Best LGBT Mysteries Books

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1. Bury Me When I'm Dead: A Charlie Mack Motown Mystery

Author: by Cheryl A Head
July 18, 2016

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Charlene “Charlie” Mack is a PI in Detroit. Born and raised in the city that America forgot, Charlie has built a highly respected private investigations firm through hard work, smart choices, and relentless ambition. Her team of investigators are highly skilled and trustworthy, but she secretly struggles with her sexual orientation and a mother with early-onset Alzheimer’s.

When Charlie and her crack team head to Birmingham, Alabama following the trail of a missing person, what should be a routine case turns into a complex chase for answers. Shady locals and a southern patriarch with dark secrets dating back forty years obscure their path.

It seems like everyone has something to hide, including Charlie. When the case turns deadly with a double murder, and Charlie is attacked on a quiet neighborhood street, everything suddenly becomes personal. Who can Charlie trust, and will she ever solve the riddles of the Magic City?

A Detroit native, Cheryl A. Head now lives on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, where she navigated a successful career as a writer, television producer, filmmaker, broadcast executive, and media funder. Her debut novel, Long Way Home: A World War II Novel, was a 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Award finalist in both the African American Literature and Historical Fiction categories.

2. Scandal at the Salty Dog: An M/M Cozy Mystery (Secrets and Scrabble Book 4)

Author: by Josh Lanyon
May 31, 2021

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Mystery Stalks the Cobbled Streets of Pirate’s CoveWho or what is haunting elderly recluse Juliet Blackwell, what does it have to do with mysterious goings-on at the Salty Dog Pub-and why is any of it mystery bookshop owner Ellery Page’s problem?

According to sometimes boyfriend Police Chief Jack Carson, it’s not Ellery’s problem, and Ellery should stop asking awkward questions before it’s too late. Ellery couldn’t agree more, but it’s hard to say no when someone is as frightened as old Mrs. Blackwell.

Mrs. Blackwell insists the ghost of long dead pirate Rufus Blackwell has come to avenge himself on the last member of his treacherous clan. Before Ellery can say, “Yikes!” Mrs. Blackwell takes a tumble down the grand staircase of her spooky mansion, and it’s up to Ellery to find who is trying to kill his eccentric customer.

3. Warn Me When It's Time (A Charlie Mack Motown Mystery Book 6)

Author: by Cheryl A. Head
June 29, 2021

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A hate group operating in Oakland County, Michigan has claimed responsibility for a six-month-long string of arson fires and robberies at mosques, temples, and black churches around Detroit, eluding police and federal agencies. The most recent fire, at a mosque in Dearborn, kills a respected imam.

His childrensuspicious are of law enforcement’s treatment of Muslims, and afraid of reprisalhires Charlie Mack and her team of investigators to find their father’s murderers. The Mack team begins to hunts down the clues in this local hate crime, but they aren’t prepared when they realize that those clues are pointing to a widespread conspiracy that runs through elected state officials and up to the highest levels of national leadership.

FBI agent, James Saleh, returns to help the Mack Agency infiltrate and take down a homegrown militia hell-bent on starting a race war in America.

4. Redirection (Borealis: Without a Compass Book 3)

Author: by Gregory Ashe
June 29, 2021

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When it comes to your ex, nothing is ever easy. The Borealis boys are settling into their new normal, or at least into their new digs. But when North’s soon-to-be (please-let-it-be-soon) ex-husband, Tucker, is arrested and charged with murder, everything goes sideways.

Hired by Tucker’s parents, North and Shaw begin looking for proof that Tucker is innocent, in spite of the evidence against him. When they find seemingly incriminating photos hidden in Tucker’s BMW, North is convinced that someone is trying to frame Tuckerand might get away with it.

But the cast of alternate suspects presents its own challenges: an estranged son, a betrayed wife, and North and Shaw’s close-knit circle of friends from collegemen who had their own connections to the victim, and who had their own reasons for wanting him dead.

A threatening email suggests that the motive, whatever it might be, lies buried in the past, in a relationship gone wrong. The question is, which one? When Tucker is poisoned, North and Shaw realize that the killer isn’t finished. Clearing Tucker’s name won’t be enough; they must find the killer before someone else dies.

5. Trace Elements: A Comissario Guido Brunetti Mystery (The Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries, 29)

Author: by Donna Leon
Grove Press
288 pages

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Unto Us a Son is Given, comes one of her most dark and thrilling mysteries yet. A woman’s cryptic dying words in a Venetian hospice lead Guido Brunetti to uncover a threat to the entire region in Donna Leon’s haunting twenty-ninth Brunetti novel.

When Dottoressa Donato calls the Questura to report that a dying patient at the hospice Fatebenefratelli wants to speak to the police, Commissario Guido Brunetti and his colleague, Claudia Griffoni, waste no time in responding.They killed him.It was bad money.

I told him no, Benedetta Toso gasps the words about her recently-deceased husband, Vittorio Fadalto. Even though he is not sure she can hear him Brunetti softly promises he and Griffoni will look into what initially appears to be a private family tragedy.

