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by Ellen Hart

  • Author: Ellen Hart
  • ISBN: 0312375255
  • ISBN13: 978-0312375256
  • ePub: 1699 kb | FB2: 1147 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Mystery & Thrillers
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books; First Edition edition (November 11, 2008)
  • Pages: 320
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 715
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Sweet Poison (Jane Lawless Mysteries) ePub download

Though I'm an ardent fan of Ellen Hart's Jane Lawless mysteries, and though I waited anxiously for this new book, and read it in 2 days despite a busy schedule, I found Sweet Poison to be heavier in mood than normal

Though I'm an ardent fan of Ellen Hart's Jane Lawless mysteries, and though I waited anxiously for this new book, and read it in 2 days despite a busy schedule, I found Sweet Poison to be heavier in mood than normal. Normally, Hart's books are like warm tea with honey to me; they're a vacation! And, the capers between Jane and her best friend, (the regal Ms. Cordelia Thorn) are enough to carry me through the quixotic, daunting, and suspenseful parts. But, in Sweet Poison, all the characters - including Jane - are heavy with unresolved grief and anger from past or current.

Sweet Poison, Jane Lawless, by Ellen Hart, a-minus, Narrated by Aimee Jolson, produced by Audible Inc. downloaded from audible. In this book we are in the middle of Ray Lawless’s campaign to be governor of Minnesota. Jane is extremely busy, running two restaurants, giving some thought to opening a third, working on her father’s campaign, and trying not to be tempted by her friend’s offer to join him as a private eye. One day a key turns in her lock and Julia enters.

Ellen Hart, "a top novelist in the cultishly popular gay mystery genre" (Entertainment Weekly), is also a Lambda and Minnesota Book Award winner. The author of sixteen mysteries featuring Jane Lawless, she lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo: Amber Procaccini Photography.

Book in the Jane Lawless Series). Ellen Hart was named the 2017 MWA Grand Master, the most distinguished lifetime achievement award offered in the mystery community. Lambda and Minnesota Book Award-winning author and MWA Grand Master Ellen Hart delivers another high-caliber mystery with Sweet Poison, her newest Lambda Award Finalist in a mystery series as loved for its delightful charm as for the absorbing psychological depth of its characters.

Ellen Hart was named the 2017 MWA Grand Master, the most distinguished lifetime achievement award offered in the mystery community. Minneapolis restaurateur Jane Lawless is at crossroads. The rough economy has put her plans for a third restaurant on hold, and her long distance romance is on the rocks and quite possibly unsalvageable. Unsure of what to do next, she takes her good friend A. J. Nolan up on his standing offer to take her on as a private investigator. While still in training, her first job seems simple enough. All she had to do is find Annie Archer's stepfather

Minneapolis restaurateur, Jane Lawless, is helping out her father, Ray Lawless, defense lawyer now gubernatorial .

Minneapolis restaurateur, Jane Lawless, is helping out her father, Ray Lawless, defense lawyer now gubernatorial candidate, at his campaign headquarters when she learns his plane had to make an emergency landing. Jane is frantic until she finally gets to talk to him. Although she has a feeling that he is holding something back, she is just relieved he is okay. Early on, Hart cleverly sets the stage for suspense. I think the problem is that she keeps centering the crimes around Jane's intimate family circle and it's just too much.

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A Jane Lawless Mystery, Book 26. By: Ellen Hart. Narrated by: Christina Moore

A Jane Lawless Mystery, Book 26. Narrated by: Christina Moore. The high stakes and political intrigue that fuel Sweet Poison, the latest in Lambda and Minnesota Book Award-winning author Ellen Hart’s absorbing Jane Lawless series, make for an intense mystery of ambition and obsession.

Ellen Hart (born August 10, 1949) is the award-winning mystery author of the Jane Lawless and Sophie Greenaway series. She was born in Maine in August 1949. A professional chef for 14 years, Hart's mysteries include culinary elements similar to those of Diane Mott Davidson. The author says of her work, "I don't write about the Mean Streets. I don't live there I don't do lots of blood and gore. I don't do sex scenes in any great detail

Jane stayed in bed late on Monday morning, her head aching and her emotions raw. She should have been up at six, to work by seven, but here it was, nearly ten, and she was still in bed.

d was to stay right where she was until everything stopped hurting. She figured she’d passed through the seven stages of grief about five times since Kenzie left. She seemed to be alternating at the moment between guilt and anger with denial pretty well out of the way and flat-out depression beginning to settle in like a bad case of the flu. When the phone rang, her body jerked.

Jane Lawless is at her wit’s end keeping her Minneapolis restaurants running while volunteering on her father’s campaign for governor. With an eleven-point lead, the race is Ray Lawless’s to lose, but all that changes when his rival posts a list of violent criminals that are back on the streets early, thanks to Ray’s work during his career as a defense lawyer.Corey Hodge is one of the convicts that took Ray’s advice to plead guilty for a crime that he swears he didn’t commit. Bitter from time served, revenge lurks in the back of his mind. Then one of Ray’s young campaign volunteers is killed, and with the murder mirroring the crime Corey was convicted of, Jane has to bring the killer to justice to save her father’s political career and to keep Corey from going to prison again.The high stakes and political intrigue that fuel Sweet Poison, the latest in Lambda and Minnesota Book Award--winning author Ellen Hart’s absorbing Jane Lawless series, make for an intense mystery of ambition and obsession.

