WorldCat Identities

Cannell, Dorothy

Works: 53 works in 387 publications in 5 languages and 28,502 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Humorous fiction  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English  Short stories  History  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3553.A499, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Dorothy Cannell
Most widely held works by Dorothy Cannell
Withering heights by Dorothy Cannell( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amateur sleuth Ellie Haskell agrees to investigate strange happenings at Cragstone House, a manor in Yorkshire, in part because of her love of Gothic romances
Bridesmaids revisited by Dorothy Cannell( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and German and held by 1,700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The bridesmaids have written to inform Ellie that her grandmother Sophia wishes to make contact. This might have been heartwarming news but for one small detail; Sophia died many years ago."--Jacket
Goodbye, Ms. Chips by Dorothy Cannell( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellie Haskell returns to her old boarding school to solve a case of robbery--and finds herself tracking a murderer
The spring cleaning murders by Dorothy Cannell( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two charwomen are murdered in the English village of Chitterton Fells. Sleuth Ellie Haskell poses as a charwoman to gain entry to homes in the neighborhood, hoping to find clues
She shoots to conquer by Dorothy Cannell( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 1,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Belfrey of Mucklesfeld Manor has decided to save his crumbling establishment by offering himself as the prize on a TV reality show, but after one of his potential brides is shot during an archery contest, Ellie Haskell begins to explore the dark passageways and hidden nooks of Belfrey's delightfully Gothic estate--unprepared for the secrets lurking behind closed doors
How to murder the man of your dreams by Dorothy Cannell( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the Chitterdon Fells librarian is found dead among the stacks, the town invites hunky Karisma, a romance series cover model, for a fund raiser in her name. When he dies, PI Ellie Haskell, herself an avid romance reader, has work on her hands
The importance of being Ernestine : an Ellie Haskell mystery by Dorothy Cannell( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellie Haskell and her housekeeper, Mrs Malloy, are mistaken for detectives and hired by Lady Krumley to investigate a series of fatal accidents that she is convinced are tied to a thirty-year-old curse
How to murder your mother-in-law by Dorothy Cannell( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a pub in England four women amusethemselves over gins, discussing ways of bumping off their mothers-in-law. The game is interrupted by a real mother-in-law murder and the ladies join forces to solve it
The thin woman : an epicurean mystery by Dorothy Cannell( Book )

