Ellen Hart Books In Order with Biography, Awards & More

Ellen Hart Books In Order with Biography, Awards & More 2

Ellen Hart Books In OrderEllen Hart was born in Minneapolis in the United States on 10th August 1949, Hart worked as a professional chef for 14 years. The author calls her style ‘maximal suspense and minimal gore’ as she does not write about the mean street, sex, and a lot of blood and gore. In this article, you can read about the author’s life and career and also read about Ellen Hart’s series.

The novel written by Ellen Hart is fascinating to read as the whole plot is highly calculative, revealing the information step by step and finally solving the mystery; the style is so intriguing that it makes the readers ponder over the mystery behind the plot and finally revealing the twisted plot by the help of the character playing the role of the detective-like in the series Jane Lawless.

Ellen Hart Books In Order 

The genres of the novels written by Ellen Hart are Mystery fiction, thriller LGBT fiction and she is the author of thirty-two crime novels. List of all Ellen’s famous mystery novels series are:

Publication Order of Jane Lawless Series

Book TitlePublication Year
Hallowed Murder(1989)
Vital Lies(1991)
Stage Fright(1992)
Killing Cure(1993)
A Small Sacrifice(1994)
Faint Praise(1995)
Robber’s Wine(1996)
Wicked Games(1998)
Hunting the Witch(1999)
The Merchant of Venus(2001)
Immaculate Midnight(2002)
An Intimate Ghost(2004)
The Iron Girl(2005)
Night Vision(2006)
The Mortal Groove(2007)
Sweet Poison(2008)
The Mirror and the Mask(2009)
The Cruel Ever After(2010)
The Lost Women of Lost Lake(2011)
Rest for the Wicked(2012)
Taken by the Wind(2013)
The Old Deep and Dark(2014)
The Grave Soul(2015)
Fever in the Dark(2017)
A Whisper of Bones(2018)
Twisted at the Root(2019)
In a Midnight Wood(2020)

Hart was praised for her elegance and also inspired Agathe. She was also praised for her ability to capture the reader’s attention at the very first page of the story; she focused on the mystery rather than violence and murder.

In the series ‘The Vital Lies’ (1991), during winter Jane tracks the dangerous killer with a twisted psyche on the invitation of her friend in Minneapolis. She was asked to investigate an old murder mystery and upon reaching the location, she faced broken glasses in the parking lot and was welcomed with malicious pranks that eventually lead them to another homicide.

Ellen Hart books in order from the Sophie greenway mystery series:

This little piggy went to murder (1994) was appreciated for the surprising elements and the suspense of the murder; it was highly looked upon for its pace of revealing and Hart was praised for her sense of character, subtly distributed clues, and the plot.

The first entry of the series Jane lawless the hallow murderer was released in 1989 and was a success and is still popular; the story is about the death of Allison lord and the police claim the manner of to be suiciding through drowning while the housemates insist on murder and Jane lawless a detective steps in to solve the mystery with the help of her sidekick Cordelia.

She wrote other series as well, based on this genre, and won the Lambda literary award six times and the names of the series are hunting the witch, the old deep and dark, immaculate midnight, and a small sacrifice.

Publication Order of Anthologies

Book TitlePublication Year
Murder, They Wrote(1997)
Malice Domestic 15: Mystery Most Theatrical(2020)

Publication Order of Cozy Case Files Books

Book TitlesPublication Year
A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Volume 1(2017)
A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Volume 2(2017)
A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Volume 3(2017)
A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Volume 4(2018)
A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Volume 5(2018)
A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Volume 6(2019)
A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Volume 7(2019)
A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Volume 8(2020)
A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Volume 9(2020)
A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Volume 10(2020)
A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Volume 11(2021)
A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Volume 12(2021)

About the author’s Life, Career & Awards

She is an open lesbian and her famous novel series Jane Lawless was released in 1989. The series features a lesbian restaurateur and his witty friend Cordelia thorn and these series fall into the category of the mystery genre in lesbian literature. This novel deals with LGBT issues and won the Lambda award five times, she has contributed greatly to the field of lesbian literature.

She is a three-time winner of the Minnesota Book award for the best popular fictions: and at the Saints and sinners literary she was made a GLBT literary and she also worked as an educator other than working as a novelist, Ellen taught at the Loft literary center which is one of the largest independent writing community in the nation and she taught about the introduction to writing the modern mystery.

She contributed to a lot of crime writer anthologies such as Resort to murder: thirteen more tales of mystery by Minnesota’s premier writers. In 2010, hart was awarded the Golden Crown Literary Society for her contributions to lesbian literature and in the year 2017, she became the first lesbian writer to be named a grandmaster by the mystery writers of America.

Ellen Hart Characters

Jane Lawless is a famous character from the well knows series and some of the characters were lesbian. And some books featured characters with smart nature and savvy restaurateurs; these characters were based on Ellen Hart’s background. This shows the influence of her background and surroundings in her works. She was also passionate about cooking and writing. Her combination of interest is reflected in the series Jane Lawless by the restaurateur who investigates with the help of Cordelia.

Ellen currently lives in Minneapolis with her partner for over forty years, she has written over twenty-eight crime novels in different series and thirty mysteries. She has won many awards and has greatly contributed to lesbian literature; the highlighted achievement of her life is she has won the Lambda literary award six times due to her captivating and thrilling writing style. You can read the different novels mentioned above and enjoy the plot and genre.

Top FAQ on Ellen Hart

  1. Who is Ellen Hart?

    Ellen Hart Author

    Ellen Hart is the award-winning mystery author of the Jane Lawless and Sophie Greenaway series. Born in Maine, she was a professional chef for 14 years. Hart’s mysteries include culinary elements similar to those of Diane Mott Davidson.

  2. Which is the latest book by Ellen Hart?

    In a Midnight Wood is the latest book by Ellen from Jane Lawless series.

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