The Mirror and the Mask by Ellen Hart


Ellen Hart’s The Mirror and the Mask is another engrossing mystery filled with the deceit and psychological intrigue that fans have come to expect from an author at the top of her game.


“Juicy . . . Hart fans will enjoy the many twists, both personal and criminal.” —Publishers Weekly “a tale full of complex plot lines, fast-paced action, and characters skilled in deception. Fans . . . will not be disappointed.”?——Library Journal, Starred Review “Jane Lawless and her trusty sidekick, Cordelia Thorn, are the most refreshing, entertaining, and cerebrally stimulating duo since Rex Stout’s unbeatable combo of Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin.”??——Baltimore Alternative Minneapolis restaurateur Jane Lawless is at a turning point. Thanks to the tanking economy she has scuppered her plans for a third restaurant, and her long distance romance is on the skids and likely over. Opting for a big change, she takes her good friend A. J. Nolan up on his standing offer to take her on as a private investigator. Jane’s first job seems like beginners luck. All she has to do is find Annie Archer’s stepfather. Jane tracks down a likely match—a man who has made a small fortune in real estate. While she’s happy to close her first case, she finds it hard to reconcile the difference between PI work—finding what people pay you to find—and uncovering the truth, especially when clues in this seemingly simple case point to more threatening family secrets than where Annie’s father has been hiding out. Ellen Hart is the author of twenty Jane Lawless mysteries. She is a five-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Mystery and a three-time winner of the Minnesota Book Award for Best Popular Fiction. Ellen lives in the Minneapolis area with her partner.

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