Last night brought the announcement, in New York City, of which books and authors have won the 2014 Lambda Literary Awards, celebrating “the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year …” There are prize recipients in a number of categories, and you can find them all here. Two categories, though, might be of particular interest to Rap Sheet readers.
Gay Mystery: The Prisoner of the Riviera, by Janice Law (Mysterious Press/Open Road)
Also nominated: Baton Rouge Bingo, by Greg Herren (Bold Strokes Books); Boystown 5: Murder Book, by Marshall Thornton (MLR Press); Fierce, by David Lennon (Blue Spike); Foxed, by Garry Ryan (NeWest Press); The General and the Elephant Clock of Al-Jazari, by Sarah Black (Dreamspinner Press); How to Greet Strangers, by Joyce Thompson (Lethe Press); In Real Life, by Jonathan Gregory (Amazon Digital); Pawn of Satan, by Mark Zubro (MLR Press); and Pretty Boy Dead, by Jon Michaelsen (Wilde City Press)
Lesbian Mystery: High Desert, by Katherine V. Forrest (Spinsters Ink)
Also nominated: Cross and Burn, by Val McDermid (Atlantic Monthly Press); Death of the Demon, by Anne Holt (Scribner); The Killer Wore Leather, by Laura Antoniou (Cleis Press); Point of Betrayal, by Ann Roberts (Bella); The Rainey Season, by R.E. Bradshaw (R.E. Bradshaw); She Overheard Murder, by Jean Sheldon (Wellworth); Taken by the Wind, by Ellen Hart (Minotaur); Turning on the Tide, by Jenna Rae (Bella); Web of Obsessions, by Diane Wood (Bella); and The Wild Beasts of Wuhan, by Ian Hamilton (Picador)
Congratulations to all of this year’s “Lammy” contenders.