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DeAndre Moore came to Minneapolis from St. Louis with a purpose, but things aren’t going as he planned. When it becomes clear he’s in way over his head, DeAndre can think of only one person to call for help—his Uncle Nolan’s business partner, newly licensed private investigator Jane Lawless. However, by the time Jane listens to his voice mail, she’s hearing a voice from beyond the grave—DeAndre left the message only minutes before he was knifed to death outside a gentlemen’s club. Soon his murder isn’t the only one.
With Nolan in the hospital, Jane sets out to find out who killed DeAndre, how his death is connected with the others, and what he was doing in Minneapolis in the first place.
Read an excerpt: “Just before closing last night, she’d whispered in his ear: “You want to know what happened? Why I left St. Louis in such a big hurry? Here it is. I did it. He deserved it. And I’m not done.” She walked away from him and left him sitting there, stunned. He’d been so sure she would offer and explanation that would somehow make it all right. Instead, she’d admitted to a cold-blooded murder.” ISBN 978-1612940472.
Ellen Hart is the author of twenty-eight crime novels in two different series. She was made an official GLBT Literary Saint at the Saints & Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans in 2005. In 2010, Ellen received the GCLS Trailblazer Award for lifetime achievement in the field of lesbian literature.
For the past fourteen years, Ellen has taught “An Introduction to Writing the Modern Mystery” through the The Loft Literary Center, the largest independent writing community in the nation. Rest for the Wicked is the twentieth Jane Lawless mystery. Ellen lives in the Minneapolis area with her partner of over 35 years.