Ellen Hart
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Ellen Hart

Ellen Hart is the author of thirty-two crime novels in two different series. She is a six-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Mystery, a three-time winner of the Minnesota Book Award for Best Popular Fiction, a three-time winner of the Golden Crown Literary Award, a recipient of the Alice B Medal, and was made an official GLBT Literary Saint at the Saints & Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans in 2005. Entertainment Weekly named her one of the "101 Movers and Shakers in the Gay Entertainment Industry." For the past sixteen years, Ellen has taught "An Introduction to Writing the Modern Mystery" through the The Loft Literary Center, the largest independent writing community in the nation. Her newest Sophie Greenway mystery is No Reservations Required, (Ballantine, June 2005). Fever in the Dark, the newest Jane Lawless mystery, will be released by St. Martin's/Minotaur in October 2016. Ellen lives in Minneapolis with her partner of 37 years.

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    • The Mirror and the Mask

    • A Jane Lawless Mystery, Book 17
    • By: Ellen Hart
    • Narrated by: Aimee Jolson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Minneapolis restaurateur Jane Lawless is at crossroads. Unsure of what to do next, she takes her good friend A. J. Nolan up on his standing offer: To take her on as a private investigator....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Fever in the Dark

    • A Jane Lawless Mystery
    • By: Ellen Hart
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    In Fever in the Dark, Fiona and Annie return home from their one-year anniversary trip to discover that their poignant proposal video has been posted on YouTube and has garnered hundreds of thousands of hits....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • barely a 3

    • By Donna on 05-04-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Taken by the Wind

    • By: Ellen Hart
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Although Eric and Andrew have been trying to keep up a semblance of normal life, they know their 13-year-old son, Jack, has been having a tough time....

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Vital Lies

    • Jane Lawless, Book 2
    • By: Ellen Hart
    • Narrated by: Aimee Jolson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    In the second charming Jane Lawless mystery, the winter solstice nears and Jane, a Minneapolis restaurateur, is invited to spend the week at Fothergill Inn, a Victorian house-turned B&B....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible narration

    • By LINDA on 04-25-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Old Deep and Dark

    • By: Ellen Hart
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In award-winning author Ellen Hart's next riveting Jane Lawless mystery, Jane and Cordelia discover a body buried in the wall of a historic theater....

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Hallowed Murder

    • A Jane Lawless Mystery
    • By: Ellen Hart
    • Narrated by: Aimee Jolson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Jane reluctantly attends the wedding of Broadway star Octavia Thorn to a reclusive 83-year-old director. When the bodies start to drop, Jane thinks it might not be love that brought these two together....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sloid mystery , Lesbean slueth

    • By Share Faerber on 04-11-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Whisper of Bones

    • By: Ellen Hart
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Britt Ickles doesn't remember much from her only visit to her mother's childhood home when she was a kid, except for playing with her cousin Timmy and the eruption of a sudden family feud. That's why, when she drops by unannounced after years of silence, she's shocked....

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Grave Soul

    • By: Ellen Hart
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    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....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Really not OK

    • By Diane on 04-28-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Lost Women of Lost Lake

    • By: Ellen Hart
    • Narrated by: Aimee Jolson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    In The Lost Women of Lost Lake, the only hope of protecting her friends from the secrets that are surfacing all around them is to uncover the whole truth before anyone else can....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • was never able to finish

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-28-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Sweet Poison: Jane Lawless, Book 16

    • By: Ellen Hart
    • Narrated by: Aimee Jolson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Sweet Poison, the latest in Lambda and Minnesota Book Award-winning author Ellen Hart’s absorbing Jane Lawless series, make for an intense mystery of ambition and obsession....

    Regular price: $19.95

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