The Thin Woman Author:Dorothy Cannell Meet Ellie Simons, funny, self-deprecating, a talented interior designer by profession, and by avocation-a fat girl. Meet Bentley T. Haskell- a pornographer who wishes he wrote Literature and who moonlights as a man-for-hire at Eligibility Escorts. Dreading the ghastly family gathering her odd Uncle Merlin has arranged, Ellie rents Ben for the w... more »eekend.
But to everyone's horror, Merlin up and dies, leaving behind a quirly Last Will and Testament that bequeaths Merlin's Court, the woefully neglected family estate, to Ellie and Ben-if four conditions are met. Within six months of residence at the estate, Ellie must lose 63 pounds, Ben must write a book without a word of smut in it, and they must find the treasure hidden at Merlin's Court.« less
The Thin Woman is an easy to read mystery. It is the first book in the series with the character Ellie Haskell. There is a little bit of romance but not so much to take away the 'mystery' surrounding Merlin's Court, the neglected family estate. I din't guess the ending and I enjoyed the book.