Queer Writers of Crime

Queer Writers of Crime

Author interviews with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer writers of mystery, suspense, and thriller novels. We also give crime genre LGBTQ book recommendations. There are a bevy of genres of queer fiction, but many readers aren't aware LGBTQ fiction includes outstanding crime writers. If that's you, now you know. Brad Shreve chats with authors to learn who they are as well as touching on their craft. This is the source to add to your list of must read LGBTQ books. Rated by Buzzfeed as one of the 20 Best Queer Podcasts.

Recent Episodes

August 11, 2022

Recommendation: Laury Talks About A Series That Doesn't Give Her The Blues

Ep: 142 Agatha Award-winning author, Abigal Padget has two books in her Bue McCarron Mystery Series. Laury talks about Ultimate Blue , which is the third in the series, and comes out this month (August 2022) Podcast Website: ...

August 09, 2022

Rob Osler on the Average Guy Protagonist

Ep: 141 Rob Osler discusses with Brad his cozy...err, "Quozy" novel, having diversity in story, not having a sexy torso on his cover, and much more. Podcast Website: www.queerwritersofcrime.com Check out Queer Writers of Cri...

August 04, 2022

Recommendation: Philip Shares A Suspense Novel Involving Nazis And Male Prostitutes

Ep: 140 Philip typically recommends mysteries but this month he makes a switch to a suspense and thriller novel that involves spies, Nazis, a male brothel, and southern prejudice. Podcast Website: www.queerwritersofcrime.com ...

August 02, 2022

Wendy Whitman Brings True Crime Experience to a Fiction Novel

Ep: 139 Wendy Whitman's background as an executive producer for Court TV and HLN offers her a unique perspective as a crime fiction writer. In her first novel Premonition she was able to meld over twenty true crime stories se...

July 26, 2022

Authors Recommending Authors with Ann Aptaker, David Domine, and Brad Shreve

Ep: 138 Ann Aptaker, David Domine, and Brad Shreve offer novels they believe are must reads. Podcast Website: www.queerwritersofcrime.com Check out Queer Writers of Crime Guest's blog . To cover the cost of producing Queer Wr...

July 21, 2022

Recommendation: Justene Sings the Praises of an Author from Down Under

Ep: 137 Justene talks about My Name is Jimmy, a short story by an author who's shown his skill at writing a damn good novel. Now we learn he writes a damn good novella too. It's a crime story set in post WWII Australia. Podca...

Recent Blog Posts

If you're not Paranoid, you're not paying Attention by Wen…

The tagline of my debut crime thriller Premonition is: "If you're not paranoid, you're not paying attention." I've gotten great feedback on it …

LIFE IN THE (LITERARY) CRIME LANE REDUX by Ann Aptaker

Seven years ago, after my first two books, CRIMINAL GOLD and TARNISHED GOLD, were published, I mused on what it means to be a crime and mystery fiction w…

Writing is My Passion–But It’s a Business Too by Lev Rapha…

My father had a small business which I thought imprisoned him, so when I was growing up I swore I would never “do retail.” Boy, was I wrong.…

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.