Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Herding the Lammys

Today brings the announcement, by the Lambda Literary Foundation, of its finalists for the 28th annual Lambda Literary Awards (“Lammys”) honoring lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) books published during 2015. There are 25 categories of contenders for these prizes, including two of particular interest to Rap Sheet readers:

Lesbian Mystery:
The Grave Soul, by Ellen Hart (Minotaur)
Illicit Artifacts, by Stevie Mikayne (Bold Strokes)
Ordinary Mayhem, by Victoria Brownworth (Bold Strokes)
No Good Reason, by Cari Hunter (Bold Strokes)
The Red Files, by Lee Winter (Ylva)
Relatively Rainey, by R.E. Bradshaw (R.E. Bradshaw)
Tarnished Gold, by Ann Aptaker (Bold Strokes)
The Tattered Heiress, by Debra Hyde (Riverdale Avenue)

Gay Mystery:
After the Horses, by Jeffrey Round (Dundurn)
The Boys from Eighth and Carpenter, by Tom Mendicino (Kensington)
Boystown 7: Bloodlines, by Marshall Thornton (Kenmore)
Cheap as Beasts, by Jon Wilson (Bold Strokes)
Introducing Sunfish & Starfish: Tropical Drag Queen Detectives, by Wallace Godfrey (Strand Hill)
Murder and Mayhem, by Rhys Ford (Dreamspinner Press)
Orient, by Christopher Bollen (Harper)
The Swede, by Robert Karjel (Harper)

Press materials explain that “The awards ceremony on June 6, 2016, will be held at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012).” For more information and to buy tickets, click here.

(Hat tip to Mystery Fanfare.)

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