sapphic mystery novels

Sapphic mystery novels (Sapphic Reading Challenge #30)

This week’s Sapphic Reading Challenge features sapphic mystery novels–a novel in which the plot revolves around a murder or another crime that needs to be solved. 

Mystery novels with a queer female crime-solving badass have a strong tradition. Even before I discovered romance novels between women, I was reading mainstream-published books featuring lesbian detectives such as the Kate Martinelli series by Laurie King and the Kate Delafield series by Katherine V. Forrest or private investigators such as the Lauren Laurano series by Sandra Scoppettone. 

I’ve included some of these classics along with more recently published mystery novels. 

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F/F Romantic Suspense & Mystery Novels (Lesbian Book Bingo #24)

It’s time to talk about one of the top-selling subgenres of lesbian fiction: f/f romantic suspense and mystery novels. In a mystery novel, the main character is investigating a crime—often a murder—or trying to solve a mystery. She can be a detective, a law enforcement officer, a private investigator, or a sleuthing amateur. A romantic suspense novel weaves together a romance and suspense, mystery, or thriller elements. The potential lovers have to face danger together before they can live happily ever after. 15 GREAT LESBIAN MYSTERY & ROMANTIC SUSPENSE NOVELS I’ve put together a list of 15 lesbian mystery novels …

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Women in uniform (Lesbian Book Bingo #1)

I’m very excited to share the first post of the long-awaited Lesbian Book Bingo with you. In case you missed the rules post and don’t know what Lesbian Book Bingo is all about, read up on the rules and then come back to this post for your first bingo square. I picked “women in uniform” as the theme for the first reading list since they are such popular heroines. Whether they are in the military or part of the police force or other first responders, there’s something about a woman in uniform that makes us swoon. Maybe it’s their integrity …

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