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Hart, Ellen

Works: 50 works in 239 publications in 2 languages and 18,138 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  Detective and mystery stories, American 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: PS3558.A6775, 813.54
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Publications about Ellen Hart
Publications by Ellen Hart
Most widely held works about Ellen Hart
Most widely held works by Ellen Hart
The cruel ever after by Ellen Hart( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 901 libraries worldwide
The shock that Minneapolis restaurateur Jane Lawless is in for when Chester Garrity, her ex-husband, returns to a city that he swore he'd never see again is nothing compared to Chester's own. After their divorce many years ago, he took off with his inheritance to travel the world, leaving Jane with enough seed money to open her first restaurant, which worked out well for Jane but less so for Chester. Now he's back and penniless, or as he would prefer to say, between fortunes. He's working an angle to make his next one by selling a priceless artifact recently looted from the Baghdad Museum, but it all falls through when he wakes up next to the dead body of his buyer with no memory of what happened the night before
The mirror and the mask by Ellen Hart( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 834 libraries worldwide
Taking a seemingly easy job in her first case as a fledgling private investigator, Jane Lawless attempts to track down the missing father of client Annie Andrews, a successful effort with unanticipated consequences
Sweet poison by Ellen Hart( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 806 libraries worldwide
Struggling to juggle her career as a restaurateur while working on her father's campaign for governor, Jane Lawless turns sleuth once again when an opponent charges her father, a former defense attorney, with allowing criminals to roam the streets at the same time that one of the volunteers on the campaign is found murdered
Night vision by Ellen Hart( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 799 libraries worldwide
Years after fleeing a terrifying stalker, reclusive Hollywood actress Joanna Kasimir emerges from her seclusion to star in a Minneapolis production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? but is forced to enlist the assistance of her friends, amateur sleuth Jane Lawless and Cordelia Thorn, when her old enemy returns to prey on his victim again
The lost women of lost lake by Ellen Hart( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 760 libraries worldwide
Caring for an injured friend, restaurateur Jane Lawless discovers that her friend has been harboring a secret fear about a tragic accident that occurred years earlier and involves a suspicious reporter
An intimate ghost by Ellen Hart( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 757 libraries worldwide
Arriving late at a wedding she was hired to cater, Jane Lawless discovers that the guests have been drugged and that the groom has died, a situation for which she realizes she will be blamed unless she can identify the responsible party
Mortal groove by Ellen Hart( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 749 libraries worldwide
When her father, Ray Lawless, is tapped to run for governor of Minnesota, his campaign has unexpected consequences for Jane Lawless as the media and Ray's opponents threaten to dig up decades-old secrets tied to everyone around him
Rest for the wicked by Ellen Hart( Book )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 745 libraries worldwide
Receiving an urgent message from hospitalized partner Andy Nolan's nephew, who is killed minutes later, restaurateur and private investigator Jane Lawless embarks on a solo quest to identify the culprit and the victim's link to other killings
The iron girl by Ellen Hart( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 728 libraries worldwide
While sorting through the belongings of her late lover, Christine Kane, Minneapolis restaurateur Jane Lawless discovers a gun that could hold the clue to Christine's death as well as the murders of three members of the Simoneau family
Dial M for meat loaf by Ellen Hart( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 712 libraries worldwide
When the town's former mayor, near death from a stroke, confesses that he was responsible for the car bombing that claimed the life of the unsavory Kriby Runbeck, family friend and food maven Sophie Greenway becomes embroiled in the investigation into the seemingly open-and-shut case
Wicked games by Ellen Hart( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 707 libraries worldwide
In Minneapolis, restaurant owner and sleuth Jane Lawless investigates her new tenant, a writer with psychic powers who claims to have witnessed murders. Is he telling the truth, or is there another reason he knows about them?
