, a knife to remember. This shows that she has a sense of humor and it comes thru in in her books. The latest takes place at a summer camp where the parents are visiting. As you might expect, the murder takes place with a frying pan. All of her novels have the same characters which makes makes it more enjoyable as you feel (if you have read all her books, as I have) that you know the characters. Ms. Churchill deserves a good following.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Book in the Jane Jeffrey Series 18 Mar 2004
By Nancy R. Katz - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Jane Jeffrey, suburban housewife and sometime detective, accompanies her friend Shelley to learn more about a summer camp for their community's students. What they never expected though was the remote campsite, interesting guests and murder.
Fear of Frying is the 9th book in the Jane Jeffrey series which I first began reading in 1998. The series began with the recenly widowed Jane as she helps to solve the murder of a local housekeeper in Grime and Punishment and has continued with other murders and personal events. Note the clever titles based on other well known book titles.
For the most part I have enjoyed all of Ms. Chruchill's books and Fear of Frying is no exception. I am also in the process of reading the author's second series, the Grace and Favor series which began with Anything Goes.
If you enjoy light and cozy tales of murder and mayhem, consider reading either of these series and enjoy.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Housewives beware! 26 July 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I started the Jane Jeffry series with "A Farewell to Yarns" (being interested in knitting) and have since progressed to reading all of them - at a rate of 2 per week-end. While much enjoying the descriptions of the day-to-day life of a suburban American housewife (particularly the food she prepares!) - my time is limited, which means that my own housekeeping has gone completely to pot. However a little dust never hurt anyone and they are most entertaiing - to the extent of bearing re-reading.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Enjoyed This Fun Book So Much!!! 8 Oct 2008
By Andrea - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Jane and Shelley, who are best friends, camp out at a camp resort that has invited several people. The "camp" atmosphere is very cozy. I thoroughly enjoyed the camp activities, and Jane and Shelley's friendship.

This book is full of food, fun, adventure, coziness, interesting people, murder, and a very interesting plot. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves cozy mysteries.

Although I probably say this about every book in this series, but I think this book is one of the best in the series. Actually, this whole series is so fun and cozy. And some of them have really "fun" atmospheres, such as this "camp" atmosphere.
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