20 Must-Read Books We Missed Last Year

So many books, so little time. But these little LGBT-penned miracles — which run the gamut from crime and mystery to coming out, religion, politics, sex, the Mafia, and identity — belong on summer reading lists.



Rest for the Wicked by Ellen Hart (Minotaur Books, $25.99)

Lambda and Minnesota Book Award–winning author Ellen Hart, a top author in the gay mystery genre, is out with a new novel featuring Jane Lawless, a character who has appeared in Hart’s 19 other mysteries. DeAndre Moore came to Minneapolis with a purpose, but his situation takes a turn for the worst. He calls his uncle Nolan’s business partner and private investigator Jane Lawless for help. By the time Jane listens to his voice mail, DeAndre has been knifed to death outside a gentlemen’s club minutes earlier. And soon he isn’t the only one murdered. Jane sets out to find out who killed DeAndre and how his death is connected with the others. If you have read Hart’s novels before, this will be another interesting and suspenseful addition to your collection. 

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