Bridesmaid Revisited by Dorothy Cannell
(Ellie Haskell Mysteries)

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For fifteen years the award-winning author of The Thin Woman, The Widow's Club, and Down the Garden Path has enchanted readers across the country. Her latest, Bridemaids Revisited, secures her place as the doyenne of malice domestic. With handsome husband Bentley spending quality father-and-twins time away at a jolly holiday camp, Ellie Haskell plans on some quiet redecorating at Merlin's Court. But she's spooked by a letter from three friends of her maternal grandmother, Sophia--half remembered as "the bridesmaids"--who say her grandmother is anxious to get in touch with her. The only problem is that Sophia has been dead for decades. Ellie sets off for the village where these old ladies all live together: a hearty outdoorswoman, a mousy veteran of three marriages, and the bosom pal who abetted Sophia's secret trysts with an unsuitable gentleman.

There, the bridesmaids hold a seance that spurs Ellie into piecing together Sophia's romantic entanglements, their tragic outcome, and a dark and deadly truth surrounding Ellie's own origins. Cannell adds to her "wonderfully dotty cast of characters" (The Denver Post) in a mystery to die for.
 

About Dorothy Cannell

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Dorothy Cannell is sometimes credited with being the originator of the cozy mystery. In a cozy mystery, the protagonist is a hapless amateur who becomes unwittingly involved in a local murder. Usually the scene is a small, quaint town, the violence takes place offstage and the mystery begins with the discovery of a body. Cannell also attempts to follow mystery writer Agatha Christie's rule that there be six suspects and that the murderer be known to the reader. Born in Nottingham, England, Cannell has written 13 full-length cozies and is a contributor to the popular Sisters in Crime anthologies. Among her novels are The Thin Woman (1984) which won the Best Paperback Novel of the Year Award from the Romance Writers of America, and The Widows' Club (1988), an Agatha Award nominee. Other work includes Down the Garden Path (1985), 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), God Save the Queen! (1997), and The Spring Cleaning Murders (1998). The thirteenth book in her popular Ellie Haskell Mystery series was published in 2008. Cannell lives in Belfast, Maine, and has been known to play host at public libraries' evening mystery programs.
 
Published June 19, 2000 by Viking Adult. 256 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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