They discover that Fadalto worked in the field collecting samples of contamination for a company that measures the cleanliness of Venice’s water supply and that he had died in a mysterious motorcycle accident. Distracted briefly by Vice Questore Patta’s obsession with youth crime in Venice, Brunetti is bolstered once more by the remarkable research skills of Patta’s secretary, Signora Elettra Zorzi.

6. Instinct (previously published as Murder Games)

Author: by James Patterson
Little, Brown and Company
June 26, 2017

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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 Ivy League expert on the subject.

When a copy of his book turns up at a gruesome murder scene-along with a threatening message from the killer-it looks like someone has been taking notes. Elizabeth Needham is the headstrong and brilliant NYPD Detective in charge of the case who recruits Dylan to help investigate another souvenir left at the scene: a playing card.

Another murder, another card… And now Dylan suspects that the cards aren’t a signature; they’re a deadly hint pointing directly toward the next victim. As tabloid headlines about the killer known as “The Dealer” scream from newsstands, New York City descends into panic.

With the cops at a loss, it’s up to Dylan to hunt down a serial killer unlike any the city has ever seen. Only someone with Dylan’s expertise can hope to go inside the mind of a criminal and convince The Dealer to lay down his cards.

7. Scalpels & Psychopaths: Dr. Maxwell Thornton Murder Mysteries Book 2

Author: by S.C. Wynne
February 27, 2021

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I assumed the worst I’d have to endure at a boring birthday party was cheap champagne, and dull conversation. Murder never crossed my mind. After three months of struggling to fit into the small town of Rainy Dale, Texas, Maxwell Thornton is once again thrown into the middle of a murder investigation.

While attending Mayor Penelope Granger’s birthday party, he and Royce are witnesses to the cold blooded murder of her father. Seeing as he’s sheriff, Royce has no choice but to get involved in solving the murder, but he’d prefer Maxwell stay at a safe distance.

Maxwell would prefer that too, but when an attempt is made on his life, he’s unwillingly sucked into the case. When Maxwell moved to Rainy Dale, he’d hoped for a new beginning. But after two attempts on his life, and his unnerving emotional attachment to Royce, more and more Maxwell wonders if staying in Rainy Dale is the logical choice.

Perhaps it’s time to run back to Los Angeles, where he can keep his body, and his heart, safe.

8. Undermined: A Gay Mystery (Daniel Owen Welsh Mysteries Book 1)

Author: by Ripley Hayes
December 7, 2020

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Classic detective novel… Unique twists and turns… A wonderful book (Justene Adamec, Queer Writers of Crime Podcast)Why don’t the local police want to find out who dumped the body in the woods? Just how unpopular will DI Daniel Owen be if he investigates the murder himself?

Why is DCI Kent always there when Daniel needs rescuing, and why is he so hostile the rest of the time? The abandoned mine shafts give Daniel the creeps, especially when he finds another dumped body. No one wants Daniel around.

And no one wants DCI Kent around either. Unless the two men work together the murderer will go free. This is a refreshing and new series that I look forward to reading in other books to follow.(Amazon.Com review).

Undermined is the first book in a series featuring Daniel Owen, a DI in the fictional Clwyd Police.

9. A Man: A Gay Mystery (Daniel Owen Welsh Mysteries Book 4)

Author: by Ripley Hayes
July 2, 2021

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An early morning run.An abandoned child.A dead family. Did John Edwards slaughter his wife and daughters, then kill himself? Why did the little boy survive the massacre? What are the hippies next door hiding? DI Daniel Owen needs to be on top form for this one, but his last case won’t leave him alone.

His boyfriend’s past won’t leave either of them alone. Daniel and Mal need to talk, because not talking will tear them apart. Then they find the next body.

10. Lies With Man (Henry Rios Mystery Series Book 8)

Author: by Michael Nava

April 27, 2021

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Los Angeles, 1986.A group of right-wing Christians has put an initiative on the November ballot to allow health officials to force people with HIV into quarantine camps. It looks like it’s going to pass. Rios, now living in LA, agrees to be counsel for a group of young activists who call themselves QUEER [Queers United to End Erasure and Repression].

QUEER claims to be committed to peaceful civil disobedience. But when one of its members is implicated in the bombing of an evangelical church that kills its pastor, who publicly supported the quarantine initiative, Rios finds himself with a client suddenly facing the death penalty

11. Murder at Pirate's Cove: An M/M Cozy Mystery (Secrets and Scrabble Book 1)

Author: by Josh Lanyon
February 29, 2020

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First in an adorable new cozy series! Ellery Page, aspiring screenwriter, Scrabble champion and guy-with-worst-luck-in-the-world-when-it-comes-to-dating, is ready to make a change. So when he learns he’s inherited both a failing bookstore and a falling-down mansion in the quaint seaside village of Pirate’s Cove on Buck Island, Rhode Island, it’s full steam ahead!

Sure enough, the village is charming, its residents amusingly eccentric, and widowed police chief Jack Carson is decidedly yummy (though probably as straight as he is stern). However, the bookstore is failing, the mansion is falling down, and there’s that little drawback of finding rival bookseller-and head of the unwelcoming-committee-Trevor Maples dead during the annual Buccaneer Days celebration.

Still, it could be worse. And once Police Chief Carson learns Trevor was killed with the cutlass hanging over the door of Ellery’s bookstore, it is. This story contains NO on-screen sex or violence.