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The Resource Bridesmaids Revisited, Dorothy Cannell, (electronic resource)

Bridesmaids Revisited, Dorothy Cannell, (electronic resource)

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Bridesmaids Revisited
Title
Bridesmaids Revisited
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Dorothy Cannell
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Language
eng
Summary
In this "entertaining gothic tale" ( Chicago Sun-Times ) that "reads like Wuthering Heights on steroids" ( Publishers Weekly ), amateur sleuth Ellie Haskell gets caught up in the drama of a trio of ancient spinsters—and the ghosts of murder past. "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 childhood friends, known collectively as "the bridesmaids." Ellie once asked her mother where the nickname came from and her mother replied, "It's a long story, best forgotten." After all, every family has its secrets. Now, thirty years later, a letter from the bridesmaids arrives informing Ellie that her grandmother, Sophia, wishes to make contact. This might have been heartwarming news but for one small detail: Sophia is dead. Ellie sets out to visit the bridesmaids, expecting to set the record straight. What she gets is a life-changing journey into the unknown, from a séance and a hidden diary to a mysterious death that took place more than fifty years ago. Praise for Bridesmaids Revisited "Witty . . . [Dorothy] Cannell fleshes out an entertaining gothic tale, old-fashioned in structure, sprinkled with . . . wacky humor." — Chicago Sun-Times "The tale sometimes reads like Wuthering Heights on steroids. . . . Cannell's smooth narration and her appealing, smart-mouthed characters charm you into suspending disbelief. The result is a thoroughly delightful puzzle." — Publishers Weekly "Full of gothic touches and the ineffable sweetness of memory, this is clearly Cannell's best so far." — Booklist Praise for Dorothy Cannell and the Ellie Haskell series "A thoroughly entertaining series." — Cosmopolitan "It is the absurd predicaments of her central characters that readers find themselves recalling, and Cannell is cunning at devising outlandish situations for them." — Chicago Sun-Times "Cannell is a master of subtle wit and humorous asides that lift her cozies to great heights. Before the influx of writers trying to out-humor Janet Evanovich, there was Dorothy Cannell. Long may she write!" — Library Journal
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A strange letter from three friends of her dead grandmother triggers a mystery for Ellie Haskell as she tries to figure out why they think the deceased woman is trying to communicate a message to her
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018729
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Cannell, Dorothy
Dewey number
813.54
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Series statement
Ellie Haskell mysteries
Series volume
0010
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  • Fiction
  • Mystery
Target audience
adult
Label
Bridesmaids Revisited, Dorothy Cannell, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781610847940
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e49ed08c-dbaa-49cd-b8ba-1a5fdd5acfbb
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
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Label
Bridesmaids Revisited, Dorothy Cannell, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610847940
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e49ed08c-dbaa-49cd-b8ba-1a5fdd5acfbb
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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