Hart, Ellen

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Twisted at the Root

Hart crafts a satisfying conclusion in her sequel to A Whisper of Bones; it’s obvious why Mystery Writers of America named her a Grand Master. Fans of unreliable narrator mysteries may want to try this one, which has an entire cast of dodgy suspects. [See Prepub Alert, 2/4/19.]

Fever in the Dark: A Jane Lawless Mystery

A YouTube video of Fiona and Annie's marriage proposal is about to go viral, but Annie is terrified that her hidden past will surface...

Taken by the Wind: A Jane Lawless Mystery

The 21st case (after Rest for the Wicked) in a long-standing and much-lauded Lambda Literary Award-winning series finds PI Jane vowing to find two runaway teen boys, secretly worrying that they might have been abducted...

Rest for the Wicked: A Jane Lawless Mystery

Armed with her newly minted PI license, Jane spreads her wings in this wintry Twin Cities case involving the nephew of her business partner, Nolan...

The Lost Women of Lost Lake

This engrossing, thought-provoking entry by a Lambda and Minnesota Book Award winner proves that long-running series don't have to lose steam. Hart makes it easy for newcomers to jump in, and regular followers of this series will be glad to see what Jane decides to tell retired detective friend Nolan at the book's conclusion. Topically, consider pairing with Libby Fischer Hellmann's Set the Night on Fire.

The Cruel Ever After

Hart, a Lambda and Minnesota Book Award winner, has consistently maintained a level of excellence throughout her 18 Lawless mysteries. Here she explores the relationships between siblings and what happens to a family when one of the children disappears. Hart never overplays Jane's lesbianism. It is just a fact of life in this truly engaging mystery series.

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