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Robber's Wine (Jane Lawless Series #7)
     

Robber's Wine (Jane Lawless Series #7)

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by Ellen Hart
 

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THE DEAD OF SUMMER

The first of the dead is wealthy Belle Dumont, who vanished from her home in the Minnesota woods only hours before she was to reveal startling news to her three grown children. The kids and Belle's lover deny any knowledge of this mysterious bombshell, but amateur sleuth Jane Lawless, Belle's old friend, suspects these charming folk of being

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THE DEAD OF SUMMER

The first of the dead is wealthy Belle Dumont, who vanished from her home in the Minnesota woods only hours before she was to reveal startling news to her three grown children. The kids and Belle's lover deny any knowledge of this mysterious bombshell, but amateur sleuth Jane Lawless, Belle's old friend, suspects these charming folk of being less than forthright. In fact, Jane suspects coldhearted murder. . . .

WINNER OF THE LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FOR BEST LESBIAN MYSTERY

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
As Minnesota restaurant owner Jane Lawless begins her vacation, the murder of a friend's mother sidetracks her in this seventh in the series (Faint Praise). Heading north on vacation, Jane and her friend Cordelia Thorne, take another friend, Anne Dumont, to her mother Belle's house where an urgent family meeting has been called. But when they arrive, Belle's lover, Helvi, says that Belle is missing. As Jane helps search for Belle, Anne's sister and brother arrive. The next morning, Belle's body is found at the foot of an incline. Jane finds Belle's purse with a note inside from Quinn Fosh, the town ne'er-do-well, saying he knows a secret about one of her children. Soon after Jane learns that Quinn was Belle's unacknowledged half-brother, he is killed at a Fourth of July fireworks display. Who is responsible for the deaths and why? The brother, whose political ambitions overshadow his judgment? The abused sister, who is running from her crazed husband? Or stolid Anne, who needs her mother's money to survive? Finding suspects in this transparent mystery among the children of a wealthy small-town family, Lambda-winner and former chef Hart tackles personal ambition, marital relationships and women's roles yesterday and today. (Sept.)
Library Journal
Series sleuth Jane Lawless, last seen in Faint Praise (LJ 10/1/95), and Minneapolis restaurant owner and college cohort Cordelia Thorn, artistic director in St. Paul, encounter murder and mayhem when they visit a friend at Lake Pokegama. A woman's disappearance is just the beginning of a string of sinister events. Recommended for its characters and witty prose.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594931840
Publisher:
Bella Books
Publication date:
05/18/2010
Series:
Jane Lawless Series , #7
Pages:
265
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the 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 twelve years, Ellen has taught "An Introduction to Writing the Modern Mystery" through the Loft Literary Center, the largest independent writing community in the nation.

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