LGBTQ+ Mysteries

Mysteries featuring LGBTQ+ protagonists.
Updated September 19, 2022
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Magic for liars
Gailey, Sarah
A 2020 LOCUS AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL Sharp, mainstream fantasy meets compelling thrills of investigative noir inMagic for Liars, a fantasy debut by rising star Sarah Gailey. Ivy Gamble was born without magic and never wanted it.
The long call
Cleeves, Ann
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! NOW A BRITBOX SERIES STARRING BEN ALDRIDGE AND PEARL MACKIE The Long Call from Ann Cleeves--bestselling and award-winning author of the Vera and Shetland series, both of which are hit TV shows-...
Murder games : [a thriller]
Patterson, James
A criminal behavior expert teams up with an NYPD detective to track down a criminal in the novel that inspired the hit CBS TV series starring Alan Cumming. Dr. Dylan Reinhart wrote the book on criminal behavior. Literally: he's a renowned, bestselling...
The postscript murders
Griffiths, Elly
"This droll romp is a latter-day Miss Marple." --Washington Post Murder leaps off the page when crime novelists begin to turn up dead in this intricate new novel by internationally best-selling author Elly Griffiths, a literary mystery perfect for fans of Anthony...
Codename Villanelle
Jennings, Luke
The breakneck thriller that inspired TV sensation Killing Eve, starring Sandra Oh, "unlike any other spy drama you've seen" (Daily Beast). Villanelle (a codename, of course) is one of the world's most skilled assassins. A catlike psychopath whose love for the...
Who is Vera Kelly?
Knecht, Rosalie
New York City, 1962. Vera Kelly is struggling to make rent and blend into the underground gay scene in Greenwich Village. She's working night shifts at a radio station when her quick wits, sharp tongue, and technical skills get her noticed by a recruiter for the CIA. Next...
The Last Place You Look
Kristen Lepionka
ONE OF THE WASHINGTON POST'S BEST MYSTERY BOOKS OF THE YEAR * Introducing Claudia Lin: a sharp-witted amateur sleuth for the 21st century. This debut novel follows Claudia as she verifies people's online lives, and lies, for a dating detective agency in New York City. Until...
Fortune favors the dead : a novel
Spotswood, Stephen
A wildly charming and fast-paced mystery written with all the panache of the hardboiled classics, Fortune Favors the Dead introduces Pentecost and Parker, an audacious new detective duo for the ages. "Razor-sharp style, tons of flair, a snappy sense of humor, and all the most...
The dime
Kent, Kathleen
Brooklyn's toughest female detective takes on Dallas in this "violent, sexy, and completely absorbing" Edgar Award nominee, the first novel in the acclaimed Betty Rhyzyhk series (Kirkus Reviews).   Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart....
"Time travel, murder, corruption, restless baby dinosaurs, and a snarky robot named Ruby collide in this excellent, noir-inflected, humor-infused, science-fiction thriller."--The Boston Globe   An impossible crime. A detective on the edge of madness. The future of...
The best bad things
Carrasco, Katrina Marie
**Finalist for the Washington State Book Award and the Lambda Award in Bisexual Fiction** "Sexy, fun, serious and unputdownable." --Bethanne Patrick, The Washington Post "Brazen, brawny, sexy . . . full of unforgettable characters and insatiable...
Thomas, Russ
"A pitch-perfect blend of the best of the old and the best of the new--all the traditional strengths and charms are here, with a fresh and relevant twenty first-century edge. I loved it."--Lee Child A taut and ambitious police procedural debut introducing Detective Sergeant Adam...
And there he kept her
Moehling, Joshua
"A dark and complex mystery that will consume you."--Julie Clark, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Flight They thought he was a helpless old man. They were wrong. When two teenagers break into a house on a remote lake in search of prescription drugs, what starts as a...

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