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The Importance of Being Ernestine (Ellie Haskell Mysteries #11)

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The Importance of Being Ernestine brings one of Dorothy Cannell's splendidly dotty characters to front stage. Ellie Haskell has had her ups and downs with housekeeper Mrs. Malloy, but she misses her when the corpulent, caustic cleaning lady starts moonlighting in a private detective's office-nosing into his files as she dusts them. But when she summons Ellie there one evening for a woman-to-woman chat laced with her boss's bourbon and unfiltered cigarettes, they hardly expect the belated arrival of his afternoon client.

Lady Krumley, a hawk-nosed matriarch clad in modish mourning sixty years out of date, tells them a tale that goes back thirty years-to when she wrongfully dismissed her parlor maid, Flossie, secretly in the family way by the undergardener. Flossie died of tuberculosis soon after childbirth while striving to support herself and her child, Ernestine-but not before vowing vengeance from beyond the grave on the rich Krumleys at Moultty Towers. Now, family members have started meeting with fatal accidents. . . . Ernestine, Lady Krumley fears, is carrying out her mother's dying curse.

Can Ellie and Mrs. Malloy, the newly formed but unlikely detective duo, find Ernestine and prevent more Krumleys from crumbling in the churchyard without killing each other first?

About the Author

This is Dorothy Cannell's twelfth mystery. Her others include Bridesmaids Revisited, The Trouble with Harriet, The Spring Cleaning Murders, The Thin Woman, Down the Garden Path, and the Agatha Award nominee The Widows' Club.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670030606
Subtitle:
An Ellie Haskell Mystery
Author:
Cannell, Dorothy
Publisher:
Viking Adult
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
England
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Women interior decorators
Subject:
Haskell, Ellie
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Ellie Haskell Mysteries (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
56
Publication Date:
20020610
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
248 p.
Dimensions:
8.56x5.56x.88 in. .86 lbs.

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