Minneapolis restaurateur Jane Lawless is at a crossroads, in her 17th mystery from Lambda and Minnesota Book Award winner Ellen Hart. The rough economy has put Jane's plans for a third restaurant on hold, and her long-distance romance is on the rocks and quite possibly unsalvageable. Unsure of what to do next, she accepts her good friend A.J. Nolan's standing offer to take her on as a private investigator. Her first job seems simple enough: tracking down the stepfather of attractive local bartender Annie Archer. And while she's happy to close the case, after finding a man who seems to fit the bill, Jane has the uncomfortable feeling there's a lot more to this particular job than what she's been asked to find.
"Lonely Jane Lawless never seems to catch a break in the love department, as shown by Hart's twisty 17th whodunit to feature the Minneapolis restaurateur and part-time PI (after 2008's Sweet Poison)."—Publishers Weekly