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Dorothy Cannell writes mysteries featuring Ellie Haskell, interior decorator and Ben Haskell, writer and chef, and Hyacinth and Primrose Tramwell, a pair of dotty sisters and owners of the Flowers Detection Agency. Her first Ellie Haskell novel, The Thin Woman, was selected as one of the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Twentieth Century by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association.[1]

Dorothy Cannell was born in London, England. She moved to the USA in 1963 at the age of 20. She married Julian Cannell in 1964 and they lived in Peoria, Illinois for many years. They recently moved to Belfast, Maine. She is a mother of four, grandmother of ten, and owner of a King Charles Spaniel.[2]

Ellie Haskell Series

  • The Thin Woman (1984)
  • Down the Garden Path (1985)
  • The Widow's Club (1988)
  • Mum's the Word (1990)
  • Femmes Fatal (1992)
  • How to Murder Your Mother-In-Law (1994)
  • How to Murder the Man of Your Dreams (1995)
  • The Spring Cleaning Murders (1998)
  • The Trouble with Harriet (1999)
  • Bridesmaids Revisited (2000)
  • The Importance of Being Ernestine (2002)
  • Withering Heights (2007)
  • Goodbye, Ms. Chips (2008)
  • She Shoots to Conquer (2009)

Novels & Collections

  • God Save the Queen (1997)
  • Naked Came The Farmer (1998)
  • The Sunken Sailor (2004)
  • The Family Jewels and Other Stories (2001)

She has contributed short stories to many compendia and collections.

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Dorothy Cannell writes mysteries featuring Ellie Haskell, interior decorator and Ben Haskell, writer and chef, and Hyacinth and Primrose Tramwell, a pair of dotty sisters and owners of the Flowers Detection Agency. Her first Ellie Haskell novel, The Thin Woman, was selected as one of the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Twentieth Century by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association.[1]

Dorothy Cannell was born in London, England. She moved to the USA in 1963 at the age of 20. She married Julian Cannell in 1964 and they lived in Peoria, Illinois for many years. They recently moved to Belfast, Maine. She is a mother of four, grandmother of ten, and owner of a King Charles Spaniel.[2]

Ellie Haskell Series

  • The Thin Woman (1984)
  • Down the Garden Path (1985)
  • The Widow's Club (1988)
  • Mum's the Word (1990)
  • Femmes Fatal (1992)
  • How to Murder Your Mother-In-Law (1994)
  • How to Murder the Man of Your Dreams (1995)
  • The Spring Cleaning Murders (1998)
  • The Trouble with Harriet (1999)
  • Bridesmaids Revisited (2000)
  • The Importance of Being Ernestine (2002)
  • Withering Heights (2007)
  • Goodbye, Ms. Chips (2008)
  • She Shoots to Conquer (2009)

Novels & Collections

  • God Save the Queen (1997)
  • Naked Came The Farmer (1998)
  • The Sunken Sailor (2004)
  • The Family Jewels and Other Stories (2001)

She has contributed short stories to many compendia and collections.

[3]

References

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