Bits & Pieces: Summer 2011

Hot Summer Mysteries The lazy hazy crazy days of summer are upon us and who isn’t ready for some really good escapist reading? Nothing says “summer” for this reader like mysteries, and there are some super reads available to take to the beach—or the back yard or the roof. Satisfying, page-turning, just romantic enough—what more… read more

'Dying to Live' by Kim Baldwin & Xenia Alexiou

This the fourth in the authors’ Elite Operatives series. Here, Baldwin and Alexiou tell the tale of Zoe Anderson-Howe, the spoiled child of a business mogul. She is kidnapped by Columbian guerrillas, known as FARC, who want to ransom her for millions of her father’s money. She is taken deep into the Columbian jungle to… read more

'Missing Lynx' by Kim Baldwin

Lambda Literary Award Finalist Missing Lynx is the latest in the Elite Operatives thriller series by Kim Baldwin and Xenia Alexiou. Even if you haven’t read the two previous offerings–Lethal Affairs and Thief of Always (gotta love these 1960s style spy titles)—you can easily fall into this third installment. Missing Lynx puts the thrill in… read more

Lesbian Mystery Roundup: May 2010

With summer just around the corner, we need beach reading. Since I was a child, beach reading has meant mysteries. When I was eight it was Nancy Drew and the Bobbsey Twins. Soon after I discovered Agatha Christie, Mary Renault and Mary Roberts Rhinehart. Then I dallied with Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett—who wouldn’t?—and even… read more