Two Detectives & A Writer

Barbara Wilson’s mysteries were some of the first lesbian crime novels to appear in the 1980s in North America and the United Kingdom, and were translated into four languages. The first series features Seattle printer and feminist Pam Nilsen as she discovers her sexuality and investigates crimes in her community.

The second series showcases Cassandra Reilly, an Irish-American translator of Spanish based in London. The first Cassandra Reilly novel, Gaudí Afternoon, won the Lambda Literary Award and the Crime Writers’ Association Award, and was made into a film of the same name. Barbara Wilson is the pen name of Barbara Sjoholm, an award-winning translator of Danish and Norwegian and the author of many books of travel, memoir, and biography. She is currently working on a new Cassandra Reilly mystery set in France.

For more information visit www.barbarasjoholm.com

 
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The Pam Nilsen mysteries were some of the first lesbian crime novels to appear in the 1980s in North America and the United Kingdom, and were translated into four languages. The first series features Seattle printer and feminist Pam Nilsen as she discovers her sexuality and investigates crimes in her community. They include Murder in the Collective in 1984, Sisters of the Road in 1986 and The Dog Collar Murders in 1989.

The second series showcases Cassandra Reilly, an Irish-American translator of Spanish, based in London. Gaudí Afternoon, set in Barcelona, won a Lambda Literary Award and a British Crime Writers’ Association Award, and was made into a film of the same name, starring Judy Davis and Marcia Gay Harden.  Trouble in Transylvania appeared in 1993, followed by a collection of stories, The Death of a Much-Travelled Woman in 1998. The Case of the Orphaned Bassoonists, set in Venice, appeared in 2000.

All the mysteries are available as ebooks from Open Road Media.

Barbara Wilson is the pen name of Barbara Sjoholm, an award-winning translator of Danish and Norwegian and the author of many books of travel, memoir, and biography. She is currently working on two new Cassandra Reilly mysteries.

For more information visit www.barbarasjoholm.com

 

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Spanish poster of Gaudi Afternoon, directed by Susan Seidelman, starring Judy Davis, Marcia Gay Harden, Lili Taylor, and Juliet Stevenson.