Gay Mystery: Blackmail, My Love, by Katie Gilmartin (Cleis Press)
Also nominated: Boystown 6: From the Ashes, by Marshall Thornton (MLR); Calvin’s Head, by David Swatling (Bold Strokes); DeadFall, by David Lennon (BlueSpike); Fair Game, by Josh Lanyon (Carina Press); A Gathering Storm, by Jameson Currier (Chelsea Station); Moon Over Tangier, by Janice Law (Open Road); and The Next, by Rafe Haze (Wilde City Press)
Lesbian Mystery: The Old Deep and Dark, by Ellen Hart (Minotaur)
Also nominated: The Acquittal, by Anne Laughlin (Bold Strokes): Done to Death, by Charles Atkins (Severn House); Slash and Burn, by Valerie Bronwen (Bold Strokes); and UnCatholic Conduct, by Stevie Mikayne (Bold Strokes)
* * *In Reference to Murder brings word too that “The Audio Publishers Association (APA) announced the winners for its 2015 Audie Awards honoring spoken word entertainment, including Best Mystery, The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith as narrated by Robert Glenister; and Best Thriller, Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta, as narrated by Robert Petkoff.