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Jane Lawless Mysteries

From the first installment, Hallowed Murder, continuing on through Fever in the Dark, the long running Jane Lawless Mysteries from award-winning author Ellen Hart has delighted fans of the cozy gay mystery genre for more than a decade. Set in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and dealing uniquely with LGBT issues, “Hart, the veteran crime writer, presents her central character, Jane Lawless, with such consistent and off-handed good humour that readers hardly notice the trails she and her character have blazed ….” The Toronto Star.

  • In a Midnight Wood
    • In a Midnight Wood

    • Jane Lawless Mysteries (Volume 27)
      Ellen Hart
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

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  • Twisted at the Root
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    • Twisted at the Root

    • Jane Lawless Mysteries (Volume 26)
      Ellen Hart
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Ellen Hart’s intimate storytelling returns in Twisted at the Root, where Hart’s latest mystery shows the importance of finding the truth.

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  • A Whisper of Bones
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    • A Whisper of Bones

    • Jane Lawless Mysteries (Volume 25)
      Ellen Hart
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Fans of Jane Lawless new and old will be fascinated by newly minted Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Ellen Hart’s latest intricate puzzle in A Whisper of Bones.

      Britt...

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  • Fever in the Dark
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    • Fever in the Dark

    • Jane Lawless Mysteries (Volume 24)
      Ellen Hart
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

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

      In FEVER IN THE DARK by MWA Edgars Grand Master Ellen Hart,...

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  • The Grave Soul
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    • The Grave Soul

    • Jane Lawless Mysteries (Volume 23)
      Ellen Hart
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • In the next riveting, insightful Jane Lawless mystery from award-winning Ellen Hart, Jane searches for the truth behind the death of Kira Adler's mother, which has haunted Kira for many years.

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  • The Old Deep and Dark
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    • The Old Deep and Dark

    • Jane Lawless Mysteries (Volume 22)
      Ellen Hart
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

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

      Renowned theater director Cordelia Thorn is working to restore...

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  • Taken by the Wind
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    • Taken by the Wind

    • Jane Lawless Mysteries (Volume 21)
      Ellen Hart
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

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

      Although Eric and Andrew have been trying to keep up a semblance...

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  • Rest for the Wicked
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    • Rest for the Wicked

    • Jane Lawless Mysteries (Volume 20)
      Ellen Hart
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • 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...

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  • The Lost Women of Lost Lake
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    • The Lost Women of Lost Lake

    • Jane Lawless Mysteries (Volume 19)
      Ellen Hart
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

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

      Restaurateur and part-time P.I. Jane Lawless is taking some...

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  • The Cruel Ever After
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    • The Cruel Ever After

    • Jane Lawless Mysteries (Volume 18)
      Ellen Hart
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

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

      The shock that Minneapolis restaurateur Jane Lawless is...

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  • The Mirror and the Mask
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    • The Mirror and the Mask

    • Jane Lawless Mysteries (Volume 17)
      Ellen Hart
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

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

      Minneapolis restaurateur Jane Lawless is at crossroads....

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  • Sweet Poison
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    • Sweet Poison

    • Jane Lawless Mysteries (Volume 16)
      Ellen Hart
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

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

      Lambda and Minnesota Book Award–winning author and MWA...

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  • The Mortal Groove
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    • The Mortal Groove

    • Jane Lawless Mysteries (Volume 15)
      Ellen Hart
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

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

      Ellen Hart's newest Lambda Award Finalist The Mortal...

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  • Night Vision
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    • Night Vision

    • Jane Lawless Mysteries (Volume 14)
      Ellen Hart
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

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

      Joanna Kasimir, an old friend of Jane Lawless's, left town...

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Ellen Hart

ELLEN HART, named the 2017 Mystery Writers of America’s Grandmaster, is the author of more than thirty mysteries. Entertainment Weekly has called her “a top novelist in the cultishly popular gay mystery genre.” She has won multiple Minnesota Book Awards, and has been nominated twenty-two times for the Lambda Literary Award, winning six. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her partner of forty years.

Photo: Amber Procaccini Photography