Hallowed Murder - Jane Lawless, Bk 1 Author:Ellen Hart The police call Allison Lord's drowning a suicide, but her housemates at her University of Minnesota sorority insist it was murder. That's when alumnae advisor, Jane Lawless, steps in to find out the truth. Assisted by her irrepressible sidekick Cordelia, Jane searches for clues, and what she finds is as chilling as the Minnesota winter.... more » At a lonely vacation lodge, amidst the icy snow drifts, she risks her life to ensnare a cunning killer.« less
Description currently posted is not correct. This first Jane Lawless mystery occurs in/around Jane's (fictional) sorority house at Univ of Minnesota. (She's an alumna adviser.) Not much detail about her former partner. Not much detail about her restaurant.
Plot develops well, with clues fairly sprinkled throughout. The identity of the murderer is a surprise. -- NOT an unfair, motive-from-left-field, what-a-coincidence kind of surprise.