The Spring Cleaning Murders: An Ellie Haskell Mystery by Dorothy Cannell

The Spring Cleaning Murders: An Ellie Haskell Mystery

byDorothy Cannell

Kobo ebook | May 9, 2017

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Dust mops are deadly in this “irresistible” (Minneapolis Star Tribune) and “wickedly witty” (Chicago Sun-Times) cozy mystery featuring the beloved Ellie Haskell—the signature heroine of Agatha Award nominee Dorothy Cannell.
 
When the ever-scrupulous and ever-caustic Mrs. Roxie Malloy leaves her employ in tears, Ellie Haskell—busy mother of twins—is forced to find another cleaning person. As she searches for someone who can at least aspire to taking Mrs. Malloy’s place, Ellie turns the household topsy-turvy, overcome with spring-cleaning fever. But when members of the Chitterton Fells Charwomen’s Association (C.F.C.W.A.) start biting the dust, Ellie swaps scrubbing for sleuthing to find out what dark secrets have been swept under the rug.
 
With the help of her husband, Ben, her feckless cousin Freddy, and an assortment of homemade cleaning solutions, Ellie joins the C.F.C.W.A.’s roster and embarks on a brief stint as a mercenary maid—just long enough to snoop through her neighbors’ things and find out which one has more than dust bunnies and dirty dishes to hide.
 
Praise for The Spring Cleaning Murders
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“Irresistible . . . Pick up [The Spring Cleaning Murders] and let the dust bunnies lie where they fall.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune
 
“Wickedly witty . . . outrageous plotting.”Chicago Sun-Times
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Title:The Spring Cleaning Murders: An Ellie Haskell MysteryFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 9, 2017Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399180397

ISBN - 13:9780399180392

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Charming Cozy Title: The Spring Cleaning Murders - Ellie Haskell Mystery Book 7 Author: Dorothy Cannell Publisher: Random House Publishing Group Published: 5-9-2017 Pages: 238 Genre: Mystery & Thriller Sub-Genre: Suspense, Women's Fiction, Cozy Mystery, Amateur Sleuth, ISBN: 9780399180392 ASIN: B01KE61LTI Reviewed For NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group Reviewer: DelAnne Rating: 4.25 Stars When the ever-scrupulous and ever-caustic Mrs. Roxie Malloy leaves her employ in tears, Ellie Haskell—busy mother of twins—is forced to find another cleaning person. As she searches for someone who can at least aspire to taking Mrs. Malloy’s place, Ellie turns the household topsy-turvy, overcome with spring-cleaning fever. But when members of the Chitterton Fells Charwomen’s Association (C.F.C.W.A.) start biting the dust, Ellie swaps scrubbing for sleuthing to find out what dark secrets have been swept under the rug. With the help of her husband, Ben, her feckless cousin Freddy, and an assortment of homemade cleaning solutions, Ellie joins the C.F.C.W.A.’s roster and embarks on a brief stint as a mercenary maid—just long enough to snoop through her neighbors’ things and find out which one has more than dust bunnies and dirty dishes to hide. Ellie, the mother of twins, decides it is time for a through Spring cleaning and wants to use some of the recipes for cleaning supplies she has found in an old book of one of her ancestors. With Mrs. Mallory announcing she is moving to London Ellie hires one of Mrs. Mallory's associates. When the woman dies from a fall Ellie thinks it was foul play, then another second char woman turns up dead. Ellie races to find a killer and the reason behind the killings before another body is found. This is the seventh in the series, but can be read as a stand alone. Filled with a cast of characters that are diversified and interesting personalities. Well written plot with scenes move smoothly one to another. A quick fun read. My rating of "The Spring Cleaning Murders - Ellie Haskell Mystery Book 7" is 4.25 out of 5 stars.
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I really enjoyed this. This is only the second book I have read in the series but I enjoyed it. The characters have grown on me and the whodunit was well written. I voluntarily read an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Date published: 2017-03-23