Gay Mystery Podcast

Gay Mystery Podcast
Gay Mystery Podcast 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.

Impossible Crimes With Robert Innes
Aug 4 • 41 min
Ep:043 Robert Innes is the author of The Blake Harte Mysteries - a series of head scratching and impossible crimes. When he’s not trying to work out how to commit seemingly perfect murders and building up a worrying Google search history, Robert can be…
So Many Balls In The Air With Mark Zubro
Jul 28 • 39 min
Ep:042 Mark Zubro is the author of thirty-seven novels and eight short stories. His book A Simple Suburban Murder won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Men’s mystery. Eight others of his books have been nominated. One of the keys in Zubro’s…
Digging Deeper Into Emendare With R.E. Bradshaw
Jul 21 • 32 min
Ep:041 R.E. Bradshaw is a Four-time Lambda Literary Award Finalist in Mystery—Rainey Nights (2012), Molly: House on Fire (2013), The Rainey Season (2014), and Relatively Rainey (2016)—and 2013 Rainbow Awards First Runner-up for Best Lesbian Novel, Out…
Mysteries In Motown With Cheryl Head
Jul 14 • 38 min
Ep:040 Cheryl Head spent twenty years in public television and radio before turning to fiction writing. Her award-winning first novel, Long Way Home, is a story of the experience of black soldiers in America’s segregated war-time army and features two…
Writing Gold With Ann Aptaker
Jul 2 • 40 min
Ep:039 Ann Aptaker’s “Cantor Gold” crime/mystery novels have won Lambda Literary and Goldie Awards. Her short stories have appeared in two editions of the crime anthology Fedora, Switchblade Magazine’s Stiletto Heeled issue, and will be featured in the…
Gritty Crime Fiction With Dharma Kelleher
Jun 25 • 39 min
Ep:038 Dharma Kelleher writes gritty crime fiction with a feminist kick and is one of the only openly transgender authors in the genre. She writes the Jinx Ballou Bounty Hunter series and the Shea Stevens Outlaw Biker series. Her work has also appeared…
Emmy Award Winner And Lambda Literary Award Finalist, Bud Gundy
Jun 18 • 38 min
Ep:037 Bud Gundy is Lambda Literary Award finalist and an Executive Producer and on-air host at KQED, the PBS and NPR affiliate for Northern California. In 2003, he received an Emmy Award for producing the documentary Lonely Island: Hidden Alcatraz. He…
Dreams Do Come True With Lev Raphael
Jun 11 • 42 min
Ep:036 Lev Raphael has wanted to be an author since he was in second grade, and he’s not only achieved his dream, he’s published twenty-six books in genres from memoir to mystery to erotic vampire tale; had his work translated into fifteen languages;…
High Drama and Happy Endings With Barbara Winkes
Jun 4 • 36 min
Ep:035 Barbara Winkes writes suspense and romance with lesbian characters at the center. She has always loved stories in which women persevere and lift each other up. Expect high drama and happy endings. Women loving women always take the lead.Barbara…
Nearly Ninety Books And Counting With Josh Lanyon
May 28 • 43 min
Ep:034 Author of nearly ninety titles of classic Male/Male fiction featuring twisty mystery, kickass adventure, and unapologetic man-on-man romance, JOSH LANYON’S work has been translated into eleven languages. Her FBI thriller Fair Game was the first…
End Of An Era And A New Beginning With Meg Perry
May 21 • 39 min
Ep:033 Meg Perry is an academic librarian in East Central Florida with a subject specialty in health sciences. She lives on a barrier island two blocks from the beach, which is awesome during the six months of the year that it’s not hurricane season….
Little Known LGBTQ History And More Fun With Garrett Hutson
May 14 • 37 min
Ep:032 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…
Difficult Characters And Victorian Life With Jess Faraday
May 7 • 31 min
Ep:031 Jess Faraday is an award-winning writer and editor of mystery and suspense. Her first novel, The Affair of the Porcelain Dog, was shortlisted for a Lambda Literary Award, and her third, Fool’s Gold, won the Rainbow Award for Best Gay Historical…
How Do I Know I’m Reading A Brittany Cournoyer Novel?
