War and PeasBook - 1996
When the annual Pea Festival at the Snellen Museum is disrupted by the fatal shooting of its director, amateur sleuth Jane Jeffry wonders if the museum staff's plans to upgrade are related to the killing
Wealthy old Auguste Caspar Snellen, the legendary Pea King, is long gone, but his greatest legacy lives on: the Snellen Museum, an institution dedicated to the glorification of local lore and legumes. But at this years annual Pea Festival, the museum sustains a terrible loss when its able, innovative director, Regina Price Palmer, is shot to death during a noisy reenactment of a Civil War battle.
Suburban single mom Jane Jeffrey was a costumed participant in the deadly pageant. Now her part-time work at the museum has put Jane and best friend Shelley Nowack in the midst of a veritable podful of murder suspects. And its up to Jane and Shelley to determine who fatally beaned poor Regina--before another victim is planted six feet under.
When the innovative director of the Snellen Museum is fatally shot during a reenactment of a Civil War battle, single mom and sometime sleuth Jane Jeffry finds herself surrounded by likely suspects. Reprint.