A Jane Lawless Mystery
By Ellen Hart
Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9780312349448, 336pp.
Publication Date: December 12, 2006
Joanna Kasimir, an old friend of Jane Lawless, left Minneapolis years ago to make it big in Hollywood and, unlike so many others, she succeeded. Unfortunately, her stardom came at a price. Early in her career, Joanna was involved with a man who quickly went from being an idle interest to a dangerous stalker. Nearly a decade has passed since she sent him to prison, but just as she is about to leave for her hometown to star in her friend Cordelia Thorn's production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, she receives one of his ominous calling cards.
Joanna refuses to let him control her life--she can't. Not again. Tired after ten years of fear, ten years of hiding, she calls on Jane, restaurateur and amateur sleuth, and former homicide detective A. J. Nolan, but they may not be able to protect her from a man who refuses to be anyone's one-night stand.
And when they find out that Joanna may not be the only one on the run, their investigation quickly spins Jane into a deadly game of cat and mouse. Night Vision promises to be one of Ellen Hart's best mysteries yet.
Praise for Ellen Hart "Jane Lawless and her trusty sidekick, Cordelia Thorn, are the most refreshing, entertaining, and cerebrally stimulating duo since Rex Stout's unbeatable combo of Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin."
"Hart keeps us turning the pages as she cleverly shows past sins contaminating current lives."
--Booklist on An Intimate Ghost
"Hart masterfully whips these intrigues together with her sleuths' interesting nonmystery lives and their sometimes antagonistic friendships… to add a fine sauce to a hearty, Minneapolis-flavored mystery dish."
--Rocky Mountain News on The Iron Girl
"Incorporating societal ills torn from the headlines, Hart bares the weaknesses in her well-realized characters as well as their strengths.… [A] spunky page-turner."
--Publishers Weekly on An Intimate Ghost"THE IRON GIRL is an exemplary model for the skillfully written mystery genre novel... An absorbing and captivating reading experience. Hart's dual storyline, adroit narrative technique, clever pacing, and entertaining characters all contribute to a superlative novel that the reader will treasure."--Midwest Book Review