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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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