Goodbye, Ms. Chips

An Ellie Haskell Mystery

Ellie Haskell Mysteries (Volume 12 of 13)

Dorothy Cannell

Minotaur Books

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“Ellie, the headmistress wants to see you.” 

Words to strike terror in the heart of any inmate of St. Roberta’s boarding school who has failed to turn in her Latin prep, left out London on a map drawn of England, or prowled the ruins of the medieval abbey at dead of night. Ellie Haskell has been guilty of all these sins and more.

Fortunately, however, she is no longer a pudgy, insecure adolescent but a happily married interior designer with three lively children and a beautiful home by the sea. The only cloud in the sky on this lovely day in June is the message relayed by her friend Dorcas, who became games mistress at St. Roberta’s when the former coach, Ms. Chips, retired. Having heard of Ellie’s success as an amateur detective, the headmistress, Mrs. Battle, wants Ellie to come and find out who has stolen the Loverly sports trophy and is seeking to bring embarrassment to the school.

Her less than rosy memories of St. Roberta’s notwithstanding, Ellie cannot refuse Dorcas’s entreaties and finds herself in the thick of boarding school life, where an apparent schoolgirl prank soon gives way to murder.

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GOODBYE, MS. CHIPS
1"Ellie, the headmistress wants to see you."Words to strike terror in the heart of any inmate of St. Roberta's boarding school for girls who has failed to turn in her Latin prep, left out London when drawing a map of England, or--worse yet--prowled the ruins of the medieval convent at dead of night. Naturally I shuddered, even though I was now a grown woman and the speaker was my dear friend Dorcas Critchley, who had arrived unexpectedly a half hour before.The school I had attended as a pupil was now her place of employment.

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“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 

 “A veritable meringue of a book, light and crisp and airy, but with enough of a puzzle to engage as well as entertain the reader.”
---The Denver Post

“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

“Witty…a funny, entertaining puzzler.”
---Publishers Weekly

“Archly literate and witty, with a soft center.”
---Kirkus Reviews

“One of the year’s funniest and most engaging mysteries.”
---Elizabeth Peters, New York Times bestselling author of the Amelia Peabody mysteries


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About the Author

Dorothy Cannell

DOROTHY CANNELL, a mother of four, grandmother of ten, and owner of a King Charles Spaniel, was born in England and moved to the United States when she was twenty. After living for years in Peoria, Illinois, she and her husband moved to Belfast, Maine. On a lark twenty years ago, she took a writing class. The product of that class, her first Ellie Haskell novel, The Thin Woman, was selected as one of the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Twentieth Century by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. This is her twelfth mystery featuring Ellie, whom Booklist describes as “part Miss Marple, part modern British mum.”

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Goodbye, Ms. Chips
An Ellie Haskell Mystery
Dorothy Cannell

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
March 2009
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ISBN: 9781466826168
ISBN10: 1466826169
320 pages
$7.99
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