26th annual Lambda Awards for crime fiction categories

Last night, at a gala ceremony, winners were announced for the 26th annual LAMBDA Literary Awards. Awards were given out in 24 catagories, but I thought I would share the winners for the 2 mystery awards:

GAY MYSTERY
THE PRISONER OF THE RIVIERA: A FRANCIS BACON MYSTERY, Janice Law, MysteriousPress.com/Open Road Media

Other finalists:
BATON ROUGE BINGO, Greg Herren, Bold Strokes BooksBOYSTOWN 5: MURDER BOOk, Marshall Thornton, MLR Press
FIERCE, David Lennon, Blue Spike Publishing
FOXED, Garry Ryan, NeWest Press
THE GENERAL AND THE ELEPHANT CLOCK OF AL-JAZARI, Sarah Black, Dreamspinner Press
HOW TO GREET STRANGERS: A MYSTERY, Joyce Thompson, Lethe Press
IN REAL LIFE, THE 3RD GEMINI & FLOWERS MYSTERY, Jonathan Gregory, Amazon Digital Services Inc
PAWN OF SATAN, Mark Zubro, MLR Press
PRETTY BOY DEAD, Jon Michaelsen, Wilde City Press

LESBIAN MYSTERY
HIGH DESERT, Katherine V. Forrest, Spinsters Ink

Other finalists:
CROSS AND BURN, Val McDermid, Grove/Atlantic/Atlantic Monthly Press
DEATH OF THE DEMON, Anne Holt, Scribner
THE KILLER WORE LEATHER: A MYSTERY, Laura Antoniou, Cleis Press
POINT OF BETRAYAL, Ann Roberts, Bella Books
THE RAINEY SEASON, R.E. Bradshaw, R.E. Bradshaw Books
SHE OVERHEARD MURDER, Jean Sheldon, Wellworth Publishing/Bast Press
TAKEN BY THE WIND, Ellen Hart, St. Martin’s Press/Minotaur Books
TURNING ON THE TIDE, Jenna Rae, Bella Books
WEB OF OBSESSIONS, Diane Wood, Bella Books
THE WILD BEASTS OF WUHAN: AN AVA LEE NOVEL, Ian Hamilton, Picador

Now in their twenty-sixth year, the Lambda Literary Awards celebrate achievement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) writing for books published in 2013. Winners will be announced during a ceremony on Monday evening, June 2, 2014, at The Great Hall at Cooper Union (7 East 7th Street, New York City 10003). Details on the annual after-party location are forthcoming. For more information and to buy tickets, please visit: http://www.lambdaliterary.org/awards/

Tickets for the Lambda Literary Awards ceremony and after-party go on sale today. For information, visit LLF’s website and join the conversation by following the hashtag #Lammys on Twitter. For the month of March only, early bird tickets are $100 for the ceremony only and $200 for the ceremony plus after-party. Prices will increase by $25 beginning April 1st. – See more at: http://www.lambdaliterary.org/features/news/03/06/26th-annual-lambda-literary-award-finalists-announced/#sthash.XcxpdMeo.dpuf

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