The Trouble with Harriet by Dorothy Cannell
Review by Dawn Thomas
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Alibi
Release Date: June 13, 2017
Mystery, British, Women Sleuths
Ellie stops by a Gypsy woman to have her future told. The woman tells Ellie that she shouldn’t be upset or surprised when her father shows up. Ellie’s father has been absent for most of her life with the exception of the occasional letter. When he does arrive, Ellie cannot believe he is there. But there is something wrong. He talks about Harriet being in his suitcase, which makes Ellie and her husband, Ben, suspicious. They listen to his story about meeting Harriet and her death.
This is the 8th book in the Ellie Haskell mystery series. There were too many characters in the story. Some were developed while others were merely mentioned. I got confused between some of the characters and had a time keeping them straight. I have enjoyed other books in the series but I felt this one was a bit long.