How to Murder the Man of Your Dreams (Ellie Haskell Series #7) by Dorothy Cannell | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
How to Murder the Man of Your Dreams (Ellie Haskell Series #7)

How to Murder the Man of Your Dreams (Ellie Haskell Series #7)

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by Dorothy Cannell
     
 

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When Ellie Haskell arrives at the Chitteron Fells Library meeting, she discovers the librarian's corpse sprawled next to an open copy of The Dream Lover and must unmask the killer before she meets her own untimely--and unromantic--fate.

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When Ellie Haskell arrives at the Chitteron Fells Library meeting, she discovers the librarian's corpse sprawled next to an open copy of The Dream Lover and must unmask the killer before she meets her own untimely--and unromantic--fate.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The sleuthing is lightweight in this seventh Ellie Haskell story (following How to Murder Your Mother-in-Law), but Cannell's energetic style, loquacious storytelling and subtle humor are firmly in place. After the death of the local librarian in Chitterdon Fells, the recently married milkman adopts her rambunctious dog and the Library League decides to place a bust of the deceased woman in the library. Ellie, who has just hired an au pair for her twins, agrees to contact romance paperback model Karisma to ask if he will appear in a fundraising event. Karisma consents, but, before he arrives, the portly milkman meets an undignified end, suffering a heart attack while trying to wrestle a piece of steak from his new dog. Then, in an apparent accident, Karisma meets his maker in the library. Ellie doubts that the rash of deaths in her small community is just bad luck and, setting her mind to it, finds no shortage of murder suspects. While readers will relish Cannell's witty intelligence, some may wish that this tale, with no clear murder until near the end and little active detection, placed more emphasis on its mystery elements. (Sept.)
Library Journal
Ellie Haskell, happily married to a former paid escort, finds herself absorbed in her twin toddlers, romance novels, and the idea of a career in interior design. Also distancing her from her handsome hubby are events in Chitterton Fells: the town librarian dies under mysterious circumstances, Ellie's nemesis cousin descends on her, and the Library League invites Ellie's fantasy, Karismaa hunky paperback cover modelto a fundraiser. While told with tongue firmly and dramatically in cheek, the plot loses some humor to often viciously articulate prose and recherch detail. For series fans (e.g., The Widow's Club, Bantam, 1988).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307816641
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/14/2012
Series:
Ellie Haskell Series , #7
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
177,122
File size:
2 MB

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