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One of the most famous authors is Dorothy Cannell. Ms. Cannell is a Briton, who comes from Nottingham in England, though she later on moved to the US in ’63. Dorothy Cannell married Julian Cannell in 1965. They then resided in Peoria, Illinois. Dorothy later on moved to the Maine coast, which she has stayed till now. The two have 4 children, Shana, Jason, Racheal and Warren. Shana resides in Missouri, while the other three are in Central Illinois.
She also owns the King Charles Spaniel, a tiny dog breed, which she stays with, in the Maine Coast. She has written a number of novels. Some of her novels have been rated among the top in the whole world. She took an English 110 course at the Illinois Central College, which is where she developed her writing aspirations. She was advised by her instructor to start writing for publication and after seven years of her course, she published her initial short story. Other than the US and the UK, her books have a number of readers in Germany, Italy, Japan, Ukraine and Russia. Some of the short stories written by Dorothy have been featured in some magazines and anthologies. In addition, some of them have been included in the Agatha Award nomination. In 1994, The Family Jewels novel won her the award. Dorothy Connell is also a member of certain associations of writers like the Sisters in Crime, the American Crime Writers and the Mystery Writers of America.
Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Traditional, Women Sleuths, Romance, Suspense
Her first book, the Thin Woman, was the one that helped her be known by many people.
The novel was named by the Association of the Independent Mystery Booksellers as among the top 100 best mysteries of the twentieth century. The Thin Woman was about one woman, who was frightened by the imagination of a weekend with her relatives that are quite snobby. The woman, Ellie Simons, is the main character and is also overweight and she chooses to distract the attention of the relatives. Ellie plans to get to the reunion with a fine boyfriend. The only problem is that she doesn’t know of any boyfriend that is as adorable as the one in her imaginations. As a result, Ellie chooses to hire a super hunk escort, Bentley T. Haskell. The male escort is intended to play the role of a fiancé. The only challenge is that Ellie is forced to pay a very huge fee to the escort. The two, Ellie and Bentley arrive at the family reunion and clearly, everything is affected, including the family members.
The weekend with the hot escort is what creates the murder, jealously and romance in the entire novel.
The books in suggested reading order:
The Thin Woman
The Widows Club
Mum’s the Word
How to Murder Your Mother-In-Law
How to Murder the Man of Your Dreams
The Spring Cleaning Murders
The Trouble with Harriet
The Importance of Being Ernestine
Goodbye, Ms. Chips
She Shoots to Conquer