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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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From the Heart by Susan Hill – digested read - The Guardian

Sunday, March 19, 2017


From the Heart by Susan Hill – digested read
The Guardian
“Do you like books?” the headteacher asked. “Quite.” “Then you've got the job.” Towards the end of her first term, Olive was struck down by a mystery illness for a week and woke up to discover she was a lesbian having an affair with an older teacher ...

Regional calendar of events: March 17-31 - Wicked Local Bridgewater

Friday, March 17, 2017


Regional calendar of events: March 17-31
Wicked Local Bridgewater
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'Batwoman' #1 Delivers A Globetrotting Gay Adventure [Review] - ComicsAlliance

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


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'Batwoman' #1 Delivers A Globetrotting Gay Adventure [Review]
ComicsAlliance
At least I'm counting this as the launch, even though Batwoman Rebirth came out last month. That book was a great prologue to this series, but it's immediately clear that the new book is where the story really gets moving. Batwoman #1 spins right out ...

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ME Girard, Vivek Shraya among 13 Canadians nominated for 2017 Lambda Literary Awards - Quill & Quire

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Quill & Quire

ME Girard, Vivek Shraya among 13 Canadians nominated for 2017 Lambda Literary Awards
Quill & Quire
Thirteen Canadians have been nominated for the 29th annual Lambda Literary Awards, recognizing the best in LGBTQ literature. This year, 143 titles were nominated in 23 categories, culled from nearly 900 submissions from more than 300 publishers.

Poetry reviews: Kate Tempest; Cassie Lewis; Caitlin Maling; Jacob Polley - The Australian

Friday, March 10, 2017


The Australian

Poetry reviews: Kate Tempest; Cassie Lewis; Caitlin Maling; Jacob Polley
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He was reversing a hierarchy that once privileged poetry over fiction, with its propensity to delight and entertain, which was considered to compromise the capacity to enlighten or to inform. ... The narrative tension deepens, moving from the third ...

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