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The Lambda Literary Awards

The Lambda Literary Awards are presented by the Lambda Literary Foundation in 24 categories (including Gay Men's Mystery and Lesbian Mystery) are based principally on the quality of the writing and the LGBT content of the work. (Note: The year indicated is the date of publication of the winner.)


  • Gay Men's Mystery Nominee:
    • The General and the Elephant Clock of Al-Jazari by Sarah Black (Dreamspinner Press)
    • In Real Life by Jonathan Gregory (Amazon Digital Services)
    • Baton Rouge Bingo by Gerg Herren (Bold Strokes Books)
    • The Prisoner of the Riviera by Janice Law (Mysterious Press)
    • Fierce by David Lennon (Blue Spike)
    • Pretty Boy Dead by Jon Michaelsen (Wilde City Press)
    • Foxed by Garry Ryan (NeWest Press )
    • How To Greet Strangers by Joyce Thompson (Lethe Press)
    • Boystown 5: Murder Book by Marshall Thornton (MLR Press)
    • Pawn of Satan by Mark Zubro (MLR Press)
  • Lesbian Mystery Nominee:
    • The Killer Wore Leather by Laura Antoniou (Cleis Press)
    • The Rainey Season by R. E. Bradshaw (R. E. Bradshaw Books)
    • High Desert by Katherine V. Forrest (Spinsters Ink)
    • The Wild Beasts of Wuhan by Ian Hamilton (Picador)
    • Taken by the Wind by Ellen Hart (Minotaur Books)
    • Death of the Demon by Anne Holt (Scribner)
    • Cross and Burn by Val McDermid (Atlantic Monthly Press)
    • Turning on the Tide by Jenna Rae (Bella Books)
    • Point of Betrayal by Ann Roberts (Bella Books)
    • She Overheard Murder by Jean Sheldon (Wellworth Publishing)
    • Web of Obsessions by Diane Wood (Bella Books)
  • Gay Men's Mystery: Lake on the Mountain by Jeffrey Round (Dundurn)
  • Lesbian Mystery: Ill Will by J. M. Redmann (Bold Strokes Books)Review of Ill Will by J. M. Redmann
  • Gay Men's Mystery: Echoes by David Lennon (Blue Spike)
  • Lesbian Mystery: Fever of the Bone by Val McDermid (HarperCollins)
  • Gay Men's Mystery: What We Remember by Michael Thomas Ford (Kensington)
  • Lesbian Mystery: Death of a Dying Man by J. M. Redmann (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Gay Men's Mystery: Murder in the Rue Chartres by Greg Herren (Alyson Books)
  • Lesbian Mystery: Wall of Silence by Gabrielle Goldsby (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Gay Men's Mystery: The Lucky Elephant Restaurant by Garry Ryan (NeWest Press )
  • Lesbian Mystery: The Art of Detection by Laurie R. King (Bantam)
  • Gay Men's Mystery: One of These Things is Not Like the Other by D. Travers Scott (Suspect Thoughts)
  • Lesbian Mystery: Desert Blood: The Juarez Murders by Alicia Gaspar De Alba (Arte Publico)
  • Gay Men's Mystery: Flight of Aquavit by Anthony Bidulka (Insomniac)
  • Lesbian Mystery: Hancock Park by Katherine V. Forrest (Berkley Prime Crime)
  • Gay Men's Mystery: The Snow Garden by Christopher Rice (Miramax)
  • Lesbian Mystery: Good Bad Woman by Elizabeth Woodcraft (Kensington)
  • Gay Men's Mystery: Rag and Bone by Michael Nava (Putnam)
  • Lesbian Mystery: Merchant of Venus by Ellen Hart (St. Martin's Minotaur)
  • Gay Men's Mystery: The Limits of Justice by John Morgan Wilson (Doubleday)
  • Lesbian Mystery: Mommy Deadest by Jean Marcy (New Victoria)
  • Gay Men's Mystery: Justice at Risk by John Morgan Wilson (Doubleday)
  • Lesbian Mystery: Hunting the Witch by Ellen Hart (St. Martin's Press)
  • Gay Men's Mystery: Outburst by R. D. Zimmerman (Delacourt)
  • Lesbian Mystery Tie:
    • Shaman's Moon by Sarah Dreher (New Victoria)
    • The Blue Place by Nicola Griffith (Avon)
  • Gay Men's Mystery: The Magician's Tale by David Hunt (Putnam)
  • Lesbian Mystery: Father Forgive Me by Randye Lordon (Avon)
  • Gay Men's Mystery: The Death of Friends by Michael Nava (Putnam)
  • Lesbian Mystery: Robber's Wine by Ellen Hart (Seal)
  • Gay Men's Mystery: Closet by R. D. Zimmerman (Dell)
  • Lesbian Mystery: The Intersection of Law and Desire by J. M. Redmann (Norton)
  • Gay Men's Mystery: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt (Random House)
  • Lesbian Mystery: Small Sacrifice by Ellen Hart (Seal)
  • Gay Men's Mystery: Catilina's Riddle by Steven Saylor (St. Martin's)
  • Lesbian Mystery: Divine Victim by Mary Wings (Dutton)
  • Gay Men's Mystery: The Hidden Law by Michael Nava (HarperCollins)
  • Lesbian Mystery Tie:
    • Crazy for Loving by Jaye Maiman (Naiad)
    • Two-Bit Tango by Elizabeth Pincus (Spinsters)
  • Gay Men's Mystery: A Country of Old Men by Joseph Hansen (Viking)
  • Lesbian Mystery: Murder by Tradition by Katherine V. Forrest (Naiad)
  • Gay Men's Mystery: Howtown by Michael Nava (HarperCollins)
  • Lesbian Mystery Tie:
    • Ninth Life by Lauren Wright Douglas (Naiad)
    • Gaudi Afternoon by Barbara Wilson (Seal)
  • Gay Men's Mystery: A Simple Suburban Murder by Mark Richard Zubro (St. Martin's Press)
  • Lesbian Mystery: The Beverly Malibu: The Beverly Malibu by Katherine V. Forrest (Naiad Press)
  • Gay Men's Mystery/science fiction: Goldenboy by Michael Nava (Alyson Publications)
  • Lesbian Mystery/science fiction: Skiptrace by Antoinette Azolakov (Banned Books)

If present, Mystery Book Reviews by Mysterious Reviews indicates a review by Mysterious Reviews.

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