100 episodes

Queer Writers of Crime offers interviews by Brad Shreve with renowned LGBTQ authors, and up and coming talent, of mystery, suspense and thriller novels. On hiatus but coming back soon with episode #101.

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Queer Writers of Crime offers interviews by Brad Shreve with renowned LGBTQ authors, and up and coming talent, of mystery, suspense and thriller novels. On hiatus but coming back soon with episode #101.

    Michael Craft On The Dark Side Of A Sunny Place

    Michael Craft On The Dark Side Of A Sunny Place

    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 Winner of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award. His prize-winning short fiction has appeared in British as well as American literary journals.
     He holds an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles, and now lives in Rancho Mirage, California, near Palm Springs, which provided the setting for his recently anthologized short story, VIP Check-In, as well as his earlier Claire Gray mystery novels.
    www.michaelcraft.com

    WROTE Podcast

    Unlikeable Female Characters

    Big Gay Fiction Podcast

    bradshreve.com

    ReQueered Tales

    • 1 hr 2 min
    C.L. Brees Takes Us To Saskatchewan

    C.L. Brees Takes Us To Saskatchewan

    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 horizons.
     
     In 2011, after relocating to Maryland, he followed his passion for forensics and law enforcement and enrolled at the University of Baltimore. Four years later he earned not only a B.S. in Police Studies but also an M.S. in Cyber Forensics.

    C.L. Brees Website

    C.L. Brees Amazon Author Page

    C.L. Brees on Facebook

    Murder Most Lovely by Hank Edwards and  Deanna Wadsworth

    Cash Out by Marshall Thornton

    The Postscript Murders by Elly Griffiths

    Paul Rudd Video of the Week

    bradshreve.com

    Requeered Tales.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Garrett Hutson Discusses The Ebb And Flow Of LGBTQ Acceptance

    Garrett Hutson Discusses The Ebb And Flow Of LGBTQ Acceptance

    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 fish than you can count. You can usually find him reading about history, and day-dreaming about being there. This is where his stories are born, and he hopes they transport you the way his imagination transports him.

    Garret Hutson's Website

    No Accidental Death by Garrett Hutson

    Garrett on Twitter

    Garrett on Facebook

    James Patterson's Instinct Series

    Paul Rudd Video of the Week

    bradshreve.com

    Requeered Tales.com

    • 1 hr
    Lucy Sussex On An 1800s Blockbuster Crime Novel

    Lucy Sussex On An 1800s Blockbuster Crime Novel

    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 translation. She has worked as a librarian, researcher, editor and weekly review columnist for newspapers. Her literary archaeology (unearthing unjustly forgotten writers) work includes Women Writers and Detectives in C19th Crime Fiction: the mothers of the mystery genre (Palgrave). 
     In 2015 she published the prize-winning Blockbuster! (Text Publishing) about Fergus Hume’s 1886 The Mystery of a Hansom Cab, set in Melbourne and the biggest selling detective novel of the 1800s. Hume was a rival of Conan Doyle, who hated the book; he was also blackmailed for being gay. Currently she is completing a co-written biography of detective writer Mary Fortune and her criminal son George.

    QueerWritersOfCrime.com

    Blockbuster!: by Lucy Sussex on Amazon USA

    Blockbuster!: by Lucy Sussex on Amazon AUS

    A Density of Souls by Christopher Rice

    Christopher & Eric Podcast 

    Paul Rudd Video of the Week

    bradshreve.com

    Requeered Tales.com

    • 56 min
    John Copenhaver And The Creepy Things Society Did To Us

    John Copenhaver And The Creepy Things Society Did To Us

    Ep:096 John Copenhaver’s historical crime novel, Dodging and Burning, won the 2019 Macavity Award for Best First Mystery Novel and garnered Anthony, Strand Critics, Barry, and Lambda Literary Award nominations. His second novel, The Savage Kind, arrives in October 2021.

    Copenhaver writes a crime fiction review column for Lambda Literary called “Blacklight,” cohosts on the House of Mystery Radio Show, and is the six-time recipient of Artist Fellowships from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. He’s a Larry Neal awardee, and his work has appeared in CrimeReads, Electric Lit, Glitterwolf, PANK, New York Journal of Books, Washington Independent Review of Books, and others. He has taught high school English for nearly twenty years.

    John grew up in the mountains of southwestern Virginia and currently lives in Richmond, VA, with his husband, artist Jeffery Paul (Herrity).

    QueerWritersOfCrime.com

    johncopenhaver.com

    John on Facebook

    John on Twitter @johncopenhaver

    John on Instagram @johncope74

    The Savage Kind by John Copenhaver on Bookshop

    The Chicken Asylum by Fred Hunter

    Paul Rudd Video of the Week

    bradshreve.com

    Requeered Tales.com

    • 58 min
    Marko Realmonte And Jeff Adams - Marko Takes Us Beneath The Streets of Oxford, Plus Jeff From The Big Gay Fiction Podcast Visits

    Marko Realmonte And Jeff Adams - Marko Takes Us Beneath The Streets of Oxford, Plus Jeff From The Big Gay Fiction Podcast Visits

    Ep:095 Marko Realmonte spent more than 20 years working in the film and television industry working as a writer, publicist, and photographer. His writing credits include working on the Academy Awards for ABC and being the head writer on game shows including High Rollers and dozens of TV pilots for all the major studios.  He is currently a professional script reader for several production companies and A-list film directors.
     In 2019 he wrote a sequel script to “Call Me By Your Name” titled “Elio’s Song.” 
     His first queer novel, Murder at White Oak, was published in 2019. Since then he has published 2 more novels in his Jake Weston Mystery series. The Butcher of Oxford and The Michaelmas Killer which was released in July 2021.
    Marko tries to write positive queer role models for a Young Adult audience, while still giving them surprise endings and exciting, twisty, whodunnits to solve.

    Jeff Adams from The Big Gay Fiction Podcast pays a special visit to talk about his show and his Young Adult Spy Series, Codename: Winger 

    QueerWritersOfCrime.com

    Marko Realmonte's Website

    The Michaelmas Killer by Marko Realmonte

    The Big Gay Fiction Podcast

    Codename: Winger series by Jeff Adams

    Paul Rudd Video of the Week

    bradshreve.com

    Requeered Tales.com

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Njrick ,

Wonderful Show Must Hear!

I stumbled upon this since Covid when I began walking daily. Brad is truly a wonderful interviewer and charms his guests completely. He finds the best lgbt authors who open up candidly about themselves and their creations. I have subsequently found several new authors I had never heard about and am now enjoying their books. The review section by Justine is pure magic. She is such a devoted fan of the genre and reviews new books in the most creative ways. I do appreciate that she never gives a poor review, but she has several types of recommendations which give me a good idea of whether I should read the book. The fact that Brad is also a great author simply adds spice to the mix! He knows what it means to write lgbtq mysteries so his questions are right on the money. Please do yourself a favor and give a listen to this truly gifted show. PS Wait for the first time you hear Brad spinning his giant wheel!

Potato Lady Bex ,

Mesmerizing

Providing expertly curated interviews as well as some much-needed LGBTQ representation, host Brad takes listeners on a journey through mystery and crime novels. The writers he has on as guests have such interesting perspectives and stories to tell. It’s an enthralling and engaging podcast.

Mysteryratsmaze ,

Always interesting

The show is always fun and I get to learn about so many great LGBTQ authors!

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