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Jam and Jeopardy

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89-year-old spinster, Janet Stouter, takes pleasure in raking up scandals, old and new, about her neighbors. She also relishes refusing her two nephews the money they seek to bolster their businesses. When a retired glass worker gives her some arsenic to kill the rats in her garden, she hatches a plan to test them. She tells them about the arsenic and waits for them to ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Birlinn Ltd
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Valerie Penny
Jan 19, 2015 Valerie Penny rated it liked it
I was rummaging around the library for an author I was not familiar with, when I came upon Doris Davidson and her book, Jam and Jeopardy. I have since discovered that Doris Davidson was born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1922 and died in 2012. She lived there all her life. After a career as a primary school teacher she began to write and has subsequently become one of Scotland’s best-loved romantic novelists.

In Jam and Jeopardy the protagonist is a mean and unpopular 89-year-old spinster, Janet Stout
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Sep 11, 2012 Windy rated it it was ok
A murder mystery told in an old fashioned way and with no mention of mobile phones or the internet the reader could be mistaken for think it to be set in the 1950s, however a few clues gave it away as a 21st century story. A bit of a patchy read for me and let down by a a too twee ending.
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