Lez Read
Wednesday, May 8, 7:30 pm

LezRead meets online the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. We read a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books on lesbian and queer themes or titles written by lesbian or queer-identified writers. We welcome new attendees. Please read the monthly selection, all or in part, in advance of the meeting so we can have a lively discussion! We work to create a safe space for new and returning group members.  If you have any questions or would like further information about the Lez Read book group online, please contact LezRead on Meet-Up.

In The Game (Virginia Kelly Mystery #1) By Nikki Baker Cover Image

In The Game (Virginia Kelly Mystery #1) (Paperback)


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A Virginia Kelly Mystery, Book 1 - When businesswoman Virginia Kelly meets her old college chum Bev Johnson for drinks late one night, Bev confides that her lover, Kelsey, is seeing another woman. Ginny had picked up that gossip months ago, but she is shocked when the next morning's papers report that Kelsey was found murdered behind the very bar where Ginny and Bev had met. Worried that her friend could be implicated, Ginny decides to track down Kelsey's killer and contacts a lawyer, Susan Coogan. Susan takes an immediate, intense liking to Ginny, complicating Ginny's relationship with her live-in lover. Meanwhile Ginny's inquiries heat up when she learns the Feds suspected Kelsey of embezzling from her employer. Nikki Baker is the first African-American author in the lesbian mystery genre and her protagonist, Virginia Kelly is the first African-American lesbian detective in the genre. Interwoven into the narrative are observations on the intersectionality of being a woman, an African-American, and a lesbian in a "man's" world of finance and life in general. First published to acclaim in 1991, this new edition features a foreword by the author.
Product Details ISBN: 9781951092283
ISBN-10: 1951092287
Publisher: Requeered Tales
Publication Date: August 18th, 2020
Pages: 186
Language: English
Series: Virginia Kelly Mystery