The list author says: "List of gay detective mystery series books (at least two in the series) most of which I have personally read. Far from comprehensive but a pretty good primer for those looking for mystery series with a M/M sensibility. Titles featured are the books that started the series."
"Solid beginning to a six-book series featuring gay New Orleans Police Detective Michel Doucette and his straight partner, "Sassy" Jones. Installment two won the 2010 Lambda aware for best gay mystery."
"Prolific author Dorien Grey has a winner on his hands with this 14-volume (and counting) mystery series featuring investigator Dick Hardesty. Dick softens when he gets a cute boy toy lover and son as the series moves forward. Not a rigorous read but solid plotting."
"Wonderful first mystery and winner of 2009 Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Mystery now has a couple of new installments in the series and can be added to this list. Cute Kevin Connor is a sexy hustler who solves mysteries."
"P.A. Brown offers complex mysteries and deep characterization in the LA series featuring gruff police detective David Eric Laine, struggling with his sexuality, and sexy computer analyst Chris Bellamere."
"Hard to find. Well plotted but reading the authentic thick Glascow accents can be slow going. Drugs, rape, gay bashing and other grim events permeate throughout as tough as nails detective Jas Anderson solves crimes that impact his personal life."
"One of many efforts from author Josh Lanyon, the Adrien English mysteries are a nice five volume series. Not sure why but I always feel a little cheated when I've finished the books. The complex relationship between aspiring mystery writer Adrien English and closeted LAPD officer Jake Riordan is pretty frustrating."
"Lambda Award winning five book mystery series featuring Chanse MacLeod started with a bang. The series is popular but I can't forgive author Herren and the paranoid stupidity of his central character for causing events in the second book which soured me on the series. I never returned."
"Series set in New Orleans with a cute go-go boy psychic sleuth loved by hunky men on both sides of the law. Popular but a tad too precious. What can one expect with a series focused on a cute go-go boy psychic?"
"Popular seven volume series features half naked men on the book covers and stories around investigative reporter Mark Manning. Sporadic flash of quality is undercut by insipid characters. Series ends on a high note."
"Humorous romp featuring special agent Bradford Fairfax solving murders in the gayest places on earth. First in the series hits P-town followed by jaunts to Key West then Puerto Vallarta in subsequent books."
"Start of a trilogy featuring cute little Sklyer Foxe, closeted high school teacher who stumbles upon mysteries while aided by a close circle of friends including sexy yet mysterious assistant football coach Keith Fletcher. Fun summer reads that aren't too taxing."
"Set in New York in the mid-80s, Ken Lansdowne offers the Bent Mystery series. All three of the initial volumes came out in 2009 and could have used more time under an editor's pen. The first book has a twisty mystery that features on-so-madcap amateur gay detectives JB and Len."