The Thin Woman

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Bantam Books, 1992 - Fiction - 273 pages
4 Reviews
Terrified by the prospect of a weekend with her snobby relatives, overweight Ellie Simons decides to distract attention from her personal and professional failings by arriving with an adoring boyfriend in tow. Unfortunately, no such person exists. Enter Bentley T. Haskell, a devilishly handsome escort who willingly agrees to play the part for a fat fee. But Ellie and Bentley get far more than a miserable visit with relatives when a weekend with Ellie s eccentric family suddenly turns very, very deadly."
 

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User Review  - ehousewright - LibraryThing

I loved the premise of this funny first-in-a-series mystery—tired of all of the pointed comments about her weight and her relationships or lack of same, Ellie hires Ben to be her escort to a family ... Read full review

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User Review  - phyllis2779 - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this book. Not sure if I'm going to keep it or not. This is the second one I've read by this author. The plot was very good until the end at which point the perpetrator has a monologue ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
13
Section 3
14
Section 4
22
Section 5
34
Section 6
46
Section 7
57
Section 8
74
Section 11
121
Section 12
137
Section 13
156
Section 14
175
Section 15
192
Section 16
206
Section 17
226
Section 18
252

Section 9
89
Section 10
104
Section 19
269
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About the author (1992)

Dorothy Cannell was born in Nottingham, England, and now lives in Belfast, Maine. She writes mysteries featuring interior decorator Ellie Haskell, writer and chef Bentley Haskell, and Hyacinth and Primrose Tramwell, a pair of dotty sisters and owners of the Flowers Detection Agency.

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