Award-winning Mystery Fiction

The first book in the Lonnie Squires mystery trilogy, Whacked, won a Lambda Literary Award in 2008.

These contemporary cozy mysteries offer up humorous social commentary and solid puzzles without too much scary stuff.  In particular, the characters ask questions about small-town social constructs, church, and the challenges of living as an LGBTQ person.

Award-winning Memoir

“Against the Law” is an essay appearing in this award-winning book.


Winner of a 2007 Michigan Notable Book Award

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After completing my University of Chicago dissertation on Dorothy L. Sayers, I focused my scholarship on popular culture, especially mystery and crime novels.  Over the years, I have published and presented on such figures as Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane, Sherlock Holmes, Batman, and more.

I had the great honor of interviewing Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, and Michael Cox, of the Granada Television adaptations of Arthur Conan Doyle’s work.  These interviews led to several publications including this cover story in The Armchair Detective.

I co-edited this book and wrote an included essay on the television adaptations of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories starring Jeremy Brett.

I am proud to be part of this Edgar Award-nominated critical work.

This book is part of a series which introduces readers to the basics of contemporary literary theory by analyzing quality popular literature.