About Ellen

ellenEllen Hart is the author of over thirty crime novels in two different series. She is a six-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Mystery, a three-time winner of the Minnesota Book Award for Best Popular Fiction, a three-time winner of the Golden Crown Literary Award in several categories, a recipient of the Alice B Medal, and was made an official GLBT Literary Saint at the Saints & Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans in 2005. In 2010, Ellen received the GCLS Trailblazer Award for lifetime achievement in the field of lesbian literature. In 2016, she was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. The award "represents the pinnacle of achievement in mystery writing and was established to acknowledge important contributions to this genre, as well as for a body of work that is both significant and of consistent high quality."

For many years, Ellen has taught "An Introduction to Writing the Modern Mystery" through the The Loft Literary Center, the largest independent writing community in the nation. Ellen's latest Sophie Greenway mystery is No Reservations Required (Ballantine). Fever in the Dark, the twenty-fourth Jane Lawless mystery, was published by St. Martin's/Minotaur in 2017. Bywater Books hsa been releasing Ellen's latest titles in paperback, starting in October 2013 with The Mirror and the Mask and The Cruel Ever After. Also, Audible.com has been releasing all of the Jane Lawless mysteries as audiobooks. Ellen recently married her partner of thirty-seven years, Kathleen Kruger. They live in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

Books by Ellen Hart:

The Jane Lawless Mystery Series:

Hallowed Murder
Vital Lies
Stage Fright
A Killing Cure
A Small Sacrifice
Faint Praise
Robber's Wine
Wicked Games
Hunting the Witch
The Merchant of Venus
Immaculate Midnight
An Intimate Ghost
The Iron Girl
Night Vision
The Mortal Grove
Sweet Poison
The Mirror and the Mask
The Cruel Ever After

The Lost Women of Lost Lake
Rest for the Wicked
Taken By the Wind
The Old Deep and Dark
The Grave Soul
Fever in the Dark

The Sophie Greenway Mystery Series:

This Little Piggy Went to Murder
For Every Evil
The Oldest Sin
Murder in the Air
Slice and Dice
Dial M for Meat Loaf
Death on a Silver Platter
No Reservations Required

 

Awards:

Named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America (2017)

Hallowed Murder
Lambda Literary Award Nominee
Minnesota Book Award Nominee

Stage Fright
Lambda Literary Award Nominee

A Killing Cure
Minnesota Book Award Nominee

A Small Sacrifice
Lambda Literary Award Winner
Minnesota Book Award Winner

Faint Praise
Lambda Literary Award Nominee
Minnesota Book Award Winner

The Oldest Sin
Minnesota Book Award Nominee

Wicked Games
Lambda Literary Award Nominee

Hunting the Witch
Lambda Literary Award Winner

The Merchant of Venus
Lambda Literary Award Winner
Minnesota Book Award Nominee

Immaculate Midnight
Lambda Literary Award Winner

An Intimate Ghost
Lambda Literary Award Nominee
Golden Crown Literary Award Winner

The Iron Girl
Lambda Literary Award Nominee
Minnesota Book Award Winner
Golden Crown Literary Award Wiinner

Night Vision
Lambda Literary Award Nominee

The Mortal Groove
Lambda Literary Award Nominee
Golden Crown Literary Award Winner

Sweet Poison
Lambda Literary Award Nominee

The Mirror and the Mask
Lambda Literary Award Nominee

The Cruel Ever After
Lambda Literary Award Nominee

Rest For the Wicked
Lambda Literary Award Nominee
Golden Crown Literary Award Nominee

The Old Deep and Dark
Lambda Literary Award Winner

The Grave Soul
Lambda Literary Award Nominee
Minnesota Book Award Winner

 

© Ellen Hart.