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Subject: Author/Series help please
Date Posted: 9/18/2007 11:11 PM ET
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About 10 years ago, when I was still exclusively reading mysteries and suspense, I stumbled across a great series about a woman who taught??/ worked at a women's college.  She was a lesbian and had just broken up with her SO but I believes met who also worked there. And I think there was something about a river nearby (I remember she rowed somewhere).

I don't remember the author or the main characters name anymore.  A (lesbian) friend and I were discussing books and I mentioned this series but she didn't remember it either.

The name Ellen comes to mind but I don't know if that was the author or the character.

Any help would be greatly appreciate.

Date Posted: 9/18/2007 11:52 PM ET
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Ok, here's some titles to go through...I searched via keyword on Amazon: "mystery school lesbian"

            Anyway, I'm winding down for the night, so I am a little lazy to read through the list, but

                      I do see some books from the 90's...

    Here's the link:   http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_n_7/103-9136404-6578232?ie=UTF8&rs=1000&keywords=mystery%20school%20lesbian&rh=n%3A1000%2Ck%3Amystery%20school%20lesbian%2Cn%3A18



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Date Posted: 9/19/2007 6:17 AM ET
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Ellen Hart?  Series' not set at a college, though.    http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/H_Authors/Hart_Ellen.html

 

Val McDermid has a series but only the first book was set at a private girl's school.   http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/M_Authors/McDermid_Val.html

 

 



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Date Posted: 9/19/2007 6:17 AM ET
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here's the Stop You're killing Me list of GLBT charachters... no teacher/professor lsited, but it still might be on the list

http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/DiversityCats/gay.html

Date Posted: 9/19/2007 6:18 AM ET
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hee hee Charlie, great minds use the same resources!

Date Posted: 9/19/2007 10:03 AM ET
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          My un-great mind has been thinking it would be neat if a person or two put together a web site link list for

                                 finding LGBTQ books and authors by genre, etc.



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Date Posted: 9/19/2007 11:12 AM ET
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Nope, none of those.  Thanks though! 

Date Posted: 9/19/2007 1:18 PM ET
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Mary Wings?   http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/W_Authors/Wings_Mary.html

 

Lauren Wright Douglas?  http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/d/lauren-wright-douglas/

 

Jaye Maiman?  http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/M_Authors/Maiman_Jaye.html

Date Posted: 9/19/2007 1:51 PM ET
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Sorry, Charlie! LOL  Its none of them either.

I know it was set in a college because as the books went on it seemed as if every woman in the dorm was lesbian also (which is not how it started).

I got the books from the library.  Maybe I'll go over there and see if anyone else remembers!

Date Posted: 9/19/2007 1:57 PM ET
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Katherine Forrest?

Sanda Scoppetone? (totally botched that last name)

Date Posted: 9/19/2007 3:52 PM ET
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Okay, I reread the info on the Jane Lawless books (Hallowed Murder) and I think it may be Ellen Hart I'm thinking of.  Especially with that book.

Thanks for all the help!   I'm going to see if a copy is available and reacquaint myself.

Date Posted: 9/22/2007 7:58 PM ET
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It might be Ani. I know the first book was set in a college.  But I think Jane's SO died, they didn't split up. It's been a long time since I read them. But Jane is a restruanteur and amature sleuth. The books stand by themselves but like most series there is character developement. I still have a few left on my bookshelf.

The only other series I know of and I only read one is the Kate Donnelly books. I think that's the author. I remember the character's name is Cassidy(either first or last) Boy, CRS is killing me!