The Iron Girl

The Iron Girl

[a Jane Lawless Mystery]

Book - 2005 | 1st ed.
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Baker & Taylor
While sorting through the belongings of her late lover, Christine Kane, Minneapolis restaurateur Jane Lawless discovers a gun that could hold the clue to Christine's death as well as the murders of three members of the Simoneau family.

McMillan Palgrave
Ray Lawless, prominent defense attorney and father of Minneapolis restaurateur Jane Lawless, tries his biggest case yet defending an accused serial murderer and arsonist whom the media has dubbed "The Fireman." Ray's client is eventually convicted and sentenced to two consecutive life sentences, though he proclaims his innocence to the end, and a few days later, he kills himself in his cell.

But someone in The Fireman's life can't let go, and, blaming Ray for the man's death, plots a meticulous revenge. Both Jane and her brother Peter, who is already under terrible stress because of a troubled marriage, feel the heat of the avenger's plan.

But Jane is intimately familiar with danger, and she's never been one to shrink from a fight. With the help of her best friend Cordelia, Jane sets out to discover why this person is so determined to undo her family. When she begins to dig into The Fireman's life, the puzzle unravels, leading Jane to a final confrontation with someone bent on making the Lawlesses pay, perhaps with their lives.

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Blackwell North Amer
After years spent mourning the death of her partner, Christine Kane, Minneapolis restaurateur Jane Lawless is ready to move on - she's dating again and has her eye on a new restaurant concept. But the discovery of a gun among Christine's things is such a shock to Jane that moving on seems impossible until she can figure out what Christine was doing with a loaded weapon.
Before her illness, Christine, a real estate agent, was selling a house for the Simoneaus, an eccentric and wealthy Minnesota family. Coincidentally, three members of the Simoneau family were murdered the night before Christine died, and Jane always assumed Christine knew nothing of the family's secrets. But the gun and a few other discoveries that Jane makes seem to suggest otherwise. As she searches for clues to understand what really happened those many years ago, Jane's pursuit leads her deeper into danger.

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While sorting through the belongings of her late lover, Christine Kane, Minneapolis restaurateur Jane Lawless is shocked to discover a gun that could hold the clue to not only Christine's death, but also the murders of three members of the Simoneau family. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312317492
Characteristics: vii, 339 p. : geneal. table ; 22 cm.


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Apr 30, 2018

Good solid murder mystery with a chance to get to know some of Jane Lawless’s back story. Woven into the mystery are flashbacks to her lover Christine who died ten years ago. Jane finally gets around to sorting through Christine’s possessions and discovers clues to a grievous murder that happened around her last days. Jane needs to close the book on Christine to find her way to Kenzie. Also sprinkled in are clues to her future job as a PI. I continue to love the Minneapolis settings and the cast of characters including over the top Cordelia. Looking forward to the next book in the series. I know I’m late to the party but really want to read them in order.

Dec 04, 2016

(Book 13 in the Jane Lawless series)


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