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»McDonnell does a commendable job pulling apart the terms “homophobia” and “gay panic” as woefully inadequate. In fact, dissect the title: by placing these crimes as uniquely American (and they’re not yet still they are), add the phrase “honor killings” and the bizarre, fatalistic masculine ritualism it evokes, and it becomes clear that homophobia is a subset of misogyny.«

Tom Cardamone

Tom Cardamone about the nonfiction book American Honor Killings: Desire and Rage Among Men by David McConnell. His review you will find at The Lambda Literary Review.

The Ten Best Gay Mystery Series. A list by Drewey Wayne Gunn

  • Joseph Hansen: The Brandstetter series. Twelve volumes (1970-1991)
  • Peter Tuesday Hughes: The Front Desk series. Six volumes (1976-1978)
  • Dan Kavanagh: The Duffy series. Four novels (1980-1987)
  • Richard Stevenson: The Strachey series. Eight volumes (1981-2003)
  • John Preston: The Mission of Alex Kane sestet (1984-1987, revised 1992-1993)
  • Michael Nava: The Henry Rios heptalogy (1986-2001)
  • Derek Adams: The Adventures of Miles Diamond. Trilogy. (1993-1998)
  • R.D. Zimmerman: The Todd Mills series. Six novels. (1995-1999)
  • John Morgan Wilson: The Justice series. Five novels (1996-2003)
  • Jack Dickson: The Jas Anderson trilogy (1998-2002)

Ten Best Standalones. A list by Drewey Wayne Gunn

  • Rodney Garland:The Heart in Exile (1953)
  • Lou Rand: The Gay Detective (1961)
  • Hugh Ross Williamson: A Wicked Pack of Cards (1961)
  • J.X. Williams: Good-bye My Lover (1966)
  • Robert Bentley: Here There Be Dragons (1972)
  • Ross Berliner: The Manhood Ceremony (1978)
  • Tom Hardy: Cock Stealers (1978)
  • Jeremy Beadle: Death Scene (1988)
  • Ashok Mathur: Once upon an Elephant (1998)
  • Drew Gummerson: The Lodger (2002)

Drewey Wayne Gunn is celebrating great gay mysteries: His top ten of gay mystery series and standalones. Read more about his lists at the Lambda Literary Review.

»McDermid continues to provide compelling, page-turning, spine-tingling (both these novels have scenes that will, as my grandmother used to say, “curl your hair”), vividly realistic and suspenseful tales of what happens when people are left to their own devices and desires.«

Victoria Brownworth

Victoria Brownworth about the two novels The Retribution and The Vanishing Poin by Val McDermid. Her review you will find at the Lambda Literary Review.