Mystery finalists for LAMBDA awards

The Lambda Literary Foundation has announced the finalists for the Lambda Literary Awards. Awards are presented in 22 categories, but here are the finalists for the Mystery categories:

Gay Mystery
Bokassa’s Last Apostle, by Rod Shelton (Paradise Press UK)
Dos Equis, by Anthony Bidulka (Insomniac Press)
Fires of London, by Janice Law (Mysterious Press/Open Road)
Lake on the Mountain, by Jeffrey Round (Dundurn)
The Yellow Canary, by Steve Neil Johnson (Clutching Hand)

Lesbian Mystery
Ill Will, J.M. Redmann, Bold Strokes Books
Jacob’s War, C.P. Rowlands, Bold Strokes Books
Lemon Reef, Robin Silverman, Bold Strokes Books
Molly: House on Fire, R. E. Bradshaw, R. E. Bradshaw Books
Rest for the Wicked, Ellen Hart, Minotaur Books

Now in their twenty-fifth year, the Lambda Literary Awards celebrate achievement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) writing for books published in 2012. Winners will be announced during a ceremony on Monday evening, June 3, 2013, at The Great Hall at Cooper Union,7 East 7th Street, New York City 10003. Details on the annual after-party location are forthcoming.

Tickets for the Lambda Literary Awards ceremony and after-party go on sale today. For information, visit 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 $175 for the ceremony plus after-party. Prices will increase by $25 beginning April 1st.