Twisted at the Root (Hardcover)

A Jane Lawless Mystery (Jane Lawless Mysteries #26)

By Ellen Hart

Minotaur Books, 9781250308429, 320pp.

Publication Date: August 13, 2019

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Description

Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Ellen Hart’s intimate storytelling returns in Twisted at the Root, where Hart’s latest mystery shows the importance of finding the truth.

Everyone thought Rashad May and Gideon Wise were happily married. That is, until Rashad was convicted of his husband’s murder.

Four years later, Rashad’s brother contacts Ray Lawless – Minnesota private investigator Jane Lawless’s father and the original defense attorney on the case – with potential evidence of a wrongful conviction. When the case is reopened, Jane and her father must work together to attain justice for a grieving widower.

Who actually killed Gideon and why? There are suspects and motives galore, and Jane must discover the truth. She must also track down her missing brother, Peter, who was involved in the original trial, and who might be hiding secrets of his own.



About the Author

ELLEN HART, named the 2017 Mystery Writers of America’s Grandmaster, is the author of more than thirty mysteries. Entertainment Weekly has called her “a top novelist in the cultishly popular gay mystery genre.” She has won multiple Minnesota Book Awards, and has been nominated twenty-two times for the Lambda Literary Award, winning six. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her partner of forty years.


Praise For Twisted at the Root: A Jane Lawless Mystery (Jane Lawless Mysteries #26)

Praise for Twisted at the Root

“Hart uses the characters introduced in this installment of her long-running series to ramp up the creepiness.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Enjoyable . . . Distinctive characters and solid plotting underscore the strength of this long-running series.” —Publishers Weekly

“Hart excels at making even ancillary characters fully realized. The prose is top notch and the plot complex and air-tight. The identity of the killer will come as a surprise to even the hard-core mystery aficionados. Another solid addition to Hart’s long-running series.” —The Prairies Book Review

Praise for Ellen Hart and The Jane Lawless Series

“A top novelist in the cultishly popular gay mystery genre.” — Entertainment Weekly

“Hart, the veteran crime writer, presents her central character, Jane Lawless, with such consistent and off-handed good humour that readers hardly notice the trails she and her character have blazed.” — The Toronto Star

“[A] truly engaging mystery series.”— Library Journal

“A good mystery engages our moral imaginations. Hart always has done this well through the diverse mix of gay and non-gay characters that populate her fictional world and the meaningful contemporary themes they confront.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune

“Arguably one of the best lesbian mystery writers out there.” — The Advocate