Dorothy Cannell

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General Information

Name: Dorothy Cannell

Pen Name: None

Genres: Mystery

Born: 1943 in Nottingham, England

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Illinois Connection

Dorothy married Julian Cannell in 1964 and they lived in Peoria, Illinois for many years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dorothy Cannell moved to the United States in 1963 to work as a secretary in Chicago. After living getting married, she moved to Peoria, Illinois with her husband. They lived there until he retired and they now live in Belfast, Maine.

Cannell's mysteries are set in her native England. They feature Ellie Haskell, interior decorator and Ben Haskell, writer and chef, and Hyacinth and Primrose Tramwell, a pair of dotty sisters and owners of the Flowers Detection Agency. She has been a member of Mystery Writers of America, American Crime Writers, Sisters in Crime, Novelists, Inc.

Published Works

  • The Thin Woman, St. Martin`s Press, 1985
  • Down the Garden Path, St. Martin`s Press, 1985
  • The Widows Club, Bantam, 1988
  • Mum`s The Word, Bantam, 1990
  • Femmes Fatal, Bantam, 1992
  • How To Murder Your Mother-In-Law, Bantam, 1994
  • How To Murder the Man of Your Dreams, Bantam, 1995
  • God Save the Queen, Bantam, 1997
  • The Spring Cleaning Murders, Viking, 1998
  • The Trouble with Harriet, Viking, 1999
  • Bridesmaids Revisited, Penguin, 2001
  • The Importance of Being Ernestine, Viking, 2002
  • Good Bye Ms. Chips, Minotaur Books, 2008
  • Withering Heights, St. Martin's Press, 2008
  • She Shoots to Conquer, Minotaur Books, 2009
  • Sea Glass Summer, Severn House Publishers, 2012

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The Widows Club (Ellie Haskell)

ISBN: 0553277944
Release Date: 1989-09-01

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Femmes Fatal

ISBN: 0553296841
Release Date: 1994-01-01

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How to Murder Your Mother-In-Law

ISBN: 9781423354475
Release Date: 2008-08-11

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How to Murder the Man of Your Dreams

ISBN: 0553573608
Release Date: 1996-10-01

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God Save the Queen!

ISBN: 055357468X
Release Date: 1998-04-01

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The Spring Cleaning Murders (Ellie Haskell Mysteries, No. 8)

ISBN: 0140276157
Release Date: 1999-05-01

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The Spring Cleaning Murders

ISBN: 0641589026
Release Date: 1998

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The Spring Cleaning Murders (Ellie Haskell Mysteries, No. 8)

ISBN: 0140276157
Release Date: 1999-05-01

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Withering Heights (Ellie Haskell)

ISBN: 031294683X
Release Date: 2008-04-01

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She Shoots to Conquer (Ellie Haskell Mysteries)

ISBN: 0312343396
Release Date: 2009-03-31

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Sea Glass Summer

ISBN: 0727881833
Release Date: 2012-10-01

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Literary Awards

Cannell's first Ellie Haskell novel, The Thin Woman, was selected as one of the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Twentieth Century by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

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