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The Thin Woman (Ellie Haskell Mystery, #1)
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message 1: by Nell (last edited Jun 01, 2018 03:50PM) (new) - added it

Nell | 2869 comments Mod
The theme for June 2018 is "Written Between 1950 and 1999." The featured series is Ellie Haskell by Dorothy Cannell. The mysteries are set in a small town on the English coast. In the first book, The Thin Woman, Ellie hires an escort who pretends to be her boyfriend at a family gathering. The pair spend a weekend of romance, jealousy and murder.
The Thin Woman (Ellie Haskell Mystery, #1) by Dorothy Cannell

Other books in the series are:
The Widow's Club (Ellie Haskell) by Dorothy Cannell Mum's the Word (Ellie Haskell Mystery, #3) by Dorothy Cannell Femmes Fatal (Ellie Haskell Mystery, #4) by Dorothy Cannell How to Murder Your Mother-In-Law (Ellie Haskell Mystery, #5) by Dorothy Cannell How to Murder the Man of Your Dreams (Ellie Haskell Mystery, #6) by Dorothy Cannell The Spring Cleaning Murders (Ellie Haskell Mystery, #7) by Dorothy Cannell The Trouble with Harriet (Ellie Haskell Mystery, #8) by Dorothy Cannell Bridesmaids Revisited (Ellie Haskell Mystery, #9) by Dorothy Cannell The Importance of Being Ernestine (Ellie Haskell Mystery, #10) by Dorothy Cannell Withering Heights (Ellie Haskell Mystery, #11) by Dorothy Cannell Goodbye, Ms. Chips (Ellie Haskell Mystery, #12) by Dorothy Cannell She Shoots to Conquer (Ellie Haskell Mystery, #13) by Dorothy Cannell

The Widow's Club
Mum's the Word
Femmes Fatal
How to Murder Your Mother-In-Law
How to Murder the Man of Your Dreams
The Spring Cleaning Murders
The Trouble with Harriet
Bridesmaids Revisited
The Importance of Being Ernestine
Withering Heights
Goodbye, Ms. Chips
She Shoots to Conquer

Discuss any book in the series here.


message 2: by Nell (last edited Jun 02, 2018 04:30AM) (new) - added it

Nell | 2869 comments Mod
It's been a while since I read any books in this series so I dug a few mid-series from a box of TBRs. Time to rediscover Ellie and company.


message 3: by Pat (last edited Jun 04, 2018 06:28PM) (new) - added it

Pat Cray-Hollis | 179 comments Sorry to say I have never read anything by Dorothy Cannell. My used bookstore does not have any books by her and looking into the ebooks to see I can try her out.
Well not availabe in ebook and the library does not have this book either.
My money is already tight for this month so I will not be reading this author. I found it on thriftbooks.com. All the books in this series.


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Helen (helennn) | 672 comments Unfortunately, the first in this series isn't available as an e-book, at least in Australia.


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Raeanne (nissa987) | 3 comments I read all these years ago- I really enjoyed them. As I am travelling all summer I don’t know that I’ll be able to read much but they are great books!


message 6: by Nell (last edited Jun 05, 2018 02:19PM) (new) - added it

Nell | 2869 comments Mod
I'm picking up this series after a hiatus of several years with The Spring Cleaning Murders. Quickly reminded of how much I enjoy this author's wry sense of humor.

The Spring Cleaning Murders (Ellie Haskell Mystery, #7) by Dorothy Cannell


☯Emily  Ginder | 1408 comments Love this series!


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Randee Baty The Thin Woman is one of my favorite mysteries.


message 9: by Alice (last edited Jun 20, 2018 02:53AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Alice | 504 comments I got an old copy of the Thin Woman and started it last night. I am quite enjoying it. Very entertaining. I have never read her books before.

I finished it and quite enjoyed it. Nice change from modern cozies. Very British. Glad I got to read one of her books


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Cindy (wanna_read_all_the_books) | 29 comments I just requested it from the library so I hope to have it read by the end of the week. The premise sounds good and with lots of room for humor.


message 11: by Meg (last edited Jun 18, 2018 03:48PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Meg (makeli2) | 1041 comments I read most of the Ellie Haskell series many years ago and loved them. Unfortunately I won't be able to do any rereading for awhile due to several (!) challenges I have to finish by end of month. I do have one in the TBR, though (Withering Heights) that I seem to have missed back then, and look forward to reading it!


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Cindy (wanna_read_all_the_books) | 29 comments I started it yesterday and I'm enjoying it so far. I agree with Alice, it's very British but I am finding that to be a nice break from the typical cozy "recipe".


Alice | 504 comments Cindy wrote: "I started it yesterday and I'm enjoying it so far. I agree with Alice, it's very British but I am finding that to be a nice break from the typical cozy "recipe"."

I agree it is very nice change from the typical cozies that are currently being written. It would make a great movie.


message 14: by Mary (new) - rated it 5 stars

Mary (mw8019) | 273 comments I am almost done with it and it is a very different book from regular cozies but I like it.

Change is always welcome when it is a book. I am enjoying it very much!


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Cindy (wanna_read_all_the_books) | 29 comments I'm about halfway through now and I'm getting kind of bored with it. I can only read a paragraph at a time before I have to put it down and walk away. I'm debating on calling it a dnf within the next couple of days if it doesn't pick back up and grab me again.


Chris I finished and enjoyed it. I have read some of her newer dated books but never read any of the earlier ones - was pleased to find it at our library.


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