The widows club

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Bantam Books, Apr 1, 1988 - Fiction - 338 pages
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Stylish, amusing, and deliciously wicked, the Misses Hyacinth and Primrose Tramwell are hired to investigate a woman's organization whose members choose widowhood over divorce. With the help of a newlywed friend, the spinster sleuths stalk the mastermind of matrimonial murder.

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Review: The Widow's Club (Ellie Haskell Mystery #3)

User Review  - Beth E - Goodreads

This book seems very disjointed, especially compared to the first one, and Ellie is whiny over nothing. I have been complaining about a lot of books lately and am starting to mistrust my own judgment. I think using the detective ladies and their narrative as a framework took away from the story. Read full review

Review: The Widow's Club (Ellie Haskell Mystery #3)

User Review  - Pat - Goodreads

Appears that Ben has dies but I knew better as I read the books out of turn. Flashback to Ellie and Ben's wedding. Ben and Freddy finally get the restaurant ready. Group of women kills husbands like a social group garden club. Good and funny. Read full review

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About the author (1988)

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.