A Killing Cure - Jane Lawless, Bk 4 Author:Ellen Hart After seventy-five years of high-minded respectability, the Amelia Gower Women's Club is in trouble. One distinguished director has been strangled. Another has taken a fatal plunge down the club's elegant staircase. — As soon as restaurateur-sleuth Jane Lawless begins investigating these murders, wheels within wheels start to turn, meshin... more »g private lives with the club's inner workings. Even Jane's new lover, Dorrie, is somehow involved in the diabolical proceedings....« less
Minneapolis restaurateur/sleuth Jane Lawless solves the murders of two directors of a prestigious women's club in this new mystery by the author of Stage Fright.
A 1992 Lambda nominee for Best Lesbian Mystery.
Library Journal description:
Minneapolis restaurant owner and part-time sleuth Jane Lawless (Hallowed Murder) interrupts her romance with councilwoman Dorrie in order to find a ledger and jewels stolen after the "accidental" death of the director of a charitable foundation.
Lawless grills suspects for information, judges their reactions, and intuits their honesty. She then reviews her gleanings with her best friend, Cordelia, a witty and flamboyant theater person.
An old mansion used as a woman's club provides the focal point for much of the action, while subplots involve ex-lovers, family secrets, and wrongful accusations.
Strong characters, setting, and investigation: a great choice.