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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Lesbians on the Loose by Lori L. Lake & Jessie Chandler

Lesbians on the Loose: Crime Writers on the Lam by Lori L. Lake & Jessie Chandler
Lesbian Anthology / Collection / Mystery / Thriller
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Launch Point Press (May 1, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1633040305
ISBN-13: 978-1633040304
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These tales of murder, mayhem, and suspense by some of today's finest crime writers will keep you up way past your bedtime! The lesbians on the loose in this collection are an entertaining mix of protagonists: cops, amateur sleuths, a PI, a judge, a bounty hunter, and one very insightful dog. There's even an intrepid high schooler and a mystery writer. Despite greed and grief, rage and revenge, secrets and lies, many of the stories feature humor from a variety of characters trying to find their way in a difficult world-cops who've seen too much, revenge seekers, and women who want justice for themselves and others. You won't regret going on the lam with these terrific writers! Stories by: Elizabeth Sims, Carsen Taite, SY Thompson, Andi Marquette, Linda M. Vogt, VK Powell, Kate McLachlan, Lori L. Lake, Lynn Ames, Sandra de Helen, Jen Wright, Sue Hardesty, Jessie Chandler, J.M. Redmann, and Katherine V. Forrest


I can’t say I’ve ever read an anthology where every story was a complete hit with me, but this one was so consistently good that I genuinely enjoyed every story in it. The variety is entertaining, the brevity a challenge the authors rose to, and the theme has interpretations both lighthearted and serious that worked equally well. One of the better anthos I’ve read.