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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. Plus Justene gives her weekly book recommendations.

Queer Writers of Crime Brad Shreve

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    • 4.8 • 25 Ratings

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.

    Shane K. Morton's Drag Queens Aren't A Drag

    Shane K. Morton's Drag Queens Aren't A Drag

    Ep:088 - Shane K Morton is a best-selling own voices author of LGBT romance, mystery and YA. Showing the LGBTQIA human condition in his work is important to him because visibility is everything. He writes darker horror/mystery under the name Sean Azinsalt. Before writing novels, he was a playwright and musical theatre actor who has performed in all 50 United States as well as three countries. His films have played at film festivals around the country. He is married to his husband and they have been together for twenty years. When not writing Shane can be found at a film festival or singing cabaret in a dark dive bar.

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    Shane K. Morton's Drag Queen Detective Series on Amazon

    Sean Azinsalt Amazon Page

    Shane's Facebook Group

    Shane on BookBub

    Death Trick by Richard Stevenson

    Long Live The Queen by Jon R. Swank

    Brad Shreve's Website

    Requeered Tales.com

    • 49 min
    Mia Manansala Serves A Killer Dish

    Mia Manansala Serves A Killer Dish

    Ep:087 Mia P. Manansala (she/her) is a writer and certified book coach from Chicago who loves books, baking, and bad-ass women. She uses humor (and murder) to explore aspects of the Filipino diaspora, queerness, and her millennial love for pop culture. Her debut novel, ARSENIC AND ADOBO, came out May 4, 2021 with Berkley/Penguin Random House.
     
    A lover of all things geeky, Mia spends her days procrasti-baking, playing JRPGs and dating sims, reading cozy mysteries and diverse romance, and cuddling her dogs Gumiho, Max Power, and Bayley Banks (RIP) (bonus points if you get all the references).

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    Mia Manansala's Website

    Mia on Twitter

    Mia on Instagram

    Mia on Facebook

    Pride Book Fest 2021 Links

    The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas

    Brad Shreve's Website

    Requeered Tales.com

    • 59 min
    Lev Raphael And The Department Of Death

    Lev Raphael And The Department Of Death

    Ep:086 Lev Raphael is the author and co-author of 27 books in a dozen genres from memoir to mystery.  His first book of short stories, Dancing on Tisha B'Av, won a Lambda Literary Award. He’s published hundreds of stories, essays, articles, and book reviews in a wide range of newspapers, magazines and journals. Lev has also won Amelia’s Reed Smith Fiction Prize and International Quarterly’s Crossing Boundaries Prize for Innovative Prose, awarded by novelist D.M. Thomas, author of The White Hotel.  His suspense novel Assault with a Deadly Lie was a Midwest Book Award finalist.

    Lev’s fiction and essays have appeared in over 24 anthologies in the U.S. and England, and they are taught at colleges and universities around the country—which means he's become homework. His fiction has been analyzed in scholarly journals, books, and at academic conferences.  He's been a newspaper columnist and book reviewer, produced his own radio talk show, and reviewed books for newspapers, magazines, public radio stations, online magazines and websites. You can connect with him on Facebook or Twitter, his author website, or his Write Without Borders website, where he mentors authors online.

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    Lev Raphael's Website
    Lev's Writer Mentoring Site, Write Without Borders

    Cold Was The Ground by B.A. Black

     Brad Shreve's Website

    Requeered Tales.com

    • 59 min
    Barbara Wilson, A Trailblazer

    Barbara Wilson, A Trailblazer

    Ep:085 Barbara Wilson is the author of seven previous mysteries, including Gaudí Afternoon, which introduced translator-sleuth Cassandra Reilly and was made into a movie starring Judy Davis and Marcia Gay Hardin. She is a winner of two Lambda Literary awards and the British Crime Writers’ award for best thriller set in Europe. Her books have been translated into German, Italian, Finnish, and Japanese.  
    As Barbara Sjoholm, she is the author of memoir, travelogues, and nonfiction, and an award-winning translator. She was a co-founder of the feminist publisher, Seal Press, in 1976, when she was twenty-five. For her contributions to lesbian literature she received the 2020 Golden Crown Literary Society Trailblazer Award.

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    Barbara's Websites:
    barbarawilsonmysteries.com [for mysteries as Barbara Wilson]
    barbarasjoholm.com [for other books of nonfiction and translation]

    Murder on the Lake of Fire by Mikel J. Wilson

    So Horrified! podcast episode with Brad on Spotify

    Brad Shreve's Website

    Requeered Tales.com

    • 59 min
    Alan R. Warren, Radio Host of House Of Mystery, And Author Of 12 True Crime Books

    Alan R. Warren, Radio Host of House Of Mystery, And Author Of 12 True Crime Books

    Ep:084 Alan R. Warren is the author of 12 published True crime Books, 5 of them have been Number 1 Best Sellers and has produced & hosted in several radio markets including KKNW 1150 A.M. Seattle, KFNX 1100 A.M. Phoenix, KOII 94.5 F.M. Flagstaff.

    His show House of Mystery is in its tenth year on NBC in Los Angeles/Riverside/Palm Springs and on other stations as well in Phoenix, Flagstaff, Salt Lake City, Seattle, and Tacoma. It has covered most categories of writers, film makers and documentary or TV shows in most mysterious subjects ( Paranormal, Crime, Religion, Science, History)

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    Alan R. Warren's website

    Alan's book Murder Times Six

    Chasing Ghosts by Dean Cole

    So Horrified! podcast on Spotify

    Brad Shreve's Website

    Requeered Tales.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    P.J. Vernon And Not So Fun Thrills At A Bathhouse

    P.J. Vernon And Not So Fun Thrills At A Bathhouse

    Ep:083 P. J. Vernon was born in South Carolina. Called a "rising star thriller writer" by Library Journal, Vernon's debut, When You Find Me, was both an Audible Plus #1 Listen and an Associated Press Top Ten U.S. Audiobook. His next novel, Bath Haus, praised as “a nightmarish white-knuckler” by O, The Oprah Magazine and pitched as “Gone Girl with gays and Grindr,” publishes June 15 from Doubleday. He lives in Calgary with his husband and two wily dogs.

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    Website: QueerWritersOfCrime.com

    P.J. Vernon's Website

    P.J. on Twitter
    P.J. on Instagram
    P.J. on Facebook

    Vera Kelly Is Not A Mystery by Rosalie Knecht

    Never A Straight Answer podcast

    Brad Shreve's Website

    Requeered Tales.com

    • 57 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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