The Thin Woman

The Thin Woman

An Epicurean Mystery

Book - 1992
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Random House, Inc.
Terrified by the prospect of a weekend with her snobby relatives, overweight Ellie Simons decides to distract attention from her personal and professional failings by arriving with an adoring boyfriend in tow. Unfortunately, no such person exists. Enter Bentley T. Haskell, a devilishly handsome escort who willingly agrees to play the part—for a fat fee. But Ellie and Bentley get far more than a miserable visit with relatives when a weekend with Ellie’s eccentric family suddenly turns very, very deadly.

Baker & Taylor
Reluctant to show up at her family reunion carrying so many extra pounds, unmarried, overweight Ellie Simons hires Bentley T. Haskell to pose as her fiance, thus beginning a weekend of romance, jealousy, and murder. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1992, 1984
ISBN: 9780553291957
Branch Call Number: M CANNELL
Characteristics: 273 p


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May 15, 2015

This is the first is a series of books about Ellie, and it is by far the best. Humor, mixed with gothic elements and predictable, but entertaining plot twists, make this an enjoyable weekend read.


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