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's third book The Intersection of Law and Desire won the Lambda Literary Award for lesbian mystery.
Jean M. Redmann is a gay rights activist and works as the Director of Prevention at NO/AIDS Task Force.
Death of a Dying Man won a 2010 Rainbow Award as Best Lesbian Mystery / Thriller.
Water Mark won a 2011 Rainbow Award as Best LGBT Mystery / Thriller and Women of the Mean Streets, co-edited with Greg Herren, as Best LGBT Mystery / Thriller. Ill Will won a 2012 Rainbow Award as Best Lesbian Mystery / Thriller and Best Lesbian Novel.
Jean M. Redmann (born June 9, 1955 in Mississippi, USA) is an American novelist best known for her mystery series featuring New Orleans private investigator Micky Knight. On June 3, 2013 she married her partner Gillian Rodger in New York City, the same day when she went to win the Lambda Literary Awards for Ill Will. 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.
J.M. Redmann, 1999, by Robert Giard (http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex/brbldl_getrec.asp?fld=img&id=1125693)
American photographer Robert Giard is renowned for his portraits of American poets and writers; his particular focus was on gay and lesbian writers. Some of his photographs of the American gay and lesbian literary community appear in his groundbreaking book Particular Voices: Portraits of Gay and Lesbian Writers, published by MIT Press in 1997. Giard’s stated mission was to define the literary history and cultural identity of gays and lesbians for the mainstream of American society, which perceived them as disparate, marginal individuals possessing neither. In all, he photographed more than 600 writers. (http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/digital
Death of a Dying Man (Micky Knight Mysteries Book 5) by J.M. Redmann
Paperback: 219 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books; 1 edition (April 6, 2009)
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Micky Knight just had to get into a butch pissing contest with the journalist partner of a famous doctor working with her lover, Cordelia James, to prove that the skills of a reporter are of no use to a P.I. Now she's stuck with a drop-dead gorgeous assistant and the case of a dying gay man looking for a child he might have fathered. These chains of events--and an act of nature--will tear Micky's life apart in ways that may never be put back together.
Fifth in the Lambda Award-winning Micky Knight mystery series.
Water Mark (Micky Knight Mysteries) by J.M. Redmann
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (2010)
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It's just one more body in one more destroyed house. In New Orleans, a few months after Katrina, there are thousands of destroyed houses and hundreds of body yet to be found. Can one more matter? It does to Micky Knight as she takes on the quixotic search to find out who the woman was and why she might have died there. But is Micky searching for justice or just doing anything to avoid confronting the ways Katrina destroyed everything that had tied her to New Orleans? In a city that doesn't even have working stoplights, there seems little need for a private investigator. Her friends are all struggling with their own disrupted lives, lost jobs, destroyed homes. And the woman Micky thought she'd be with forever, Cordelia James, hasn't returned.
Women of the Mean Streets by Greg Herren & J.M. Redmann
Series: Bold Strokes Victory Editions
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (August 16, 2011)
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Women. Crime. Justice. At least the search for it. On the mean streets, the back allies, the dark corners.
These are stories of tough women in hard places. The nights are long, the women are fast, and danger is always a short block or quick minute away. Edited by award winning author/editors J.M. Redmann and Greg Herren, Women of the Mean Streets is an anthology of some of the top, tough women crime writers today, noir stories with a lesbian twist.
Ill Will (Micky Knight Mystery) by J.M. Redmann
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (April 17, 2012)
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First, do no harm. But as New Orleans PI Micky Knight discovers, not every health care provider follows that dictum. She stumbles into a tangle of the true believers to the criminally callous, who use the suffering of others for their twisted ends. In a city slowly rebuilding after Katrina, one of the most devastated areas is health care, and the gaps in service are wide enough for the snake oil salesmen—and the snakes themselves—to crawl through. First, her investigation is driven by anger, but then it becomes personal as someone very close to Micky uses her cancer diagnosis to go where Micky cannot, into the heart of the evil where only the ill are allowed. Micky is her only lifeline out. Can Micky save her in time to get to the medical treatment she desperately needs to survive?
The seventh Micky Knight mystery.
More Particular Voices at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Particular Voices
More LGBT Couples at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Real Life Romance
More Rainbow Awards at my website: elisarolle.com, Rainbow Awards/2010, 2011 & 2012
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