Josh Lanyon

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A distinct voice in gay fiction, multi award-winning author Josh Lanyon has been writing gay mystery, adventure and romance for over a decade. In addition to numerous novels, novellas, and short stories, Josh is the author of the critically acclaimed Adrien English series including The Hell You Say, winner of the 2006 USABookNews Award for GLBT Fiction, and a Lambda Literary Award finalist for Gay Mystery. He is also the author of the definitive M/M writing guide Man, Oh Man! Writing M/M Fiction for Kinks & Ca$h. Josh is an Eppie Award winner and a three-time Lambda Literary Award finalist.

Josh's first novel, Fatal Shadows, was published in 2000 through the now defunct British publisher Gay Men's Press. Since then he has published with a variety of presses, both electronic and print, including Samhain Publishing, Carina Press, Loose Id, Blind Eye Books, JCP Books, MLR Press, Aspen Mountain Press, Liquid Silver Books, Torquere Press, etc.

Josh currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

Bibliography[edit]

Series[edit]

  • Dark Horse
  • Doyle & Spain
    • Snowball in Hell (2007, originally published by Aspen Mountain Press) - Carina Press, ISBN 978-1-4268-9139-7 (ebook)
    • Shadow on the Sun (TBA)
  • A Shot in the Dark
    • This Rough Magic (2011, originally published by Loose Id) - Just Joshin', ISBN 978-1-937909-45-1 (ebook)
    • Ill Met by Moonlight (TBA)

Other Novels[edit]

Novellas, Short Stories, Anthology Works[edit]

Collections[edit]

  • Josh Lanyon Collected Novellas, Volume 1 (2009) - MLR Press, ISBN 978-1-60820-006-1 (print, no longer available)
    • Cards on the Table
    • Dangerous Ground
    • In Sunshine or In Shadow
    • Snowball in Hell
  • Josh Lanyon Collected Novellas, Volume 2 (2009) - MLR Press, ISBN 978-1-60820-052-8 (print, no longer available)
    • In a Dark Wood
    • I Spy Something Bloody
    • A Limited Engagement
    • Dark Horse
    • Ghost of a Chance
  • Armed & Dangerous: Four Dangerous Ground Novellas (2012) - Just Joshin', ISBN 978-1-937909-25-3 (print)
    • Dangerous Ground
    • Old Poison
    • Blood Heat
    • Dean Run
  • In From the Cold: The I Spy Stories (2012) - Just Joshin', ISBN 978-1-937909-35-2 (print)
    • I Spy Something Bloody
    • I Spy Something Wicked
    • I Spy Something Christmas
  • In Sunshine or In Shadow: Short Stories, Volume 1 (2013) - Just Joshin', ISBN 978-1-937909-47-5 (print)
    • Perfect Day
    • A Limited Engagement
    • In Sunshine or In Shadow
    • The French Have a Word for It
    • In a Dark Wood
    • Until We Meet Once More
    • Heart Trouble
    • In Plain Sight
    • Slings and Arrows
    • Other People's Weddings
    • Sort of Stranger Than Fiction
    • Critic's Choice
    • Just Desserts
  • Sweet Spot: The Petit Mort Stories (2013) - Just Joshin', ISBN 978-1-937909-56-7 (ebook) (originally published by JCP Books, no longer available individually)
    • Slings and Arrows (2010)
    • Other People's Weddings (2010)
    • Sort of Stranger Than Fiction (2010)
    • Critic's Choice (2010)
    • Just Desserts (2011)
  • Merry Christmas, Darling (Holiday Codas) (2013) - Just Joshin', ISBN 978-1-937909-57-4 (ebook)
  • Male/Male Mystery & Suspense Box Set: 6 Novellas (2014) - Just Joshin', ISBN 978-1-937909-65-9 (ebook)
    • The Dark Horse
    • A Vintage Affair
    • Blood Red Butterfly
    • Don't Look Back
    • Lovers and Other Strangers
    • Cards on the Table

Non-fiction[edit]

Audio Books[edit]

  • Adrien English
    • Fatal Shadows, narrated by Chris Patton (2012)
    • A Dangerous Thing, narrated by Chris Patton (2013)
    • The Hell You Say, narrated by Chris Patton (2013)
    • Death of a Pirate King, narrated by Chris Patton (2013)
    • The Dark Tide, narrated by Chris Patton (2013)
  • Dangerous Ground
    • Armed & Dangerous: Four Dangerous Ground Novellas, narrated by Adrian Bisson (2013)
    • Dangerous Ground, narrated by Adrian Bisson (2013)
    • Old Poison, narrated by Adrian Bisson (2013)
    • Blood Heat, narrated by Adrian Bisson (2013)
    • Dead Run, narrated by Adrian Bisson (2013)
    • Kick Start, narrated by Adrian Bisson (2014)
  • Holmes & Moriarity
    • Somebody Killed His Editor, narrated by Kevin R. Free (2013)
    • All She Wrote, narrated by Kevin R. Free (2013)
  • I Spy
    • In From the Cold: The I Spy Stories, narrated by Alexander J. Masters (2013)
    • I Spy Something Bloody, narrated by Alexander J. Masters (2013)
  • This Rough Magic, narrated by Jordan Murphy (2014)
  • A Ghost of a Chance, narrated by Kevin R. Free (2014)
  • Don't Look Back, narrated by Graham Halstead (2014)
  • The Dickens with Love, narrated by Sean Crisden (2013)
  • In Sunshine or In Shadow (short stories collection), narrated by Adam Chase, Rob Granniss, Michael Oaks, JM Badger (2013)
  • Strange Fortune, narrated by David Lazarus (2013)
  • Come Unto These Yellow Sands, narrated by Paul Fleschner (2013)
  • The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks, narrated by Max Miller (2012)
  • The Darkling Thrush, narrated by Max Miller (2012)
  • Lone Star from the Men Under the Mistletoe collection, narrated by Max Tatch (2011)
  • Icecapade from the His for the Holidays collection, narrated by Max Tatch (2010)
  • Fair Game, narrated by Ray Ramano (2010)

Awards[edit]

  • The Hell You Say was a finalist for the 2006 Lambda Literary Awards in the Gay Mystery category.[1]
  • Mexican Heat was a finalist for the 2008 Lambda Literary Awards in the Gay Romance category.[2]
  • Mexican Heat is the winner of EPIC’s 2010 E-Book Competition in the category Mystery, Suspense, and/or Adventure Erotic Romance.[3]
  • The Golden Age of Gay Fiction was a finalist for the 2010 Lambda Literary Awards in the category Non-Fiction.[4]

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