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A Killing Cure (Jane Lawless Series #4)
     

A Killing Cure (Jane Lawless Series #4)

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by Ellen Hart
 

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Members of the prestigious and long-revered Amelia Gower Women's Club are suddenly dropping like flies. The director has been strangled to death and the founder's granddaughter has taken a fatal fall from the third-floor. Minneapolis restaurateur-sleuth Jane Lawless enlists the help of her best friend, Cordelia, to help her search for clues in the frightening

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Members of the prestigious and long-revered Amelia Gower Women's Club are suddenly dropping like flies. The director has been strangled to death and the founder's granddaughter has taken a fatal fall from the third-floor. Minneapolis restaurateur-sleuth Jane Lawless enlists the help of her best friend, Cordelia, to help her search for clues in the frightening deaths. But the crime scene only becomes more and more dangerous with each secret they uncover, including a possible connection between Jane's lover and the murders. In this gripping, exciting early mystery from one of the genre's best, Ellen Hart's series is as delightful as ever.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Look to Hart for witty dialogue, themes of loyalty and betrayal, and dark secrets brought to light in an atmospheric and compelling story."

Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

"A fast-paced, engrossing read, sure to please."

Newsweekly -(Boston)

"Another fascinating case for Lawless."

Library Journal

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Hart, whose Stage Fright is a 1992 Lamda nominee for Best Lesbian Mystery, hits her stride with this lively tale that follows Minneapolis restaurateur/sleuth Jane Lawless as she delves into the secrets of the prestigious Amelia Gower Women's Club. Death has claimed two directors of the philanthropic Gower Foundation, also founded by Amelia. Charlotte Fortnum is strangled during an evening walk and Rose Gower, a descendant of Amelia, takes a fatal fall down the stairs at the club. The police arrest Emery Gower, recently fired by Charlotte from his job at the foundation, for the strangling and rule Rose's death accidental. But board members Mae Williams and Miriam Cipriani suspect foul play and ask Jane to investigate. Once she agrees, however, they prove remarkably obstructive. Dorrie Harris, a Gower club member whom Jane has been dating, aspires to a now-vacant board position and discourages Jane's snooping, while Cordelia Thorn, Jane's colorful sleuthing partner and new club member, is ready to forge ahead. Jane and Cordelia make a successful duo as entertainers and investigators, resolving all mysteries but this small one: While Jane probes the club's nooks and crannies, who's running her restaurant? (Sept.)
Library Journal
Minneapolis restaurant owner and part-time sleuth Jane Lawless ( Hallowed Murder ) interrupts her romance with councilwoman Dorrie in order to find a ledger and jewels stolen after the ``accidental'' death of the director of a charitable foundation. Lawless grills suspects for information, judges their reactions, and intuits their honesty. She then reviews her gleanings with her best friend, Cordelia, a witty and flamboyant theater person. An old mansion used as a woman's club provides the focal point for much of the action, while subplots involve ex-lovers, family secrets, and wrongful accusations. Strong characters, setting, and investigation: a great choice.
Lambda Book Report - Lambda Boook Report
A real treat...secret passageways, a coded ledger, a mysterious
group known only as The Chamber, experimental drugs, blackmail,
sexual assault, betrayal, all the ingredients for a good whodunit
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine - Mary Cannon
A great yarn exceptionally well told, full
of wit, passion, suspense, and a menu of strong
believable characters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312317645
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Series:
Jane Lawless Series , #4
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.79(d)

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
"Look to Hart for witty dialogue, themes of loyalty and betrayal, and dark secrets brought to light in an atmospheric and compelling story."

Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

"A fast-paced, engrossing read, sure to please."

Newsweekly -(Boston)

"Another fascinating case for Lawless."

Library Journal

Carolyn Hart
This thought-provoking and challenging mystery will engage the readers in both intellect and emotion.

Meet the Author

ELLEN HART is the Lambd-and Minnesota Book Award-winning author of the Jane Lawless mysteries and the Sophie Greenway mysteries. Called one of the "top novelists in the cultishly popular gay mystery genre" by Entertainment Weekly, she lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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