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Rest for the Wicked

Rest for the Wicked

A Jane Lawless Mystery

Jane Lawless Mysteries (Volume 20)

Ellen Hart

Minotaur Books




Ellen Hart was named the 2017 MWA Grand Master, the most distinguished lifetime achievement award offered in the mystery community.

DeAndre Moore came to Minneapolis from St. Louis with a purpose, but things aren't going as he planned. When it becomes clear he's in way over his head, DeAndre can think of only one person to call for help—his Uncle Nolan's business partner, newly licensed private investigator Jane Lawless. However, by the time Jane listens to his voice mail, she's hearing a voice from beyond the grave—DeAndre left the message only minutes before he was knifed to death outside a gentlemen's club. Soon his murder isn't the only one.

With Nolan in the hospital, Jane sets out to find out who killed DeAndre, how his death is connected with the others, and what he was doing in Minneapolis in the first place.

Rest for the Wicked is another outstanding addition to Ellen Hart's award-winning mystery series.



After tossing back one last vodka shooter, DeAndre Moore tore through the crowded strip club, certain that the knee breaker who was hot on his heels would send him to the hospital if he didn't get lost—and fast. He'd come early...


Praise for Rest for the Wicked

“Absorbing. . .A host of complex characters--all living full, rich, and dangerous lives--bolsters the brisk, suspenseful story.” —Publishers Weekly

“Engaging” —Publishers Weekly on 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.” —Library Journal on The Lost Women of Lost Lake

“One of the strengths of Hart's acclaimed series (this is the 18th book) is that the rich details about food, family and place never undermine the swift pacing of her plots. Readers feel so much a part of Jane's world that we'd fight for a table at the Lyme House Restaurant in Minneapolis just for a taste of Jane's corned beef and cabbage.” —Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN) on The Cruel Ever After

In the Press

Her partner's enforced stay in the hospital won't stop a newly minted private eye from investigating the murder of his nephew. - Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

Ellen Hart

ELLEN HART, "a top novelist in the cultishly popular gay mystery genre" (Entertainment Weekly), is also a Lambda and Minnesota Book Award winner. The author of nineteen previous mysteries featuring Jane Lawless, she lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Photo: Amber Procaccini Photography

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