The latest Jane Lawless adventure is a finalist for the 2010 Lambda Mystery Award—with good reason. This, the seventeenth in the series, is perhaps the strongest yet. Jane is at a major crossroads in her life and is trying to determine which road she'll take. The love of her life has left her. Her popular restaurant is running well, so she's more and more interested in exploring changing her amateur detective status to professional. When a young girl asks her to help her find her father, Jane thinks this simple, safe job will help steer her to a resolution. The simple job, however, turns into murder and kidnapping.
Fortunately for readers, the page turner is relatively short, so no one should become too sleep deprived. A word to the wise: Start reading before bedtime.
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