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The Resource The thin woman : an epicurean mystery, Dorothy Cannell

The thin woman : an epicurean mystery, Dorothy Cannell

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The thin woman : an epicurean mystery
Title
The thin woman
Title remainder
an epicurean mystery
Statement of responsibility
Dorothy Cannell
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Language
eng
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Review
A jumbled-up, disjointed, but likable debut--combining fairy-tale romance, treasure hunts, and a homicidal maniac. Interior designer Ellie Simon, Cannell's vastly overweight heroine, has a lively, mostly self-deprecating sense of humor but zilch self-esteem. So, faced with a dreaded family reunion, Ellie hires an escort and fakes an engagement--with urbane Bentley Haskell, a struggling writer, as her paid fiancÉ. And the twosome thus heads off to meet an assemblage of loony relatives: recluse Uncle Merlin and his lifetime, incredibly inept housekeeper Aunt Sybil; regal widow Aunt Astrid and her gorgeous, feather-brained daughter Vanessa; lascivious Uncle Maurice and his semi-hippie son Freddie; plus handyman Jonas, who's not wrapped too tight either. Is there murder at the reunion? Surprisingly--no. But some weeks later Uncle Merlin is dead, leaving his house to Ellie (and fiancÉ Ben)--provided that Ellie loses 60 pounds, Ben writes a book, and they find an unnamed treasure. . . all within six months. So wild complications and lots of family-history tidbits ensue--while subplots multiply and Ellie's initial charm fades into the giddy murk. Still: sporadic amusement, along with signs of a talent that might well rise to the fore in leaner, more disciplined sequels. (Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 1984)
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018735
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Cannell, Dorothy
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Series statement
Ellie Haskell mysteries
Series volume
0001
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  • Overweight women
  • Family reunions
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an epicurean mystery
Label
The thin woman : an epicurean mystery, Dorothy Cannell
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Publication
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
273 p.
Isbn
9780553291957
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(PBK.)
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  • (Sirsi) i9780553291957
  • (OCoLC)25836177
Label
The thin woman : an epicurean mystery, Dorothy Cannell
Publication
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
273 p.
Isbn
9780553291957
Isbn Type
(PBK.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780553291957
  • (OCoLC)25836177

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