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Rest for the Wicked (Jane Lawless Mysteries)by Ellen Hart
Synopses & Reviews
Armed with little more than a message on her phone from a dead man, PI and restaurateur Jane Lawless races to find a killer
DeAndre Moore came to Minneapolis from St. Louis to clear up a misunderstanding. But when the situation gets out of hand, he reaches out to P.I. Jane Lawless just as his uncle, Janes partner Andy Nolan, told him to. However, the message Moore leaves on Janes phone becomes a voice from beyond the grave when she discovers that he left it minutes before he was knifed outside of a gentlemens club. And soon his murder isnt the only one.
With Nolan in the hospital, Jane sets out to find out who killed his nephew and what his death has to do with the others in another outstanding addition to Ellen Harts award-winning mysteries series.
"In Hart's absorbing 20th mystery featuring Minneapolis restaurant owner Jane Lawless (after 2011's The Lost Women of Lost Lake), Jane looks into the stabbing death of DeAndre Moore, the nephew of Alf Nolan, whose PI agency employs Jane as a fledgling partner. When a dishwasher at GaudyLights, the upscale strip club outside of which Moore was knifed, confesses to the crime, the Minneapolis police close the case. Already distracted by her problematic restaurants and her continually evolving lesbian relationships, Jane nonetheless marshals her considerable energy and wits to uncover a string of connected murders that began in St. Louis more than 30 years earlier. The answers to the killings may lie within the confines of the strip club and in the hands of its smarmy owner, Vince Bessetti, whose questionable relationships are explored in blistering detail. A host of complex characters — all living full, rich, and dangerous lives — bolsters the brisk, suspenseful story. Agent: Deborah Schneider, Gelfman Schneider Literary." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
DeAndre Moore came to Minneapolis from St. Louis with a purpose, but things arent going as he planned. When it becomes clear hes in way over his head, DeAndre can think of only one person to call for help—his Uncle Nolans business partner, newly licensed private investigator Jane Lawless. However, by the time Jane listens to his voice mail, shes hearing a voice from beyond the grave—DeAndre left the message only minutes before he was knifed to death outside a gentlemens club. Soon his murder isnt the only one.
With Nolan in the hospital, Jane sets out to find out who killed DeAndre, how his death is connected with the others, and what he was doing in Minneapolis in the first place.
Rest for the Wicked is another outstanding addition to Ellen Harts award-winning mystery series.
About the Author
ELLEN HART, “a top novelist in the cultishly popular gay mystery genre” (Entertainment Weekly), is also a Lambda and Minnesota Book Award winner. The author of nineteen previous mysteries featuring Jane Lawless, she lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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