Death on a silver platter : (a Culinary mystery) by Ellen Hart( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 699 libraries worldwide
Far from being the idyllic home Carl Veelund envisioned when he built the grand mansion years ago, Prairie Lodge has become the keeper of many dark and terrible secrets. Now family members are dropping like flies: Two women are dead - and truths long hidden are about to be brought to light. When restaurant reviewer-cum-sleuth Sophie Greenway stumbles upon an old diary, she has no idea it will toss her like a salad into the center of the tragedies unfolding at Prairie Lodge. it appears that being a dear friend to carl's daughter, elaine, has become dangerous. For in a recipe that calls for murder, deceit, sibling rivalry, and old grudges that die hard, Sophie finds herself the main ingredient
Taken by the Wind by Ellen Hart( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 684 libraries worldwide
"PI and restaurateur Jane Lawless must track down two missing teenagers Although Eric and Andrew have been trying to keep up a semblance of normal life, they know their thirteen-year-old son Jack has been having a tough time of it since they separated. They've been concerned, but now they're terrified--Jack has run away from home. It happened once before, just after the separation, but then it was only a matter of hours before Eric found him. This time, Jack disappeared with his cousin, and the two of them haven't been seen for more than twenty-four hours. Desperate, Eric and Andrew call on private investigator Jane Lawless, a friend of Andrew's from years ago. Despite the fact that her business partner, A.J. Nolan, is now in a wheelchair and struggling with depression, Jane agrees to help out. But after examining Eric and Andrew's home, Jane's first impression of the case isn't good--in fact, she's not convinced the boys ran away at all. She thinks they may have been abducted ... or worse. Taken by the Wind, the latest riveting mystery from award-winning author Ellen Hart, is a race against the clock for Jane and the terrified parents of two missing boys"--
The Merchant of Venus by Ellen Hart( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 678 libraries worldwide
"Jane Lawless is a woman at a crossroads, her lover has left, she has finally recovered from a vicious attack sustained last year, and the holidays are closing in. With no one to help her ring in the new year, Jane reluctantly agrees to accompany her good friend Cordelia Thorn on a peculiar holiday trip. Cordelia's estranged sister, Broadway star Octavia Thorn, has asked them to attend her wedding."--Jacket
The Old Deep and Dark by Ellen Hart( Book )
8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 658 libraries worldwide
"Renowned theater director Cordelia Thorn is working to restore a historic theater in downtown Minneapolis that she and her actress sister, Octavia, recently bought. Cordelia has a vision for the playhouse's future, but the more she learns about the building, the more fascinated she becomes by its past. Nicknamed "The Old Deep and Dark" because of the Prohibition-era double murder that occurred in the basement--then a speakeasy--there are a wealth of secrets hidden inside its walls. And, to her shock and horror, Cordelia discovers that there is also one present-day body literally buried in a basement wall. Cordelia immediately calls on her best friend, P.I. Jane Lawless. Although Jane is already in the thick of another investigation--she's embroiled in a well-known country-western singer's family scandal--she agrees to help Cordelia out on the side. But show-biz is a small world, and as Jane starts tracing the trails of two separate investigations, she's surprised to find they might not be as unconnected as she thought. With The Old Deep and Dark, the latest installment in the award-winning Jane Lawless series, Ellen Hart has crafted another impeccably plotted, seamlessly written mystery"--
A small sacrifice : a Jane Lawless mystery by Ellen Hart( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 645 libraries worldwide
At a college theater reunion in St. Paul, Minnesota, one of the guests collapses and dies. The only thing the others know about him is that he spent seven years in jail for impersonating an IRS officer. Jane Lawless investigates. By the author of A Killing Cure
Immaculate midnight by Ellen Hart( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 610 libraries worldwide
When her defense attorney father's client kills himself in his cell, the man's own father blames the lawyer for his son's death and plans to seek revenge by targeting the client's father's children, including lesbian sleuth Jane Lawless
Faint praise : a Jane Lawless mystery by Ellen Hart( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 600 libraries worldwide
A well-known television personality, dressed in compromising attire, jumps from Foshay Tower to his death, and Jane Lawless and Cordelia Thorn start their investigation with the eclectic residents of Minneapolis' Linden Lofts
Hunting the witch by Ellen Hart( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 591 libraries worldwide
Restaurateur Jane Lawless of Minneapolis investigates the murder of a board member of a philanthropic organization. One motive could be his opposition to a charity project, another his homosexuality
Robber's wine : a Jane Lawless mystery by Ellen Hart( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 587 libraries worldwide
Jane Lawless and Cordelia Thorn hope that Pokegama Lake is just the vacation site they have been looking for, but a mysterious death turns the sleepy town on its ear
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Alternative Names
Эллен Харт
الن هارت
English (135)
German (6)
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