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.

Recent Episodes

Michael Craft On The Dark Side Of A Sunny Place

Sept. 7, 2021

Ep:100 Michael Craft was in episode #1 and returns for #100 Michael Craft is the author of seventeen novels, four of which have been honored as finalists for Lambda Literary Awards. His 2019 mystery, ChoirMaster , was a Gold…

C.L. Brees Takes Us To Saskatchewan

Aug. 30, 2021

Ep:099 Award-winning author, C. L. Brees, was born and raised in rural Indiana, a place where the environment was a bit too restrictive to contain his overactive imagination. He needed a place where he could expand his horiz…

Garrett Hutson Discusses The Ebb And Flow Of LGBTQ Acceptance

Aug. 24, 2021

Ep:098 Garrett Hutson writes upmarket mysteries and historical spy fiction, driven by characters who are moving and unforgettable. He lives in Indianapolis with his husband, four adorable dogs, two odd-ball cats, and more fi…

Lucy Sussex On An 1800s Blockbuster Crime Novel

Aug. 17, 2021

Ep:097 Lucy Sussex is a New Zealand-born writer living in Australia. Her award-winning work covers many genres, from children’s books to horror. She began in science fiction, and has published internationally and in translat…

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.