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Hart, Ellen

Works: 75 works in 359 publications in 2 languages and 18,842 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
Publication Timeline
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 held by 894 WorldCat member 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 808 WorldCat member 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
The lost women of lost lake by Ellen Hart( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member 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
Sweet poison by Ellen Hart( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 775 WorldCat member 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 )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member 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
Rest for the wicked by Ellen Hart( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member 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 Old Deep and Dark by Ellen Hart( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member 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"--
Taken by the Wind by Ellen Hart( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member 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"--
Mortal groove by Ellen Hart( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member 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
An intimate ghost by Ellen Hart( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member 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 iron girl by Ellen Hart( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member 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 )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member 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 )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member 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?
The grave soul by Ellen Hart( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member 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"--
Fever in the dark by Ellen Hart( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member 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
The Merchant of Venus by Ellen Hart( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member 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 )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 591 WorldCat member 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
A whisper of bones by Ellen Hart( Book )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 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 when her aunts tell her Timmy never existed, that she must be confusing him with someone else. But Britt can't shake the feeling that Timmy did exist...and that something horrible has happened to him. Something her aunts want to cover up. Britt hires Jane Lawless, hoping the private investigator can figure out what really happened to her cousin. When a fire in the family's garage leads to the discovery of buried bones and one of the aunts dies suddenly and suspiciously, Jane can't help but be pulled into the case. Do the bones belong to Timmy? Was the aunt's death an accident, suicide, or homicide? What dark secret has this family been hiding for decades? It all depends on Jane Lawless to unravel" --
Immaculate midnight by Ellen Hart( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member 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 )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and German and held by 542 WorldCat member 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
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The cruel ever after
The mirror and the maskThe lost women of lost lakeSweet poisonNight visionMortal grooveAn intimate ghostThe iron girlDial M for meat loaf
Alternative Names
Ellen Hart Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Ellen Hart écrivaine américaine

Ellen Hart escritora estadounidense

Эллен Харт

الن هارت

إلين هارت كاتب أمريكي

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