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The Thin Woman (Ellie Haskell Mysteries #1)

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ISBN13: 9780553291957
ISBN10: 0553291955
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Overweight and unmarried, Ellie Simons balks at the prospect of attending her family reunion. But with a hired escort in tow--posing as husband--she summons the courage to go, little realizing that the weekend will lead to unexpected romance, a treasure hunt--and murder. "A likable debut".--Kirkus.

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dusksunset, January 5, 2013 (view all comments by dusksunset)
Author Dorothy Cannell introduces an entertaining group of characters, some related, some not, in this amusing mystery. The action is set in an old English mansion in need of serious cleaning, with that work becoming part of the plot. The ending is pleasingly unpredictable.
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dusksunset, September 3, 2011 (view all comments by dusksunset)
Men won't like this book; women will find it charming. When an overweight single woman has to appear with a date at a gathering of her eccentric relatives, she rents an escort. Her uncle dies, bequeathing his dilapidated estate to the supposedly engaged couple with the stipulation that she lose weight, he write a book, and they clean up the place and find its treasure or forfeit the inheritance. People turn out to be not who they seem and several acts of sabotage leave the couple wondering who they can trust.

The story is set in England which adds to its appeal. It's hard to imagine an equivalent situation happening in the US. For me it was quite the page turner, but I am a romantic at heart.
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Bet, June 28, 2006 (view all comments by Bet)
Ellie Haskell feels dumpy and unloved and wouldn't you know it she has to go to a family reunion. She hires an actor to portray her fiance. Murder and humor ensue........ Read this one first. Otherwise you'll spoil the story arc for yourself. There are not enough books in this series, so read them slowly.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553291957
Author:
Cannell, Dorothy
Publisher:
Crimeline
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family reunions
Subject:
England
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Traditional british
Subject:
Haskell, bentley (fictitious character)
Subject:
Overweight women
Subject:
Women interior decorators
Subject:
Family reunions -- Fiction.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
1700
Publication Date:
19920501
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7 x 4.22 x .6 in .415 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Overweight and unmarried, Ellie Simons balks at the prospect of attending her family reunion. But with a hired escort in tow--posing as husband--she summons the courage to go, little realizing that the weekend will lead to unexpected romance, a treasure hunt--and murder. "A likable debut".--Kirkus.
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