36 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Thin Woman" introduces Ellie Simons, who wishes to be thin but can't put eclairs out of her mind. Upon receiving an invitation to a family reunion, Ellie hires an escort, returns to the family home, and finds herself face-to-face with a loss of appetite, an unexpected romance, and a sudden murder
God save the Queen! by Dorothy Cannell( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of the Gossinger's butler just after he became heir to Lord Henry's estate leads to a royal scandal
The trouble with Harriet by Dorothy Cannell( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic mystery featuring sleuth Ellie Haskell as she investigates an urn containing the ashes of her father's lady love. A lot of people seem overly interested in the urn, could it contain something else than ashes?
Sea glass summer by Dorothy Cannell( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recovering from a painful divorce, Sarah Draycott has moved to picturesque village of Sea Glass on the Maine coast to make a fresh start. As she finds herself increasingly caught up in the lives of the Sea Glass residents, Sarah finds her broken heart beginning to heal
Femmes fatal by Dorothy Cannell( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once Ellie Haskell's life was a fairy tale: the one about the overweight, underpaid interior designer who falls rapturously in love with a gorgeous prince, has two adorable children, and lives happily ever after. But now, four and a half months after the birth of her twins, Ellie's worst nightmare has come true: The princess has turned into a frog, and the bliss has gone out of the bedroom. Still, Ellie wonders if the answer to her marital woes can be found in an organization called Fully Female. Can a course in the sensual arts, featuring naughty nighties and Peach Melba Love Rub, really rekindle the magic she and her adored Bentley once shared? Somehow Ellie thinks not ... until her faithful housekeeper, suicidal and lovesick, arrives brandishing a gun, and Ellie realizes that Fate is summoning them both to Fully Female. There, in a brightly lit studio run by an ex-chorus girl who promises to turn hausfraus into vamps and girlfriends into wives, Ellie sees some surprisingly familiar faces. Even the stylish Jacqueline Diamond, wife of famed children's television personality Norman the Doorman, is lining up to shake and shimmy her way through Working Women Workouts and divulge all at the Marriage Makeover sessions. But when Ellie's daily is suddenly reduced to a sex-crazed zombie and one would-be siren meets her end in a fatally frothy bubble bath, our heroine begins to suspect that there are dangers in becoming The Woman He Always Wanted. And then another hapless victim of amour turns up dead, and Ellie realizes that more than ill luck is involved. Now she must cook up a scheme to catch a crazed killer ... before love gets a bad name
The widows club by Dorothy Cannell( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hyacinth and Primrose Tramwell of the Flowers Detective Agency are retained to investigate the possible murders of unfaithful husbands in the village of Chitterdon Fells and turn up evidence of the deadly Widows Club
Mum's the word by Dorothy Cannell( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her husband, Ben, drags her to the States for a gourmet cooking competition, the nervous and pregnant Ellie Haskell encounters mystery and murder in the American Midwest
Murder at Mullings by Dorothy Cannell( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In its 300-year history, there has never once been a scandal at Mullings, ancestral home of the decent but dull Stodmarsh family. Until, that is, Edward Stodmarsh makes an ill-advised second marriage to the scheming Regina Stapleton, who insists on bringing her family's 'ornamental hermit' to live on the estate. Suddenly everyone wants to visit Mullings to glimpse this mysterious figure. Strange but harmless, thinks Florence Norris, the family's longstanding housekeeper. But events take a sinister turn with the arrival of sudden, violent death - and suddenly the hermit doesn't seem so harmless after all
Death at Dovecote Hatch by Dorothy Cannell( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suspecting foul play when a mild-mannered villager is found dead, housekeeper Florence Norris investigates a surprise will that reveals dark secrets in the victim's family history
Down the garden path : a pastoral mystery by Dorothy Cannell( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Tessa Fields, a young orphan determined to uncover her true origins. With the help of the Misses Tramwells, two endearing elderly ladies, and the reluctant assistance of her secret love, Harry Harkness, Tessa hits upon a scheme that finds her feigning amnesia and recovering in the Tramwells's ancestral home. But it isn't long before Tessa smells a rat. Why does the butler creep around in his socks, and what was he doing in her closet? How does the coquettish maid know all about Tessa and even more about Harry? Why are these little old ladies so fiendishly good at cards? It soon becomes apparent that the game being played out in this proper English town isn't poker, but murder and Tessa must unmask the perpetrator before she's dealt a fatal hand
The trouble with Harriet by Dorothy Cannell( )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All Ellie Haskell wants is a romantic getaway with her dashing husband, Bentley. Their bags are all packed for a trip to France ... until the arrival of Ellie's long-lost father, Morley Simons, toting the ashes of his platinum blond lady love, Harriet. But when an accident makes Morley a murder suspect, Ellie must ask herself: is he a pawn in a deadly game?
The family jewels and other stories by Dorothy Cannell( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This delightful collection of Cannell's short; stories includes "The Purple Purlioned Pearl," in which a church group discovers a secret that has lived in a church for years. An elderly aunt and her young charge visit a castle with a heartbreaking history in "Cupid's Arrow." Cousin Hilda becomes "The January Sale Stowaway" in order to find a replacement for her beloved Meadow Rose pattern teapot, and young couple Dickie and Foof are introduces in a story of a nobleman who isn't all that he appears in "The Gentleman's Gentleman." In the tongue-in-cheek title story, empty-headed Emmalina is wagered away to marry an earl who dies on their wedding night
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Bridesmaids revisited
Alternative Names
Dorothy Cannell Author

Dorothy Cannell Brits schrijver van misdaadromans

Kėnnell, Doroti

カネル, ドロシー

キャネル, ドロシー

キャネル, ドロシイ


Bridesmaids revisitedGoodbye, Ms. ChipsThe spring cleaning murdersShe shoots to conquerHow to murder the man of your dreamsThe importance of being Ernestine : an Ellie Haskell mysteryHow to murder your mother-in-lawThe thin woman : an epicurean mystery