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Wicked Games (Jane Lawless #8)

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Jane Lawless has worked hard to make her Minneapolis restaurant a success, and she's finally reaping the financial rewards. Yet even the demands and excitement of being a popular restauranteurs and living the good life don't bring the same satisfaction they once did. Jane needs a bigger challenge. A mystery to solve. The thrill of the chase...

When Jane rents her quaint thi
Paperback, 368 pages
Published August 15th 1999 by St. Martin's Dead Letter (first published August 1st 1998)
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J.D. Griesbach
Oct 05, 2016 J.D. Griesbach rated it really liked it
Good story, well-written, interesting characters; I thought there was too much left hanging at the end of the book, but will still read more books from this author.
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Jane’s restaurant is a financial success at last and she is reaping the rewards. But this has lessend the challenge of owning and running the restaurant for her, and she finds herself immersed in more mysteries. She has made the third floor of her house into an apartment, and she rents it, almost without even checking references, to a nice young man who comes to her door and who
Nov 14, 2011 Spuddie rated it liked it
I like this series, and have liked recent ones more than early ones, but this book took a step backwards with Jane turning into a jellyfish, insecure and wibbling about her new love and seeming almost desperate when she suspects Julia is lying to her and is evasive about her life. This is not the Jane I have come to know and enjoy spending time with.

On the mystery end of things, Jane gets involved in the family dynamics of the wealthy Kastner family when their son rents Jane's third-floor apart
May 24, 2014 Sandy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, glbt-lesbian
This series just gets better and better. Love the main character, Jane, even with all the angst and love the cast of supporting characters. A really good mystery with a creepy family, love with secrets abounding and danger. Love the Minneapolis mentions and homage to places and things. Can't wait to read the next one.
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Apr 26, 2015 Toni Kania rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
This is an old series I got half way through, then dropped along the way. Don't know why, because this was amazingly good. I must have known somehow that I would get back to these characters and local, and we would happily resume our acquaintence.
Jun 16, 2010 Patsye rated it liked it
THis was a good quick read. It had plenty of action and several suspects, typical of Ellen Hart's mysteries.
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Ellen Hart is the author of twenty-eight crime novels in two different series. She is a five-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Mystery, a three-time winner of the Minnesota Book Award for Best Popular Fiction, a three-time winner of the Golden Crown Literary Award in several categories, a recipient of the Alice B Medal, and was made an official GLBT Literary Saint at the Sa ...more
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