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Hart, Ellen

Works: 70 works in 304 publications in 2 languages and 18,412 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  Detective and mystery stories, American  Interviews 
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 )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 867 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 )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 789 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 )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 762 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
The lost women of lost lake by Ellen Hart( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 753 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
Rest for the wicked by Ellen Hart( Book )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 749 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
Night vision by Ellen Hart( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 748 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
Taken by the Wind by Ellen Hart( Book )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 703 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"--
An intimate ghost by Ellen Hart( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 693 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
The Old Deep and Dark by Ellen Hart( Book )
8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 686 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"--
Mortal groove by Ellen Hart( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 685 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
The iron girl by Ellen Hart( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 679 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
Wicked games by Ellen Hart( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 673 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 )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 654 libraries worldwide
When restaurant reviewer-cum-sleuth Sophie Greenway stumbles upon an old diary, she has no idea it will toss her into the center of the family tragedy unfolding at Prairie Lodge. Sophie discovers that being a friend to Elaine Veelund, daughter of mansion's designer, has become dangerous. Sophie soon realizes that in a recipe that calls for deceit, sibling rivalry, old grudges and ultimately murder, she may be the main ingredient
The grave soul by Ellen Hart( Book )
6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 651 libraries worldwide
"When Guthrie Hewitt calls on restaurateur and private investigator Jane Lawless, he doesn't know where else he can turn. Guthrie has fallen for a girl-Kira Adler. In fact, he was planning to propose to her on Christmas Eve. But his trip home with Kira over Thanksgiving made him uneasy. All her life, Kira has been haunted by a dream-a nightmare, really. In the dream, she witnesses her mother being murdered. She knows it can't be true because the dream doesn't line up with the facts of her mother's death. But after visiting Kira's home for the first time, and receiving a disturbing anonymous package in the mail, Guthrie starts to wonder if Kira's dream might hold more truth than she knows. When Kira's called home again for a family meeting, Guthrie knows he needs Jane's help to figure out the truth, before the web of secrets Kira's family has been spinning all these years ensnares Kira too. And Jane's investigation will carry her deep into the center of a close-knit family that is not only fraying at the edges, but about to burst apart. In The Grave Soul, Ellen Hart once again brings her intimate voice to the story of a family and the secrets that can build and destroy lives"--
The Merchant of Venus by Ellen Hart( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 635 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
A small sacrifice : a Jane Lawless mystery by Ellen Hart( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 610 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
Fever in the dark by Ellen Hart( Book )
5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 596 libraries worldwide
When a video of their engagement goes viral on the heels of the Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage, Fiona and Annie turn for help to private investigator Jane Lawless to safeguard a secret from Annie's past
Immaculate midnight by Ellen Hart( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 573 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 555 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
Ellen Hart ( visu )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Book reviewer Barbara Haugen interviews former chef and mystery writer, Ellen Hart. They discuss Hart's 11 year career as a chef in a Twin Cities sorority and her transition to a writer of cozy mystery fiction with her first book, Hallowed murder, which takes place in a sorority on the campus of a Twin Cities university. Hart discusses the underlying themes of her first three books: Hallowed murder (religious intolerance), Vital lies (the lies people must tell themselves in order to maintain their psychological equilibrium), and Stage fright (good and evil). They also talk about Hart's newest mystery, A killing cure, which involves a Minneapolis women's club. Other topics explored include the difficulties of writing about an amateur sleuth, the importance of gay and lesbian central characters in Hart's books, the genesis of the series main characters (Minneapolis restaurateur Jane Lawless and St. Paul theatre manager Cordelia Thorn), and using Minnesota and Wisconsin as locales
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Ellen Hart Amerikaans romanschrijfster
Ellen Hart écrivaine américaine
Ellen Hart escritora estadounidense
Эллен Харт
الن هارت
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German (4)
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