Unnis
You really knocked that in a hole in one. You are so excellent, I have sleepless nights when I read any of your books, especially the Jane Lawless series. I hope you keep adding to Jane.
Your characters comes alive while I am reading the stories your create. And I wish alot of authors would put a main character list at the front of there books when they have alot of story lines going on in the book so I can keep people and stories straight,
And remember who is who and where.
You can never go wrong reading Ellen Hart anytime, anywhere you may not sleep much, but that is how I rate my books, cause the interest I have to keep reading and my end up finishing because you can't put the book down.
That happens every time I get Ellen Hart books.
I DOUBLE DOG DARE YOU TO READ THIS BOOK!
Rleyistr
Though I'm an ardent fan of Ellen Hart's Jane Lawless mysteries, and though I waited anxiously for this new book, and read it in 2 days despite a busy schedule, I found Sweet Poison to be heavier in mood than normal.

Normally, Hart's books are like warm tea with honey to me; they're a vacation! And, the capers between Jane and her best friend, (the regal Ms. Cordelia Thorn) are enough to carry me through the quixotic, daunting, and suspenseful parts.

But, in Sweet Poison, all the characters -- including Jane -- are heavy with unresolved grief and anger from past or current relationships. And, there's a certain deviousness in key characters (not the villains) that I haven't experienced in Hart's other books.

As the book ended, instead of feeling relieved, warm, and cozy, I was left with a a restless distrust about the plot and Jane's future.

This is still a good book. It's still well-written, and has moments of fun, but the gentleness towards people and the lightness in spirit are missing.
Cktiell
If you like smart sleuths . If you like complex characters. If you like women who are friends. If you've never read Ellen Hart, then run and purchase her books. This is in the middle of the series but don't let that stop you. All the stories are stand alone. This one, like all of Ellen's books are engaging,quick escapes. Whether you're on the beach, at the fireside or home you will enjoy this detective very,very much.
Kulasius
Good read....not my favorite...so many characters with issues. Still this reader was stumped til the end and enjoying the ride.
Binar
Long story that never really got to the point of much of anything. No very well written and very confusing in the beginning.
I don't recommend this one unless you are already a fan of this series.
Bandiri
Ellen Hart - Can't wait for her books -and this one didn't disappoint. It is a different feel, but it actually makes Jane even more real for me, not that she wasn't in earlier books. I think the hanging end, and I hope no one reveals in any review, is great. And the next installment of Jane Lawless will be...? Come on, I'm serious, Ellen Hart, when will it be?
Vudomuro
Minneapolis restaurateur, Jane Lawless, is helping out her father, Ray Lawless, defense lawyer now gubernatorial candidate, at his campaign headquarters when she learns his plane had to make an emergency landing Jane is frantic until she finally gets to talk to him. Although she has a feeling that he is holding something back, she is just relieved he is okay. Early on, Hart cleverly sets the stage for suspense.

At the outset, the reader is introduced to a host of characters, some who had previous dealings with Ray when he was a defense attorney, a lot of whom are not happy with the amount of felons he got off with light sentences. One of the campaign volunteers is murdered in similarly eerie circumstances as the crime allegedly committed by one Corey Hodge nine years previously. Coincidentally, Ray Lawless was his attorney and got him off with what many thought a too light sentence. While Jane is busy with her successful restaurant she still finds time to look into the murder along with her P.I. friend, Nolan, and long time friend ,Cordelia.

Along with the murder investigation are several gay romantic subplots. When past lovers show up, the story line deepens and makes for more complexity. Hart does such a wonderful job of characterization, the reader feels the anguish of the lovers as they try to resolve many relationship issues making it easy to empathize with them. With insightful dialogue and witty repartee, the reader gets a good feel for the characters' personalities.These richly portrayed subplots not only enhance the mystery, but they are good stories in themselves. When Jane's girlfriend , Kenzie, is attacked the same way as the murder victim, the motives now are numerous.

Hart writes a really tight plot, carefully crafted with a lot of red herrings, clues and teeming with motives. The story is well paced with a good progression towards the very surprising denouement. The characters are plausible and seem to come alive with every page. There are so many elements to this story along with a multi twists and turns mystery, the reader will be enthralled until the end. I defy the reader to guess who "dunnit".

I think this is one of Hart's more edgier mysteries. A lot of series seem to become stale after a few books, but not so with Hart. In fact, she just keeps getting better and better. If you have not read any of the previous Jane Lawless series, this is a stand alone mystery but after you read this one, you will definitely want to go back and read more. Ellen hart is also the author of the enjoyable Sophie Greenway series. Highly recommended.
I must confess--I am an Ellen Hart JUNKIE! I have read every one of her stories and I subscribe to her email releases to find out when the next mystery is scheduled for release. Yes, I even pre-ordered this one on Amazon so I wouldn't have to go out and search for it in the conservative book stores in Idaho! (That would take WAY too long!!)

I enjoyed this one immensely for several reasons: (a) it fits well with the rabid political season we've had this year, (b) it's entertaining to read about the "tug-o-wars" for Jane's love, and (c) mostly, because I love the way she develops characters and teases you with motives for various characters who could have committed the crime! The suprise ending sets her up beautifully for the next book...and yes, I will pre-order that one too!! Thanks Ellen for continuing to deliver beautifully written books which are a fabulous diversion for a cold winter day.
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