Book cover: The Strange Case of the Big Sur Benefactor by Jess Faraday

THE STRANGE CASE OF THE BIG SUR BENEFACTOR (2015, Bold Strokes Books) 

Second Place winner, Rainbow Awards, Lesbian Historical.

Finalist for a Golden Crown Literary Society award for Best Lesbian Historical.

 

Available now from BSB and all your favorite retailers, in paperback and all e-book formats.

FOOL’S GOLD (2015, Bold Strokes Books)

Winner of 2015 Rainbow Award for Best Gay Historical, runner-up for Best Gay Novel of 2015.

Judges say:


Taut, intriguing, companionable—three words to describe the reader experience of Fool’s Gold. In this beautifully written story, we find, as we always do, that all that sparkles is not gold. What we lose in the discovery makes Faraday’s theme of what we gain in the recovery all the more satisfying.

This tale was one adventure after another–following Ira Adler like a shadow. The story telling never got boring and kept my attention as I quickly turned from page to the next to see what happened next!

So good – an exciting page turner. Innovative in using both Victorian London and the pioneering days of America. Well drawn – interesting to have a black man in such an important role… It was an exciting and fast moving plot with lots of intricacy.

 

Available now from Elm Books

DEATH AND A CUP OF TEA (2015, Elm Books)

One of Foreword Reviews’s Top Indie Mysteries of 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

Ira Adler's second book, now available!
Ira Adler’s second book, now available!

  TURNBULL HOUSE (2014, Bold Strokes Books)

(1) Voted one of the “Best of 2014” by The Novel Approach.

(2) Runner-up for a Rainbow Award in the category of Gay Historical.

Judges say:

“Turnbull House is what the historical reader wants – an immersion into the period without overlong explanations that a character living in that time would never employ. The soot and mist and nasty weather of late 19th century London are all around and seen through the eyes of the character as he moves through a London with dangerous predators at all social strata. Every character, the purely fictional and the historical figures we encounter, are characters, quirky, interesting, real for their time. The intrigue is complex, motivations often multilayered. This was a joy to read.”

“Oh man, what a fun book! I had to go off and get the prequel to it by the end because I just needed more. This is the sort of historical novel I can read and get sucked right into. Part of that probably stems from the fact that it takes place in London at a time that is currently very popular in TV shows and film, so there’s a sense, even for the casual consumer of entertainment, of familiarity. The majority of this novel’s allure comes from its wonderfully well-written characters, though. I can’t wait for more.”


 

Available now from Elm Books
Available now from Elm Books

UNDEATH AND THE DETECTIVE (2013, Elm Books)

Finalist for a 2014 Silver Falchion award for Best Multi-Author Anthology, given by Killer Nashville.

 

 

 


 

Available now from Elm Books!
Available now from Elm Books!

FAE LOVE (2014, Elm Books)

Julianna Comyn’s story The Chimera’s Tale has won the Aspen Gold reader’s Choice award for Short Story (2014)! Two other stories from this anthology were finalists.

 

 

 


 

Winner of 2013 GCLS award for non-erotic anthology. Available now from Bold Strokes Books.
Winner of 2013 GCLS award for non-erotic anthology.
Available now from Bold Strokes Books.

 

WOMEN OF THE DARK STREETS (2012, Bold Strokes Books)

Winner of the Golden Crown Literary Society Award for Non-erotic Anthology (2013).

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Available now from Bold Strokes Books, or from your favorite bookseller. Also in audiobook from Audible.
Available now from Bold Strokes Books, or from your favorite bookseller. Also in audiobook from Audible.

 

THE AFFAIR OF THE PORCELAIN DOG (2011, Bold Strokes Books)

Finalist, 24th Annual Lambda Literary Awards, Gay Mystery Category.

Honorable Mention, Speak Its Name Award, Best of the Year (2011).