I’ve sadly only read one book by Jill Churchill, Silence of the Hams, one of the Jane Jeffry series books. I truly cannot wait to get my hands on more…I’ve checked online, no luck and my local bookstore doesn’t seem to stock her novels. But I know I haven’t done a thorough search yet so there’s plenty of hope in finding her books still!
|Jill Churchill is the pen name of Janice Young Brooks. Churchill was born the 11th January 1943 in Kansas City, Missouri.|
|She is an author who won the Agatha and Macavity Awards for her first Jane Jeffry novel and featured in Great Women Mystery Writers (Wikipedia)|
|Both these awards are awarded for mystery and crime writers who write in the cozy mystery subgenre.|
|Jill Churchill won these awards in 1989 and 1990 respectively, for her novel Grime and Punishment.|
In 1965 Churchill graduated from the University of Kansas and from there went on to study at the University of Missouri-Kansas City before teaching in elementary school for some year (Wikipedia). She was a book reviewer for the Kansas City Star between the years of 1978 and 1992.
Writing and Published book
Under her real name, Churchill published several historical novels, this occurred before 1989 when she started launching new book series. Jill Churchill is most notably known for the Jane Jeffry and Grace & Favor book series.
The Jane Jeffry series features the widow Jane Jeffery who constantly becomes embroiled in murder cases. The novels follows Jane Jeffery as she balances leading a cozy domestic life and solving crimes. The novel titles are puns on literary works (Wikipedia).
Publication Order of Jane Jeffry Books
|Grime and Punishment||-1989|
|A Farewell to Yarns||-1991|
|A Quiche Before Dying||-1993|
|The Class Menagerie||-1994|
|A Knife to Remember||-1994|
|From Here to Paternity||-1995|
|Silence of the Hams||-1996|
|War and Peas||-1996|
|* Fear of Frying||-1997||(Wikipedia)|
|The Merchant of Menace||-1998|
|A Groom with a View||-1999|
|Mulch Ado About Nothing||-2000|
|The House of Seven Mabels||-2002|
|Bell, Book, and Scandal||-2003|
|A Midsummer Night’s Scream||-2004|
|The Accidental Florist||-2007|
In 1999, Churchill started a new mystery series which is set during the Great Depression. This series, Order of Grace & Favor, follows siblings Robert and Lily Brewster who live in New York.
Publication Order of Grace & Favor Books
|In the Still of the Night||-1999|
|Someone to Watch Over Me||-2001|
|Love for Sale||-2003|
|It Had to Be You||-2004|
|Who’s Sorry Now?||-2005|
|* Smoke Gets in Your Eyes||-2013||(Wikipedia)|
Janice Young Brooks has published about 40 novels under various pen names. These pen names include: Jill Churchill, Amanda Singer and Valerie Vayle. Seems I have so much reading to catch up on!
*Not listed on BookSeriesInorder.com but on Wikipedia.
|“Jill Churchill” Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 24 February 2021. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jill_Churchill|
|“JILL CHURCHILL BOOKS IN ORDER”. BookSeriesInorder.com. 25 February 2021. https://www.bookseriesinorder.com/.|
|“jill-churchill-books-jane-jeffrey”. WorthPoint. WorthPoint Corporation. 25 February 2021. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/19-jill-churchill-books-jane-jeffrey-1984163811.|
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|“Jill Churchill.” AZQuotes.com. Wind and Fly LTD, 2021. 26 February 2021. https://www.azquotes.com/author/22002-Jill_Churchill|
|Lavrinenko, Natalia. “vacation.” Pixabay. 26 February 2021. https://pixabay.com/illustrations/vacation-output-reading-girl-cat-2700719/|
|Lavrinenko, Natalia. “mom.” Pixabay. 26 February 2021. https://pixabay.com/illustrations/mom-vacation-woman-cool-modern-2934083/|
|“Books by Jill Churchill”. Thriftbooks. 26 February 2021. https://www.thriftbooks.com/a/jill-churchill/244590/|