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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.

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    • A Whisper of Bones

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

    • 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 Press

    • 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 Press

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

      When Guthrie Hewitt calls on restaurateur and private investigator...

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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 Press

    • 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 Press

    • 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 Press

    • 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 Press

    • 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 Press

    • 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 Press

    • 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 Press

    • 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 Press

    • 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 Press

    • 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, “a top novelist in the cultishly popular gay mystery genre” (Entertainment Weekly), is also a Lambda and Minnesota Book Award winner. The author of more than twenty mysteries featuring Jane Lawless, she lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 2017, she was chosen as a Grand Master by Mystery Writers of America (MWA).

Photo: Amber Procaccini Photography