Tuesday, March 20, 2012

On the Lammys

The Lambda Literary Foundation has announced the finalists for its 24th annual Lambda Literary Awards, honoring lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) books published in 2011. There are 119 contenders for these “Lammys,” in two dozen categories. However, we’re most concerned here with nominees of just two types.

Lesbian Mystery:
Dying to Live, by Kim Baldwin and Xenia Alexiou (Bold Strokes)
Hostage Moon, by A.J. Quinn (Bold Strokes)
Rainey Nights, by R.E. Bradshaw (R.E. Bradshaw Books)
Retirement Plan, by Martha Miller (Bold Strokes)
Trick of the Dark, by Val McDermid (Bywater)

Gay Mystery:
The Affair of the Porcelain Dog, by Jess Faraday (Bold Strokes)
Blue’s Bayou, by David Lennon (Blue Spike)
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)

“Winners,” explains a Lamba press release, “will be announced at a Monday evening, June 4th ceremony in New York at the CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue) with an after-party at Slate (54 West 21st Street). ... Tickets for the Lambda Literary Awards ceremony and after-party go on sale today. For more information click here.”

(Hat tip to Omnimystery News.)

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