Queer Writers of Crime

Queer Writers of Crime

Weekly interviews with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer authors. You'll get plenty of book recommendations too. There are a bevy of genres of queer fiction, most notably romance, but many readers aren't aware of the numerous outstanding writers of LGBTQ mystery, suspense, and thriller novels. If that's you, now you know. Brad Shreve chats with crime authors about their craft but focuses on intimate conversations to help add to your list of must read LGBTQ books.

Recent Episodes

May 19, 2022

Recommendation: Laury Presents a Dark Thriller by a Master of "Tartan…

Ep: 122 Laury recommends the first novel in a grim psychological series by Val McDermid. Podcast Website: www.queerwritersofcrime…

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May 17, 2022

Anthony Bidulka Left And Came Back. Why?

Ep: 121 Anthony Bidulka discusses why it was time for him to return to crime fiction, his co-founding a leadership retreat for LG…

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May 12, 2022

Recommendation: Philip Gives a Thumbs Up to a Story Which Could Have …

Ep: 120 When ReQueered Tales obtained the rights to Grant Michael's Stan Kraychik series, they never expected to come upon an unp…

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May 10, 2022

Bud Gundy On His Newest Release, The History Of Alcatraz, And Working…

Ep: 119: How risqué was Tales of the City and was there male nudity? This isn't the primary topic but one of the many Bud Gundy d…

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May 5, 2022

Recommendation: Justene Gives Her Seal of Approval on a Lambda Litera…

Ep: 118 Brad has interviewed three of the 2022 Lambda Literary Award nominees for Best LGBTQ Mystery. Now, it's Justene's Turn to…

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May 3, 2022

Dharma Kelleher Offers an Exclusive, Talks about her new Shea Stevens…

Ep: 117 Dharma Kelleher converses with Brad about books 1 - 4 in her Shea Stevens Series. The 4th book "Road Rash" is coming soon…

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Recent Blog Posts

Book Trailers: Placing the Cart Before the Horse by Anthon…

Successful book trailers are slick, smart, fast-paced, a bit edgy, attention-grabbing, accurately reflective of the book’s content and vibe, and th…

How I Got Published by Ignoring Bad Advice by Bud Gundy

Blog post:   How I Got Published by Ignoring Bad Advice Anne Rice said the worst writing advice she ever got was, “Write what you know.&rdq…

Developing Unique Methods of Murder by Mikel J. Wilson

I follow a “no guns or knives” policy for the instigating murders in my Mourning Dove Mysteries series, so one of the most challenging parts …

About the Host

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Brad Shreve

Producer & Host

Brad Shreve (he/him) wanted to write an LGBTQ book yet is a mystery buff. He was delighted when he discovered the LGBTQ mystery subgenre and the list of writers who inspired him to pursue a writing career are too numerous to mention. He writes the Mitch O’Reilly Mystery Series.

Believing there is a whole section of society that is unaware that the subgenre exists, he created this podcast.

He grew up in Michigan and North Carolina. Working in the hotel industry moved him to most every region of the United States. He now calls the California High Desert home where he lives with his husband, Maurice.