Mystery Finalists for 27th annual LAMBDA Awards

Last week, the finalists were announced for the 27th annual LAMBDA Awards.. Awards are presented in 22 categories, but here are the finalists for the Mystery categories:

BLACKMAIL, MY LOVE: A Murder Mystery, Katie Gilmartin, Cleis Press
BOYSTOWN 6: FROM THE ASHES by Marshall Thornton (MLR)
CALVIN’S HEAD by David Swatling (Bold Strokes Books)
DEADFALL by David Lennon (BlueSpike Publishing)
FAIR GAME by Josh Lanyon (Carina Press)
A GATHERING STORM by Jameson Currier (Chelsea Station Editions)
MOON OVER TANGIER by Janice Law (Open Road Media)
THE NEXT by Rafe Haze (Wilde City Press)


THE ACQUITTAL by Anne Laughlin (Bold Strokes Books)
DONE TO DEATH by Charles Atkins (Severn House Publishers)
THE OLD DEEP AND DARK-A Jane Lawless Mystery by Ellen Hart (Minotaur Books)
SLASH AND BURN by Valerie Bronwen (Bold Strokes Books)
UNCATHOLIC CONDUCT by Stevie Mikayne (Bold Strokes Books)

Now in their twenty-seventh year, the Lambda Literary Awards celebrate achievement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) writing for books published in 2014. The awards ceremony on June 1, 2015, will be held for the third straight year at the historic Great Hall at Cooper Union (7 East 7th Street, New York City 10003). A VIP After-Party presented by Scholastic at its SOHO rooftop space will follow. For more information and to buy tickets, please visit LL’s website.

Tickets for the Lambda Literary Awards ceremony and after-party go on sale today. For information, visit here and join the conversation by following the hashtag #Lammys on Twitter. Early bird tickets at discounted prices are available for the entire month of March. Tickets for the ceremony only are $125. Tickets for the ceremony plus VIP after-party are $225. Prices will increase by $25 beginning April 1st.