Restaurateur and part-time P.I. Jane Lawless is taking some much-needed time off at her family’s lodge when her best friend, Cordelia, arrives with news that Tess, one of their good friends, has taken a nasty fall and needs their help with rehearsals for a play that is set to open in a week. When Tess isn’t on crutches, she helps run the Thunderhook Lodge, the premier resort on Lost Lake. And while she clearly needs Jane and Cordelia’s assistance, she isn't exactly acting all that grateful.
A man who claims to be a journalist has arrived in Lost Lake with an old photograph and some questions for Tess that go back decades. His questions have put her on edge, and when he shows up peeking through her kitchen window, everyone else is right there with her. As beloved as Tess is, there are plenty of people who don't care about any so-called journalist and are happy to protect her, but how far are they willing to take it? And when will they need answers to questions that that only Tess can provide?
In The Lost Women of Lost Lake the most engrossing mystery yet from Lambda and Minnesota Book Award–winning author Ellen Hart - Jane's only hope of protecting her friends from the secrets that are surfacing all around them is to uncover the whole truth before anyone else can.
Amateur sleuth and professional restaurateur Jane Lawless thinks she is taking a well-earned vacation at her family’s cabin to relax and sort out her priorities. Life, however, has other plans. Moving easily between comfortable and confrontational tones, Aimee Jolson performs award-winning writer Ellen Hart’s engaging, swiftly-paced story of food, family, friends, and place. A story where a brusque, inquiring, unfriendly "journalist" in a Chicago White Sox cap standing out and not winning any friends in Minnesota Twins country shows up right before a murder, initiating a race to discover a deep, dark secret that for her friend’s sake Lawless needs to discover before anyone else.
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