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A Midsummer Night's Scream

(2004)
(Book 15 in the Jane Jeffry series)
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All the world's a stage in this delightful new whodunit from the incomparable Jill Churchill -- as suburban mom and sometime sleuth Jane Jeffry and best friend Shelley Nowack try to bring the curtain down on a killer. ...

Jane Jeffry has a new hobby: the stage, specifically a rundown theater that close pal Shelley and her husband have donated to a local college drama department. Students from the nearby college are in rehearsal there for a never-before-produced "magnum opus" written by the company's director, a surefire bomb-in-the-making distinctly lacking in style, wit, and substance. Though Jane's connection is culinary -- helping Shelley handle caterers who will be feeding the actors -- she's soon drawn deeper into the drama than she ever hoped or anticipated.

What a scene it is, with petty offstage feuds and jealousies, ego trips, and power struggles between the clueless director-author and his dubiously talent ed cast. Even the presence of two aging professional thespians -- a lecherous old boozer and his genteel, seriously gifted wife -- does nothing to stabilize a volatile situation. And the plot takes a decidedly darker turn when a particularly rebellious young performer exits stage left -- permanently -- courtesy of a head-bashing killer.

Hark! It's murder, which means it's a cue for Detective Mel VanDyne, Jane's longtime leading man, to get into the act. But Jane and Shelley have their own roles to play in this twisted true-life theatrical, where each member of the dramatis personae has a makeup case full of secrets, masks, and motives. And they'll have to act fast to uncover the villain of the piece before the denouement turns into a real, corpse-strewn, Shakespearean-style tragedy!

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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Used availability for Jill Churchill's A Midsummer Night's Scream

Hardback Editions

March 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Midsummer Night's Scream (Jane Jeffry Mysteries, No. 15)
Author(s): Jill Churchill
ISBN: 0-7862-7279-1 / 978-0-7862-7279-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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November 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Midsummer Night's Scream (Jane Jeffry Mysteries, No. 15)
Author(s): Jill Churchill
ISBN: 0-06-009798-1 / 978-0-06-009798-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

October 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Midsummer Night's Scream (Jane Jeffry Mysteries, No. 15)
Author(s): Jill Churchill
ISBN: 0-06-050100-6 / 978-0-06-050100-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: A Midsummer Night's Scream (The Jane Jeffry Mysteries)
Author(s): Jill Churchill
ISBN: 1-72131-408-3 / 978-1-72131-408-9
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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November 2004 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: A Midsummer Night's Scream (Jane Jeffry Mysteries, No. 15)
Author(s): Jill Churchill
ISBN: 0-7927-3368-1 / 978-0-7927-3368-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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November 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Midsummer Night's Scream (Jane Jeffry Mysteries, No. 15)
Author(s): Jill Churchill
ISBN: 0-7927-3369-X / 978-0-7927-3369-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU