From Publishers Weekly
At the start of Hart's entertaining, unpredictable 14th mystery to feature lesbian restaurateur and amateur sleuth Jane Lawless (after 2005's The Iron Girl
), movie star Joanna Kasimir returns home to Minnesota to perform in a production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
at her friend Cordelia Thorn's St. Paul theater. As it turns out, Joanna has a lot to be afraid of—her ex-husband, Gordon, who once served prison time for stalking her, may be back to his old tricks. Joanna enlists her old chum Jane to tail Gordon. Meanwhile, Jane's best friend, David—who happens to be Joanna's brother—shows up in the Twin Cities carrying secrets that he's afraid to reveal even to Jane. When Gordon turns up dead, David looks like the most plausible suspect. In fact, any number of Joanna's adoring fans might have bumped off her stalker. Hopefully, Jane's long-distance relationship with girlfriend Kenzie, who's mostly offstage, will receive more attention in the next installment. (Dec.)
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Minneapolis restaurateur and amateur sleuth Jane Lawless is busy running two restaurants and maintaining a long-distance relationship when theater-director friend (and series regular) Cordelia Thorn invites mutual friend Joanna Kasimir, a reclusive Hollywood star, home to Minnesota to headline Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
An unwanted bouquet prompts Kasimir to fear that the stalker who made her flee Bel Air is back. Concurrently, David Carlson, Jane's longtime friend and Joanna's estranged brother, materializes at Jane's door. Pitting sib against sib in a deadly game, the fourteenth Lawless mystery gets highly dramatic. Whitney ScottCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved