The Widows Club

Author: Dorothy Cannell
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307816664
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Stylish, amusing, and deliciously wicked—a superb murder mystery from the acclaimed author of The Thin Woman Divorce can end a marriage. Murder can do it better. Meet Ellie Haskell, née Simons, thin woman, newlywed, potential murderess. Her life in charming Chitterton Fells promises nothing but endless bliss—until she meets two of the most cunning and unlikely private eyes ever to track down a diabolical killer. Misses Hyacinth and Primrose Tramwell of Flowers Detection Agency have been called in by a major insurance company to investigate the deplorably high incidence of sudden death among the married men of this picturesque municipality. The spinster sleuths soon discover that all the husbands had been unfaithful and their deaths neatly arranged by an enterprising social organization called The Widows Club. But to find the mastermind behind this insidious ring, the Tramwells need an unhappy and betrayed wife. Enter Ellie, who will endanger life and husband to join The Widows Club and arrange to have her dearly beloved . . . dead.

The Thin Woman

Author: Dorothy Cannell
Publisher: Crimeline
ISBN: 0307816729
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Terrified by the prospect of a weekend with her snobby relatives, overweight Ellie Simons decides to distract attention from her personal and professional failings by arriving with an adoring boyfriend in tow. Unfortunately, no such person exists. Enter Bentley T. Haskell, a devilishly handsome escort who willingly agrees to play the part—for a fat fee. But Ellie and Bentley get far more than a miserable visit with relatives when a weekend with Ellie’s eccentric family suddenly turns very, very deadly.

Femmes Fatal

Author: Dorothy Cannell
Publisher: Crimeline
ISBN: 0307816672
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Once Ellie Haskell's life was a fairy tale: the one about the overweight, underpaid interior designer who falls rapturously in love with a gorgeous prince and lives happily ever after. But now, four months after the birth of her twins, her worst nightmare has come true: the princess has turned into a frog and the bliss has gone out of the bedroom. Can a course in the sensual arts, featuring naughty nighties and Peach Melba Love Rub, rekindle the romance she and her adored Bentley once shared? It's a question that leads Ellie straight to an organization called Fully Female. But before she can say "Marriage Makeover," one fellow vamp becomes a sex-crazed zombie and another meets her end in a fatally frothy bubble bath. Then a third victim of amour turns up dead, and Ellie realizes it's more than ill luck. Can Ellie catch a crazed killer before love gets a bad name.

Down the Garden Path

Author: Dorothy Cannell
Publisher: Belgrave House
ISBN: 1610847229
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Tessa Fields was left on the doorstep of an English vicarage and adopted by the vicar and his wife. At 21 she’s devised a plan to discover who her birth mother was. Her plan involves suitor Harry Harkness, and faking amnesia, and imposing on two elderly ladies. Amidst a cast of eccentric characters, Tessa is not entirely surprised by the bizarre murder she stumbles on. Mystery by Dorothy Cannell; originally published by St. Martin’s Press

Bridesmaids Revisited

Author: Dorothy Cannell
Publisher: Belgrave House
ISBN: 1610847946
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Ellie Haskell received a letter from her dead grandmother Sophia’s supposed “bridesmaids,” which urged her to visit them at the Old Rectory, so Sophia could make “contact.” Since husband Ben is away with the children, Ellie and housekeeper Mrs. Malloy (who wished to avoid one of her former husbands) set out on a journey which would involve an old diary and a séance—and several startling revelations. British cozy mystery by Dorothy Cannell; originally published by Viking

The Trouble with Harriet

Author: Dorothy Cannell
Publisher: Belgrave House
ISBN: 1610847709
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Ellie Haskell’s prodigal father, Morley Simons, has landed in Chitterton Fells just when Ellie and husband Ben were about to vacation in France. Morley’s luggage contains an urn with the ashes of his lady love, Harriet, to return to her relatives. As her father explains his relationship with the femme fatale Harriet, Ellie begins to suspect something is amiss. And when there’s another fatal car accident… Cozy British Mystery by Dorothy Cannell; originally published by Viking/Penguin

Withering Heights

Author: Dorothy Cannell
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781429989879
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Ellie Haskell---the formerly plump girl turned Thin Woman and happily married mother of three---is also a sometime sleuth and a Gothic romance addict. When her husband's young cousin, Ariel, turns up unexpectedly and begs Ellie to come to the Yorkshire moors to investigate some strange events at the house that her family has recently bought with their lottery winnings, Ellie can't resist---especially since Cragstone House sounds so much like the delightfully musty manors she reads about in books. And so Ellie and her husband set off for Yorkshire, accompanied by their irrepressible housekeeper and co-conspirator in crime solving, Mrs. Roxie Malloy, who happens to have a long-lost sister in the area. Things at Cragstone House are even more dire than Ellie expected. It's bad enough that the kindly cook, Mrs. Cake, has suffered a mysterious fall down the stairs, and a visiting vicar has keeled over dead while drinking a cup of tea, but one of the neighbors turns out to be Mrs. Cake's husband's glamorous old flame, whom Ellie finds more menacing than any cold-blooded killer. Ellie has always thought it would be wonderful to be the heroine of a Gothic romance, but now she's beginning to wonder: Will she be able to solve the mystery and get out of Bronte country with her life, and her marriage, intact?

Mum s the Word

Author: Dorothy Cannell
Publisher: Crimeline
ISBN: 0307816710
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Several pounds heavier—and gaining—blissful mother-to-be Ellie Haskell knows her days as a thin woman are numbered. Time to let out her clothes, put up her feet, and prepare to enjoy the next nine months as pampered wife. But the first pangs of morning sickness have barely passed when Ellie's handsome husband, Ben, is invited to compete for membership in the world's most exclusive secret society of chefs, and suddenly Ellie finds herself whisked off to America—to Mud Creek, Illinois—and to a gothic mansion straight out of a horror movie.

God Save the Queen

Author: Dorothy Cannell
Publisher: Belgrave House
ISBN: 1610847857
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Flora was raised at gloomy Gossinger Hall because her grandfather, Hutchins, was the butler there. When Sir Henry announced that he was changing his will to leave the Hall to Hutchins, he upset several people. But then Hutchins was found dead under curious circumstances. Coping with her loss, Flora moved to London, followed by Vivian Gossinger, the heir apparent. Was he trying to protect her—and from what? British Cozy Mystery by Dorothy Cannell; originally published by Bantam

How to murder your mother in law

Author: Dorothy Cannell
Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group
ISBN: 9780553074932
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After her obnoxious mother-in-law moves in permanently, Ellie Haskell falls in with three other local women also living with tyrannical mothers-in-law, and their imaginary scheme to solve their problems suddenly turns lethal. 35,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo.