Book List:21 titles
  • November, 1932. Still reeling from the recent murder at Mullings, country estate of the wealthy Stodmarsh family, the peaceful little village of Dovecote Hatch is about to be rocked by news of another violent death. When mild-mannered Kenneth Tenneso...


  • An intriguing 1930s country house murder mystery: first in the brand-new Florence Norris series 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, Edwar...


  • During the course of a long, hot summer in the picturesque coastal village of Sea Glass, shattered lives are restored and new romance blossoms. Recovering from a painful divorce, Sarah Draycott has moved to the picture-postcard village of Sea Gla...


  • On a dark and foggy night, charming amateur sleuth Ellie Haskell, her husband Ben, and her plucky sidekick Mrs. Malloy find themselves stranded at a grand estate on the Yorkshire moors. Lord Belfrey of Mucklesfeld Manor has decided to save his crumbl...


  • It's back to school for plump girl turned Thin Woman Ellie Haskell! "The headmistress wants to see you." Words to strike terror in the heart of any inmate of St. Roberta's boarding school. Fortunately for Ellie, she is no longer a pudgy, wayward pup...


  • Ellie Haskell -- the formerly plump girl turned Thin Woman, happily married mother of three, Gothic romance addict, and sometime sleuth -- is back! When her in-laws invite her to the Yorkshire moors, Ellie can't resist. The name "Cragstone House" ...


  • in The Sunken Sailor

    Fourteen masters of the mystery and suspense genre--including Jan Burke, Carolyn Hart, Simon Brett, and Edward Marston--each contribute an individual chapter to a round robin mystery about a weekend house party in a small English village that is turn...


  • Reluctant best pals Ellie and Mrs. Malloy masquerade as detectives--can they find the killer before they kill each other? Ever since Mrs. Malloy started moonlighting in a detective's office her employer, Ellie Haskell, has grudgingly missed the ca...


  • "Rosemary, Thora, and Jane, lived at the end of the lane, one was thin, one was fat, and one was very plain." This is how Ellie Haskell remembers her grandmother's three friends, known collectively as "the bridesmaids." Ellie once asked her mother...






  • A delayed vacation is the least of Ellie Haskell's worries when her long-lost father shows up on her doorstep with some rather troublesome baggage Ellie Haskell and her husband, Ben, haven't had a vacation in years. Now their bags are packed, and ...


  • Dust mops ... deadly? Ellie Haskell--Dorothy Cannell's heroine of the weight-loss wars and busy mother of twins--returns in a mystery that fizzes with deadly wit. When the ever-caustic Mrs. Roxie Malloy tearfully leaves her employ, Ellie Haskell i...


  • At gloomy Gossinger Hall, where the chill of centuries calls for three sweaters, Sir Henry Gossinger has just dropped a bombshell. He has announced to all that he has rewritten his will, bequeathing everything to his devoted butler, Hutchins. Not sin...


  • in Malice Domestic 6

    Esteemed mystery writer Anne Perry, author of twenty-five novels and two acclaimed detective series, heads up a delectable cast of contemporary writers, the very best from both sides of the Atlantic. In the tradition of Britain's honored crime writer...


  • Any day now, stay-at-home mum Ellie Haskell plans to slim down, kick the romance-reading habit, and resume her career. But not today, for when she arrives for the Chitterton Fells Library League meeting, she stumbles upon a corpse: Miss Bunch, the li...


  • Nothing like a live-in mother-in-law to reduce a woman to the role of junior housemaid. That's what Ellie Haskell discovers when her husband's parents have a row in the midst of their anniversary dinner, and mother Magdalene seeks refuge in Ellie's g...


  • in Malice Domestic 3

    Acclaimed Agatha Award-winning author Nancy Pickard dishes up a perfectly delicious new feast of original mystery stories, served up in classic Agatha Christie style. Celebrating the enduring legacy of the most beloved crime writer of all time, MALIC...


  • Once Ellie Haskell's life was a fairy tale: theone about the overweight, underpaid interiordesigner who falls rapturously in love with a gorgeousprince and lives happily ever after. But now, fourmonths after the birth of her twins, her worstnightmare...


  • In her latest mystery treat the award-winning author of The Thin Woman and The Widows Club dishes up a deliciously wicked souffle of suspense, motherhood--and of course--murder.... Several pounds heavier--and gaining--blissful mother-to-be Ellie H...


  • Stylish, amusing, and deliciously wicked—a superb murder mystery from the acclaimed author of The Thin Woman   Divorce can end a marriage. Murder can do it better.   Meet Ellie Haskell, née Simons, thin woman, newlywed, potential murderess. Her ...


  • In a charming English village, nothing is what it seems ... Tessa Fields is a young orphan determined to uncover her true origins. With the help of the Misses Tramwell, two endearing elderly ladies, and the reluctant assistance of her secret love,...


  • Ellie Simons longs to be thin -- and married. But with her single-minded passion for eclairs and clotted cream, her prospects on both counts seem dim. That's why the summons to attend a family reunion at the old ancestral home is about as welcome as ...