Jean M. Redmann

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Jean M. Redmann
OccupationNovelist, activist
Period20th century
SubjectLesbian fiction
Literary movementLGBT literature

Jean M. Redmann (born June 9, 1955 in Mississippi, US) is an American novelist best known for her mystery series featuring New Orleans private investigator Micky Knight.

Main themes of Redmann's novels are the protagonist's troubled childhood and how it affects her adult life, discrimination based on sexual orientation and alcoholism. Her novels follow the tradition of hardboiled fiction.

Redmann has won the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Mystery three times: in 1996 for The Intersection of Law and Desire, in 2010 for Death of a Dying Man and in 2013 for Ill Will.[1]

Redmann is a gay rights activist and works as the director of prevention at NO/AIDS Task Force.


Micky Knight Series

  1. Death by the Riverside (1990)
  2. Deaths of Jocasta (1992) – Lambda Literary Award finalist
  3. The Intersection of Law and Desire (1995) – Lambda Literary Award Winner
  4. Lost Daughters (1999) – Lambda Literary Award finalist
  5. Death of a Dying Man (2009) – Lambda Literary Award Winner
  6. Water Mark (2010) – Lambda Literary Award finalist
  7. Ill Will (2012) – Lambda Literary Award Winner
  8. The Shoal of Time (2013)
  9. The Girl on the Edge of Summer (2017)


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