Book Reviews of The Thin Woman ( Ellie Haskell, Bk 1)

The Thin Woman ( Ellie Haskell, Bk 1)
The Thin Woman - Ellie Haskell, Bk 1
Author: Dorothy Cannell
ISBN-13: 9780553291957
ISBN-10: 0553291955
Publication Date: 5/1/1992
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 63 ratings
Publisher: Crimeline
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Cozy mystery about an over weight woman who hires a man from an escort service to accompany her to a family reunion.As the weekend leads to sudden death, unexpected romance, and a treasure hunt, the family reunion gives more than she bargained for.
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Ellie Simons longs to be thin - and married. But with her single-minded passion for eclairs and clotted cream, her prospects on both counts seem dim. That's why the summons to attend a family reunion at the old ancestral home is about as welcome as a snake bite. How can she show up with her embarrassingly full figure in her humble unmarried state and keep her chins up? Enter Bentley T. Haskell of Eligibility Escorts, a devastatingly attractive writer of smutty novels who also cooks like a dream. With Ben posing as her besotted beau, Ellie feels brave enough to beard her batty relations in their den ...

A fun - and at times funny - and easy read. Recommended for one of those days you don't want to think too hard, yet want to enjoy the characters and a good mystery.
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Helpful Score: 3
A great book with the English style of writing. Wonderful dialogue, and quirky characters. I look forward to reading more of this author!
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Helpful Score: 3
I love Ellie's sense of humor and her attitude about life. A very enjoyable read.
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A good book of the type. The characters seem stereotypical nowadays, the romance trite and the mystery was predictable but the pacing is good. A nice cozy undemanding read.
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Helpful Score: 2
Bridget Jones meets Agatha Christie. Delightful cozy about a young woman who mustlose 60+ pounds in order to gain an unusual inheritance.
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Delightful!
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good read
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A wonderfully funny beginning to a great series starring Ellie Haskell.
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The original of the series.
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In my opinion, the very best entry in a charming series.
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SOMEwhat reminiscent of Agatha Raisin, only much nicer!!! "A rich, eccentric uncle; a "castle" complete with moat; and a profusion of quirky relatives all have parts in this amusing story which updates the traditional English country house mystery. Ellie, longing to be thin, and Bentley, escort-for-hire turned partner in an unusual treasure hunt, and other likeable characters are strongly characterized ... "
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Best in this series and oh so romantic!
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very funny mystery with a heavy dose of romance.
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Really excellent mystery. Loved the excentric characters.
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Abridged. 2 cassettes, 3 hrs. Read by Amanda Donohoe, who does a nice job.
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2 cassettes - 3 hours - Abridged. Read by Amanda Donohoe

1st in the Ellie Haskell series (British cozy)

My first Dorothy Cannell, but not my last! Enjoyed the audio, but the book might have had some details the abridgement didn't include that would've made it even better.
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British cosy mystery with a Rubenesque heroine and her faux fiancee trying to fulfill the terms of eccentric uncle's will. Very slow; couldn't get into it.
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I stumbled upon this book by accident, and I really ended up liking it. I am a sucker for anything set in the UK, but the story was pretty unique so sucked me right in. I couldn't put it down. It's a quite easy read, but very fun and great if you like amateur sleuth mysteries
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This book was a little too cozy (read: romance) for me and I almost didn't finish it. I stuck with it to experience the re-hab of the estate but then got drawn into the story and read til the end. Descriptions of the re-hab and gourmet cooking and the strong female characters were a pleasure and I would recommend this series to romance and light mystery readers.
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Overweight and unmarried, Ellie Simons balks at the prospect of attending her family reunion. But with a hired escort in tow--posing as husband--she summons the courage to go, little realizing that the weekend will lead to unexpected romance, a treasure hunt--and murder.
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The first in the Ellie Haskell series. Absolutely wonderful!
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Everyone longs to be thin, but really!!
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So-so writing, couldn't get into it..
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spine has been taped