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»Popular mystery series featuring a gay private investigator? Even today, in the year 2012, this is still a touchy subject for many, and a decided niche, or sub-category within the mystery genre.«

Liz Strange about gay mystery fiction. Her (short) history including Joseph Hansen, Grant Michaels, Mark Richard Zubro, Richard Stevenson and Jonathan Kellerman at

P.S. More on Joseph Hansen you will find here (german).

»Spandex is an England-based comic that features an all-LGBT lineup, including lesbian, gay, and transgender crime fighters, with names such as Glitter, Diva, Mr. Muscles and their leader, Liberty.«
Karl Keily talked with Martin Eden about his new comic book Spandex. Read the interview at

The Finalists for the 24th annual Lambda Literary Awards were announced by the Lambda Literary Foundation (LLF) in Los Angeles.
Here are the finalist for lesbian and for gay mysteries:

Lesbian Mystery
  • Dying to Live, by Kim Baldwin & Xenia Alexiou, Bold Strokes Books
  • Hostage Moon, by AJ Quinn, Bold Strokes Books
  • Rainey Nights: A Rainey Bell Thriller, by R.E. Bradshaw, R.E. Bradshaw Books
  • Retirement Plan, by Martha Miller, Bold Strokes Books
  • Trick of the Dark, by Val McDermid, Bywater Books
Gay Mystery
  • The Affair of the Porcelain Dog, by Jess Faraday, Bold Strokes Books
  • Blue’s Bayou, by David Lennon, Blue Spike Publishing
  • Boystown: Three Nick Nowak Mysteries, by Marshall Thornton, Torquere Press
  • Malabarista, by Garry Ryan, NeWest Press
  • Red White Black and Blue, by Richard Stevenson, MLR Press

More about the Lambda Literary Awards you can read here.