Queer Writers of Crime

Queer Writers of Crime

Queer Writers of Crime offers interviews by Brad Shreve with renowned LGBTQ authors, and up and coming talent, of mystery, suspense and thriller novels. Plus Justene gives her weekly book recommendations.

Love to read, but not sure what to pick up? Check out our show when looking for your next great book. Mysteries, suspense, and thriller novels written by authors who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer may be just what you're looking for.


Garrick Jones On Men Who Won't Talk About It

July 27, 2021

Ep:094 From the outback to the opera. After a thirty year career as a professional opera singer, performing as a soloist in opera houses and in concert halls all over the world, Garrick took up a position as lecturer in music in Australia in 1999, at the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music,…

Chris Holcombe Presents 1926 New York LGBTQ+ Style

July 20, 2021

Ep:093 Chris Holcombe is an author of LGBTQ+ historical crime fiction. The Double Vice is the first novel in his Hidden Gotham series, which showcases New York’s lively but criminally under-represented queer world of the 1920s. He is also an award-winning songwriter, winning “Best Folk Song” at the…

Meredith Doench And Her Favorite Prison To Visit

July 13, 2021

Ep:092 Meredith Doench is the author of the Luce Hansen thriller series. Her work has appeared in literary journals such as Hayden's Ferry Review , Women's Studies Quarterly , and Gertrude . Her nonfiction essay "South Carolina, 2012" was nominated for a 2019 Pushcart Prize by The Tahoma Literary …

Christopher Murphy The Thrill Seeking Author

July 6, 2021

Ep:091 Christopher Murphy is an activist, artist and author of the breakout thriller, Where The Boys Are, and The Other Side of the Mirror. Christopher is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and the Hurston/Wright Foundation. As a graphic designer/copywriter/marketer by day and author by…

About the Hosts

Brad Shreve

Brad was delighted when he discovered the gay 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. You can learn more about his books at BradShreve.com

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

He’s a proud dad, beach bum, and coffee house squatter. He currently lives in the Los Angeles South Bay with his husband, Maurice.



Justene Adamec is an avid reader of gay mysteries, She is a founding partner of ReQueered Tales, which is bringing back classic gay fiction one book at a time. requeeredtales.com.

Justene is a straight ally who thinks every straight person should be an ally. Then we wouldn’t need allies at all because the struggle would be over. She is married with adult twin daughters and a grandson. She reluctantly practices law in Pasadena CA.