Anne Laughlin is the author of three novels from Bold Strokes: Veritas, The Collectors (under a pen name), and Runaway. Veritas won a Goldie award for lesbian mystery in 2010, and The Collectors was shortlisted for a Lammy Award in lesbian erotica in 2012, won a Goldie award, and was produced as an audio book through Audible.com. Runaway has been shortlisted for a 2013 Lammy Award.
Anne’s short fiction has appeared in a number of anthologies. She is a finalist in the 2013 short fiction contest of the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival.
Anne was named a fellow in the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Emerging Writer program in 2008. She has attended writing residencies at Ragdale and Vermont Studio Center for the Arts. She lives in Chicago with her partner, Linda.
Ex-Chicago cop and new PI Josie Harper has been hired by an outside group to clear the name of publisher Lauren Wade, recently acquitted of the murder of her lover. That means finding the real killer, a task made more difficult by Lauren’s unwillingness to cooperate and a large family problem—Lauren’s parents have been kidnapped for a ransom she can no longer pay.
With her life as a private investigator in Chicago firmly established, Jan Roberts can often forget where she came from—a backwoods survivalist camp run by her paranoid, dictatorial father. After risking her life at sixteen to escape the camp, she finds it hard to understand the runaway teenager she's been hired to find.