Sunday, November 8, 2009

Ellen Hart - The Mirror and the Mask

ISBN: 0312375271

Minneapolis restaurateur Jane Lawless is at crossroads. The rough economy has put her plans for a third restaurant on hold, and her long distance romance is on the rocks and quite possibly unsalvageable. 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.While still in training, her first job seems simple enough. All she had to do is find Annie Archer’s stepfather. Jane tracks down a likely match—a man who has made a small fortune in real estate. While she’s happy to close her first case, she finds it hard to reconcile the difference between PI work—finding what people pay you to find—and uncovering the truth, the whole truth, especially when clues in this seemingly simple case point to more threatening family secrets than where Annie’s father has been hiding out.Ellen Hart’s The Mirror and the Mask is another engrossing mystery filled with the deceit and psychological intrigue that fans have come to expect from this Lambda and Minnesota Book Award--winning author.

Ellen is a five-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Mystery, as well as a three-time winner of the Minnesota Book Award for Best Popular Fiction. Entertainment Weekly recently named her one of the "101 movers and shakers in the gay entertainment industry." For the last eleven 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.

Ellen lives in Minneapolis with her partner of 30 years.


Nominated: 2008 Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian
MysteryShortlisted: The Golden Crown Literary Award for Best Mystery

Hallowed Murder (1989)
Vital Lies (1991)
Stage Fright (1992)
A Killing Cure (1993)
A Small Sacrifice (1994)
Faint Praise (1995)
Robber's Wine (1996)
Wicked Games (1998)
Hunting the Witch (1999)
The Merchant of Venus (2001)
Immaculate Midnight (2002)
An Intimate Ghost (2004)
The Iron Girl (2005)
Night Vision (2006)
The Mortal Groove (2007)
Sweet Poison (2008)
The Mirror and the Mask (Nov. 2009)

This Little Piggy Went to Murder (1994)
For Every Evil (1995)
The Oldest Sin (1996)
Murder in the Air (1997)
Slice and Dice (2000)
Dial M for Meatloaf (2001)
Death on a Silver Platter (2003)
No Reservations Required (2005)



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