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The Cruel Ever After (Jane Lawless Mysteries) Hardcover – Bargain Price, December 7, 2010
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In true Hart-style, the book takes twists and turns leaving the reader thinking she has figured things out only to be totally surprised at the next turn of the page. This lasts up to the very end of the book making for a delightful and thoroughly enjoyable read. Jane Lawless fans can't help but be thrilled with this latest installment and new readers to the series will find this book accessible without having read earlier books. I warn you, though, if you are new to Jane Lawless, you will be rushing to get the prior books in the series in short order.
Huzzah for Ellen Hart's chops as a writer! Can't wait for the next one to arrive!
Hart knows how to weave mystery novels with a style that does not mimic but has a flavor unique to her works. Her novels reflect her lifestyle and that is not only refreshingly honest but also elevates the genre of lesbian literature to a new high. This book is another in her ongoing Jane Lawless Mysteries series, Jane Lawless is shocked when her ex-husband returns to Minneapolis, ostensibly to sell a rare artifact to a local collector, but he soon draws her — and her friends and family — into a murder investigation in which he is the prime suspect. Jane's marriage to Chester "Chess" Garrity was one of convenience. He offered her $300,000 to marry — and then promptly divorce — him so that he could inherit a fortune worth millions on his 30th birthday. She's always been a bit embarrassed by the whole arrangement, but since it helped her start her restaurants, she's made her peace with it. Seeing Chess after all these years, though, comes as a surprise: he's been living in Turkey and dealing in antiquities in Europe, but now also appears to be broke and in need of a place to stay.Read more ›
This Jane Lawless series I lose alot of sleep, I stayed up all night to finish this book and I had 6 chapters to go to finish I couldn't stop and the end made my mouth drop open.
Jane's husband made me so angry I wanted to beat his @#&.
Chester (Chess) is his name, that guy had the worst things go wrong from his stupid, not thought out schemes and has 6 people in danger and lied to them all until he was arrested and needed money to get out. "The boy cried wolf", No one believed him until Jane's ex-girlfriend got involved.
GIRLS you have to read this. Murder, disception, stupid plans gone wrong . You won't be DISAPPOINTED!
Chess accompanied by art dealer Irina Nelson returns to the Dial residence. He is stunned to see the corpse missing, the house clean, and a ransom note addressed to him demanding $50,000 in small bills; next to the money are photos of Chess with the body. He pleads with his former wife restaurateur Jane Lawless, who has solved several murder mysteries, to investigate.
The excellent latest Jane Lawless Minnesota mystery starring (see Sweet Poison) is a great entry as Chess is checkmated by an unknown adversary. Jane is terrific as she works the case of her ex husband in which every clue she finds enforces Chess' guilt. Fast-paced with a fabulous set up, Jane is no longer an amateur sleuth as she has been paid recently as a professional (see The Mirror and the Mask) since the economy has hurt her restaurant profits. Readers will fully appreciate this terrific investigative thriller.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent as always; although much darker. I really believe this is the best book in the series, so far.Published 12 months ago by Mary Oliver
I'm an Ellen Hart fan. Her books have improved over the years and this was another plot filled with twists and turns.Published 15 months ago by G. Luckritz
I always enjoy the Jane Lawless series. The characters have rich lives. Jane is the perfect friend and sleuth. I do wish she had a more active love life.Published 24 months ago by bma