A dark foggy night. A big spooky mansion. "And a reality TV dating show? "It's not exactly what Ellie Haskell expects to find when she's stranded near the Yorkshire moors with her husband Ben and plucky sidekick Mrs. Malloy. Even more surprising, Mrs. Malloy gleefully signs on with the other bachelorettes when she learns Lord Belfry is the prize. Why, some women would "kill" to marry a lord. And others, apparently, would die...Even before the shooting starts, a would-be bride is knocked out of the game--literally--in a fatal car wreck. Then another is struck by Cupid's arrow in an archery contest. Ellie is beginning to suspect that murder is a grim reality in this doomed TV production. And, somewhere in the dark passageways and hidden nooks of Mucklesfeld Manor, another life is about to be cancelled
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 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. She has written thirteen mysteries featuring Ellie, whom "Booklist" describes as "part Miss Marple, part modern British mum."