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Jane Lawless is the protagonist in a series of mystery novels by American novelist Ellen Hart. Jane Lawless is a lesbian, restaurateur and sleuth based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Ellen Hart began her Jane Lawless series in 1989 with the novel Hallowed Murder – which was also the author’s debut novel. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Ellen Hart’s Jane Lawless books in order of when they were first released (which is the same as their chronological order):

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

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Ellen Hart Synopsis: Hallowed Murder is the first Jane Lawless novel by Ellen Hart. 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. Octavia getting married is no surprise – she’s done it three times before – but her candidate for hubby #4 certainly is. Roland Lester is a reclusive eighty-three-year-old retired Hollywood director, a relic from the golden age of Tinseltown with a controversial past. No one can understand how the two met, much less fell in love. When the bodies start to drop, Jane realizes it might not be love at all that brought the young diva and the aged director together, but something much deeper, and perhaps more sinister. Delving deep into film history, Jane finds unsettling connections between Roland and a murder that was never solved. Finding out what happened 40 years ago could be the key to unlock the mystery of Octavia’s curious marriage, but laying bare such long-buried secrets also promises grave consequences for everyone involved.


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