12 LGBTQ+ Characters in Crime Fiction

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It’s always exciting when fiction featuring LGBTQ+ characters is about more than just sexual orientation or the coming out process. The mystery genre has evolved a lot in recent years, and LGBTQ+ characters have gone from being the victims to solving crimes and chasing down leads. Here are ten of our favorite LGBTQ+ characters in mystery and thriller novels!




Tirzah Price is a writer and librarian who loves scouting out LGBTQ+ genre fiction. She’s a contributing editor at Book Riot, and can be found tweeting @TirzahPrice.