Laurie R. King und Garry Ryan gewinnen Lambda Literary Awards

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In der letzten Woche wurden zum 19. Mal die → Lambda Literary Awards in New York vergeben. Die → Lambda Literary Foundation zeichnet mit dem Preis, der diesmal in 25 Kategorien vergeben wurde, gute schwule, lesbische, bisexuelle und transgender Literatur aus. Es gibt auch zwei Kategorien, die für Krimileserinnen und -leser interessant sein dürften: Den besten schwulen und den besten lesbischen Krimi. Abgräumt haben die Preise diesmal….

In der Kategorie: Gay Men’s Mystery

the_lucky_elephant_restaurant_lambda.jpgGarry Ryan: The Lucky Elephant Restaurant (Verlag: NeWest Press)

When the young daughter of popular radio talk show host Bobbie Reddie disappears along with Bobbie’s ex-husband, Detectives Lane and Harper are on the case. Haunted by flashbacks from a previous missing child case, Lane once again takes to the streets of Calgary looking for answers.

Meanwhile, university student Jay Krocker befriends the mysterious Lucky Elephant Restaurant owner Lam Tran, known to many as Uncle Tran. As Jay and Uncle Tran become mixed up in the missing child case, their intentions baffle the detectives—are they there to help or hinder?

As the pressure mounts for Lane and Harper to swiftly close the case, Lane’s private life becomes threatened. The two detectives are running out of time and must untangle the many lies surrounding this bizarre investigation before another child disappears.

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In der Kategorie: Lesbian Mystery

the_art_of_detection_lambda.jpgLaurie R. King: The Art of Detection (Verlag: Bantam Dell)

In this thrilling new crime novel that ingeniously bridges Laurie R. King’s Edgar and Creasey Awards—winning Kate Martinelli series and her bestselling series starring Mary Russell, San Francisco homicide detective Kate Martinelli crosses paths with Sherlock Holmes–in a spellbinding dual mystery that could come only from the “intelligent, witty, and complex” mind of New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King….

Kate Martinelli has seen her share of peculiar things as a San Francisco cop, but never anything quite like this: an ornate Victorian sitting room straight out of a Sherlock Holmes story–complete with violin, tobacco-filled Persian slipper, and gunshots in the wallpaper that spell out the initials of the late queen.

Philip Gilbert was a true Holmes fanatic, from his antiquated décor to his vintage wardrobe. And no mere fan of fiction’s great detective, but a leading expert with a collection of priceless memorabilia–a collection some would kill for.

And perhaps someone did: In his collection is a century-old manuscript purportedly written by Holmes himself–a manuscript that eerily echoes details of Gilbert’s own murder.

Now, with the help of her partner, Al Hawkin, Kate must follow the convoluted trail of a killer–one who may have trained at the feet of the greatest mind of all times.

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Die weiteren Nominees in den Krimi-Kategorien finden sich → hier, weitere Infos zur den Lambda Literary Awards finden sich → hier. Zuverlässig informiert über die Preisvergabe hat mich → dieses schöne Blog.