LGBTQ+ Mysteries

Mysteries featuring LGBTQ+ protagonists.
Updated September 19, 2022
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Magic for Liars
Sarah Gailey
Two Enigmatic SistersA Brilliant, Terrifying SecretA Perfect LieIvy Gamble was born without magic and never wanted it. Ivy Gamble has an almost-sustainable career as a private investigator, and an empty apartment, and a slight drinking problem. She doesn't in any way wish she was like Tabitha, her...
A Grave Talent
Laurie R. King
THE EDGAR AWARD-WINNING NOVEL THE FIRST KATE MARTINELLI MYSTERY In Laurie R. King's Grave Talent, the unthinkable has happened in a small community outside of San Francisco. A series of shocking murders has occurred, the victims far too innocent and...
The Long Call
Ann Cleeves
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
James Patterson
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
Elly Griffiths
"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...
Killing Eve: Codename Villanelle
Luke Jennings
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...
The Verifiers
Jane Pek
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...
Who Is Vera Kelly?
Rosalie Knecht
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. ...
Fortune Favors the Dead
Stephen Spotswood
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 Last Place You Look
Kristen Lepionka
"Roxane is a wonderfully complex character...This is a remarkably accomplished debut mystery, with sensitive character development and a heart-stopping denouement. Let's hope there are more Roxane Weary novels on the way."--Booklist (starred review) 2018 Shamus Award Winner...
The Paradox Hotel
Rob Hart
"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 Dime
Kathleen Kent
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....
And There He Kept Her
Joshua Moehling
Russ Thomas
"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...
The Best Bad Things
Katrina Carrasco
**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...
Renovated to Death
Frank Anthony Polito
It's Hart to Hart via HGTV in award-winning author and playwright Frank Anthony Polito's fabulous new cozy mystery series featuring a gay couple who solve crimes while renovating houses in suburban Detroit as part of their hit reality show Domestic Partners. ...

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