Thursday, April 24, 2014

Dorothy Cannell

Dorothy Cannell is the author of mystery novels and numerous short stories, including the award-winning Ellie Haskell mystery series. Born in Nottingham, England, she came to the U.S. in 1963. She married Julian Cannell, and lived in Peoria, Illinois, from 1965 to 2004. They now reside on the Maine coast with their dog Teddy and a cat named Killer. They have four children.

Dorothy traces her writing aspirations to the English 110 course she took at Illinois Central College. Her instructor encouraged her to write for publication. Seven years later, she sold her first short story. She has since published 18 novels.

In addition to the U.S. and the United Kingdom, Dorothy's books are sold in Japan, Germany, Italy, Russia and Ukraine.

Her short stories have been published in a variety of anthologies and magazines.  Several have been nominated for the Agatha award.  "The Family Jewels" won in 1994.

Dorothy is a member of Mystery Writers of America, American Crime Writers, and Sisters in Crime.

Come meet Dorothy Cannell and dozens of other Maine authors at this year's Books in Boothbay festival!

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