Goodbye, Ms. Chips

Product Number: EB00628881
Released: Jun 07, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780425284032
Publisher: Alibi
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Description

Ellie Haskell goes back to school in the "thoroughly entertaining series" (Cosmopolitan) that began with The Thin Woman. From Agatha Award nominee Dorothy Cannell, this delightful mystery is an education . . . in murder. "Ellie, 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 Haskell, she is no longer a pudgy, wayward pupil but a happily married mother and interior designer with a beautiful home by the sea. Rather, Ellie has been summoned thanks to her reputation as an amateur sleuth. The headmistress, Mrs. Battle, has requested Ellie's help in the investigation into the disappearance of a coveted lacrosse trophy. Unless the prize is found, someone will succeed in dealing the school a great deal of embarrassment. So, despite her less-than-rosy memories of her alma mater, Ellie begins snooping around St. Roberta's-only to have her homecoming spoiled by the suspicious death of the recently retired games mistress, Ms. Chips. Now, with a killer possibly stalking the halls, Ellie must act fast to have a sporting chance at justice. Praise for Goodbye, Ms. Chips "Engaging Ellie provides a peak at boarding-school charms and horrors while solving one of her more intriguing cases."-Kirkus Reviews "This humorous cozy is filled with sympathetic characters and an inside look at an English boarding school."-Booklist Praise for Dorothy Cannell and the Ellie Haskell series "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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Author(s): Dorothy Cannell
Series: Ellie Haskell Mysteries Series No: 12
Genre: Mystery
Original Publish Date: Jun 07, 2016

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