Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Review: A Whisper of Bones (Jane Lawless #25) by Ellen Hart

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5682.0 KB
  • Print Length: 310 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1250088658
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books (Feb. 27 2018)
  • Sold by: Macmillan CA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B073TSDGK6

Book Description

  • Fans of Jane Lawless new and old will be fascinated by newly minted Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Ellen Hart's latest intricate puzzle in A Whisper of Bones.

    Britt Ickles doesn't remember much from her only visit to her mother's childhood home when she was a kid, except for playing with her cousin Timmy and the eruption of a sudden family feud. That's why, when she drops by unannounced after years of silence, she's shocked when her aunts tell her Timmy never existed, that she must be confusing him with someone else. But Britt can't shake the feeling that Timmy did exist...and that something horrible has happened to him. Something her aunts want to cover up.

    Britt hires Jane Lawless, hoping the private investigator can figure out what really happened to her cousin. When a fire in the family's garage leads to the discovery of buried bones and one of the aunts dies suddenly and suspiciously, Jane can't help but be pulled into the case. Do the bones belong to Timmy? Was the aunt's death an accident, suicide, or homicide? What dark secret has this family been hiding for decades? It all depends on Jane Lawless to unravel.

About the Author

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 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. Ellen's latest Sophie Greenway mystery is No Reservations Required (Ballantine). Rest for the Wicked, the twentieth Jane Lawless mystery, will be released by St. Martin's/Minotaur in October 2012. Bella Books has recently revived the out-of-print books by publishing them in both trade paperback and E-book. Ellen lives in the Minneapolis area with her partner of over 35 years.

My Review

A Whisper of Bones is the 25th book in the Jane Lawless series by author Ellen Hart. This is a great series set in Minnesota. 

Jane is busy running her restaurant and looking after old love Julia who is sick with some mysterious illness. Jane cannot turn down a request to find out what happened to a client's young cousin. Jane rents a room at a house the client's elderly aunts live in to help solve what happened to the mysterious cousin Timmy. Jane's old friend Cordelia also helps with this latest mystery.

I really enjoyed the latest Jane Lawless mystery. There was a lot going on but the mystery was easy to follow. I loved all the twists at the end. Families are always fascinating!

Highly recommend A Whisper of Bones.

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