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This site is for lovers of lesbian mystery novels. A great starting point to finding lesbian mysteries are the books that have been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. The "Lammys" is an annual event hosted by the Lamda Literary Foundation which honors LGBT published works.

Please support this genre by purchasing your favorite author's books. And try an author you haven't read before -- they may become one of your new favorites! The book list below should keep you reading for quite some time...

 


Lamda Literary Award Nominees and Recipients

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Year Published Winner Title Author Publisher
2014
Yes The Old Deep and Dark-A Jane Lawless Mystery Ellen Hart Minotaur Books
Done to Death Charles Atkins Severn House Publishers
Slash and Burn Valerie Bronwen Bold Strokes Books
The Acquittal Anne Laughlin Bold Strokes Books
UnCatholic Conduct Stevie Mikayne Bold Strokes Books
2013
Yes High Desert Katherine V. Forrest Spinsters Ink
Cross and Burn Val McDermid Grove/Atlantic/Atlantic Monthly Press
She Overheard Murder Jean Sheldon Wellworth Publishing/Bast Press
The Rainey Season R.E. Bradshaw R.E. Bradshaw Books
The Wild Beasts of Wuhan: An Ava Lee Novel Ian Hamilton Picador
Death of the Demon Anne Holt Scribner
The Killer Wore Leather: A Mystery Laura Antoniou Cleis Press
Point of Betrayal Ann Roberts Bella Books
Web of Obsessions Diane Wood Bella Books
Turning on the Tide Jenna Rae Bella Books
Taken by the Wind Ellen Hart St. Martin’s Press/Minotaur Books
2012
Yes Ill Will J.M. Redmann Bold Strokes Books
Molly: House on Fire R. E. Bradshaw R. E. Bradshaw Books
Lemon Reef Robin Silverman Bold Strokes Books
Jacob’s War C.P. Rowlands Bold Strokes Books
Rest for the Wicked Ellen Hart Minotaur Books
2011
Yes Dying to Live Kim Baldwin & Xenia Alexiou Bold Strokes Books
Rainey Nights: A Rainey Bell Thriller R.E. Bradshaw R.E. Bradshaw Books
Retirement Plan Martha Miller Bold Strokes Books
Hostage Moon AJ Quinn Bold Strokes Books
Trick of the Dark Val McDermid Bywater Books
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Thursday, September 29, 2016


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Can These Pornographers End 'MILFs,' 'Teens,' and 'Thugs'?
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Kelly Ana Morey's fifth novel tackles the career of legendary racehorse Phar Lap
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She's got a reputation staked on her fifth novel, Daylight Second, a book that has relevance to the pride and legacies of both New Zealand and Australia. Morey has taken the career of Australasia's most famous race-horse, Phar Lap, and the lives, hopes ...

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Friday, September 23, 2016


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The Wonder by Emma Donoghue review – a thrilling domestic psychodrama
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Emma Donoghue: 'I've ended up having a family as well as being a lesbian. I thought it ... Her new book is based on the many cases of “fasting girls” reported across the world from the 16th to the 20th centuries: women and girls, often prepubescent ...

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Wiley Cash curates UNCA's Visiting Writer Series - Mountain Xpress

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


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Wiley Cash curates UNCA's Visiting Writer Series
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Short story author and novelist Chinelo Okparanta, who won the Lambda Literary Ward for Lesbian Fiction, will appear on April 4. All readings are free and open to the public. Cash, who completed his master's degree in 2002, taught briefly at UNCA ...

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Saturday, September 17, 2016


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10 shows not to miss on metro Detroit stages in 2016-17
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"Pulp" (Williamston Theatre Thursday-Oct. 23): Another Michigan premiere from Milan playwright Joe Zettelmaier, this one a mix of film noir mystery and science fiction. It's about a private detective who finds life imitating art in unexpected ways ...

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