Synopses & Reviews
The award-winning author of Femmes Fatal andThe Thin Womanserves up the ubiquitous mother-in-law joke family style with death for the punch line. . . .
Nothing like a live-in mother-in-law to reduce a woman to the role of junior housemaid. That s what Ellie Haskell discovers when her husband s parents have a row in the midst of their anniversary dinner, and mother Magdalene seeks refuge in Ellie s guest bedroom. Suddenly Ellie is being driven round the bend by the woman s constant demands.
Thank goodness for the other wives who also suffer the age-old mother-in-law curse. A chance meeting down at the Dark Horse pub finds them trading horror stories, and soon they re mixing gin and tonics with homicidal fantasies a soupcon of poison here, a broken brake line there. All very therapeutic and no harm intended. At least, that s what Ellie thinks. . . .
Praise for How to Murder Your Mother-in-Law
Vintage Cannell. . . . Dorothy Cannell is a master at creating wildly ludicrous characters and hilarious plots. . . . Her latest Ellie Haskell adventure only enhances her reputation. Booklist
Toxic and hilarious. Publishers Weekly"