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Ellen Hart is an American author of mystery novels. She writes the Jane Lawless and Sophie Greenway series. Ellen has won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Mystery (5x), the Minnesota Book Award for Best Popular Fiction (3x), the Golden Crown Literary Award in several categories (3x), 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. In 2010, Ellen received the GCLS Trailblazer Award for lifetime achievement in the field of lesbian literature. Ellen lives in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area with her partner of over 35 years.

Ellen Hart made her debut as a published author in 1989 with the novel Hallowed Murder. Below is a list of Ellen Hart’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Jane Lawless Books


Hallowed Murder(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vital Lies(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stage Fright(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Killing Cure(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Small Sacrifice(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Faint Praise(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Robber's Wine(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wicked Games(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hunting The Witch(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Merchant of Venus(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Immaculate Midnight(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Intimate Ghost(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Iron Girl(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night Vision(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mortal Groove(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sweet Poison(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mirror and the Mask(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cruel Ever After(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lost Women of Lost Lake(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rest for the Wicked(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Taken by the Wind(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Old Deep and Dark(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Grave Soul(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fever in the Dark(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Sophie Greenway Books


This Little Piggy Went to Murder(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
For Every Evil(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Oldest Sin(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in the Air(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Slice and Dice(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dial M For Meat Loaf(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death on a Silver Platter(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Reservations Required(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Murder, They Wrote(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Murder, They Wrote also has stories by Mary Daheim, Jane Dentinger, Marjorie Eccles, Sally Gunning, Jean Hager, Kate Kingsbury, Janet Laurence, Marlys Millhiser and Nancy Pickard.

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Ellen Hart Synopses: This Little Piggy Went to Murder by Ellen Hart is the first Sophie Greenway novel. It’s election year in Minnesota, and Jack Grendel is campaigning hard for the U.S. Senate. But a pair of grotesque murders threatens to derail his campaign. One is the bizarre hanging of a consultant for Grendel Shipping. The other is the shooting of Jack’s own father soon after he withdraws financial support from his son’s campaign. When food critic Sophie Greenway, a family friend, starts investigating, it begins to look like one of her oldest friends is a killer. But will she discover which one before it’s her turn to die?

For Every Evil by Ellen Hart is the second novel in the Sophie Greenway mystery series. When powerful Minneapolis art critic Hale Micklenberg is murdered, there aren’t too many mourners. A master of the bad review, Micklenberg was bad news for a lot of people. Food critic Sophie Greenway is nonetheless troubled to learn that her college-student son could be involved in the murder. But so could a host of others — including Hale Micklenberg’s artworld colleagues, various so-called friends, and the not-so-bereaved widow.

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