The Old Deep and Dark by Ellen Hart


A Jane Lawless Mystery


“Brava to one of the best mystery novels of the season.”—David Marshall James, Book Reviews

“Ellen Hart has written a terrific mystery with believable, well-rounded characters, great setting, fascinating story line and red herrings galore.”—Tulsa Book Review

Renowned theater director Cordelia Thorn is restoring a historic theater. She has a vision for its future, but is increasingly fascinated by its past. Nicknamed “The Old Deep and Dark” because of the Prohibition-era double murder that occurred in the basement, there are a wealth of secrets hidden inside its walls. And, to her shock and horror, Cordelia discovers a present-day body literally buried in a basement wall. Cordelia calls on her best friend, P.I. Jane Lawless. Although Jane is in the thick of another investigation, she agrees to help. But as Jane starts tracing the trails of two separate investigations, she quickly learns they might not be as unconnected as she thought.

With The Old Deep and Dark, the twenty-second installment in the award-winning Jane Lawless series, Ellen Hart has crafted another impeccably plotted, seamlessly written mystery.

Ellen Hart is the author of thirty crime novels. 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, and a three-time winner of the Golden Crown Literary Award. In 2010, Ellen received the GCLS Trailblazer Award for lifetime achievement in the field of lesbian literature.

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