The Widows Club (Ellie Haskell Series #2)

The Widows Club (Ellie Haskell Series #2)

by Dorothy Cannell
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The Widows Club (Ellie Haskell Series #2) by Dorothy Cannell

Stylish, amusing, and deliciously wicked—a superb murder mystery from the acclaimed author of The Thin Woman
Divorce can end a marriage. Murder can do it better.
Meet Ellie Haskell, née Simons, thin woman, newlywed, potential murderess. Her life in charming Chitterton Fells promises nothing but endless bliss—until she meets two of the most cunning and unlikely private eyes ever to track down a diabolical killer. Misses Hyacinth and Primrose Tramwell of Flowers Detection Agency have been called in by a major insurance company to investigate the deplorably high incidence of sudden death among the married men of this picturesque municipality. The spinster sleuths soon discover that all the husbands had been unfaithful and their deaths neatly arranged by an enterprising social organization called The Widows Club.

But to find the mastermind behind this insidious ring, the Tramwells need an unhappy and betrayed wife. Enter Ellie, who will endanger life and husband to join The Widows Club and arrange to have her dearly beloved . . . dead.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553277944
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/1989
Series: Ellie Haskell Series , #2
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 345
Sales rank: 427,053
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Dorothy Cannell was born in London, England, and now lives in Belfast, Maine. She 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.

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The Widows Club 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love this series for the fun it provides, then you will like this one too. If you like cozies in general, then you will like this series. As always, there is at least one mystery to be solved, but no goriness. In this particular one, there are too many characters to follow easily, but that is not typical of the series. The overall series gets 5 stars. For the books I recommend, I also recommend the whole series.
BeagleGirl123 11 months ago
I'm enjoying re-reading the Ellie Haskell mysteries, and The Widow's Club (second in the series) is just as wonderful as the first! Ellie is enjoying marital bliss with Ben and they have the house to themselves (Dorcas and Jonah are vacationing in America) until first her mother-in-law and then her father-in-law come for extended visits due to the fast that the are not currently as blissfully happy as Ellie and Ben. At the start of the story, Ellie is approached by the Tramwell sisters, Hyacinth and Primrose, to help them discover who is the founder of The Widow's Club, a group of women in Chitterton Fells who aid each other by ensuring their status as widows instead of divorcees. Ellie must once again, race to the rescue before she becomes a widow herself. Fast-paced, witty and suspenseful! A+
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Very enjoyable
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Think first published in late eighties as read them before. Fun couple and ground breaking genre combo as hero is a chef. Wasnt the era yet to include receipes. Classic village characters not yet turned into a third world drug/violence as recent english mysteries do now. Comforting pagecounter@sparta.fsfl
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