Apr 30 • 43 min
Ep:030 Brittany was born in a small town in Alabama and moved to Indiana when she was thirteen years old. She currently resides there and works as an operator at a local hospital. When she isn’t working, she loves to spend her free time writing stories,…
Special Round Table Discussion: Gay Crime Fiction - Our Past, Present, and Future
Apr 23 • 58 min
Ep:029 RE Bradshaw, John Copenhaver, Greg Herren, and Dharma Kelleher join in a round table discussion about the current state of LGBTQ crime fiction. gaymysterypodcast.comSupport our podcast: Links:RE Bradshaw…
Four Times As Much Mystery With Jude Tresswell
Apr 16 • 41 min
Ep:028 Jude Tresswell’s stories are set in County Durham, north-east England. They feature a gay polyamorous quad who solve crimes, are victims of crimes and who, sometimes, commit crimes. A fifth tale, A Share in a Secret, will be published later this…
Mysteries, Aliens, And Romance With Charlie Cochrane
Apr 9 • 38 min
Ep:027 Charlie Cochrane discusses her Cambridge Fellows series, Edwardian era research, why mysteries are a lie, and more.gaymysterypodcast.comCharlie’s WebsiteCharlie on Facebook Charlie on TwitterCharlie’s Book Because Charlie Cochrane couldn’t be…
Some Hollywood Gossip, Screenwriting and his Jake Weston Series with Marko Realmonte
Apr 2 • 38 min
Ep:026 Marko Realmonte worked for more than 20 years in the entertainment industry in Hollywood as a writer and studio publicist primarily at Disney/Touchstone. As a script doctor, he worked on dozens of feature films, television series, and…
Mysteries, Thrillers, Gay Relationships, And The Gay Men’s Choir With David C. Dawson
Mar 26 • 42 min
Ep:025 David C Dawson writes contemporary thrillers featuring gay men in love. He’s an award winning author, journalist and documentary maker.His latest book is Heroes in Love, published in January 2020.His debut novel The Necessary Deaths won Bronze…
A Conversation with Dal Maclean About Her Bitter Legacy Series
Mar 19 • 40 min
Ep:024 gaymysterypodcast.comDal Maclean comes from the north of Scotland. Her background is in journalism, and she has an undying passion for history, the more scandalous the better. Dal has lived in Asia and worked all over the world, but home is now…
Mark McNease Discusses His New Marshall James Thriller, Podcasting And More
Mar 12 • 40 min
Ep:023 Mark McNease chats with Brad Shreve about his new Marshall James Thriller, his Kyle Callahan Mysteries, podcasting, living senior, and Mark McNease is the author of nine novels, six produced plays, and dozens of short…
Murder and Mayhem: Matt Lubbers-Moore Shares About His Outstanding Bibliography of Gay and Queer Males in Mystery
Mar 5 • 34 min
Ep:022 Librarian and scholar Matt Lubbers-Moore collects and examines every mystery novel to include a gay or queer male in the English language starting with the 1909 Arthur Conan Doyle short story “The Man with the Watches,” which is included in its…
The Japanese and Korean Mafia, The Yakuza Path Thriller Series, and Some Free Stuff With Amy Tasukada
Feb 27 • 36 min
Ep:021 Best Selling Author Amy Tasukada writes Japanese influenced gay fiction. Her works span a wide range — from gritty mafia thrillers to fluffy to contemporary romance. Amy uses her deadly, but delicate writing style to weave exciting tales of…
Mystery vs Suspense, Her Jon’s Mysteries, and Tips for Aspiring Writers With AJ Sherwood
Feb 20 • 40 min
Ep:020 AJ Sherwood believes in happily ever afters, magic, dragons, good men, and dark chocolate. She’s often dreams at night of delectable men doing sexy things with each other. In between writing multiple books (often at the same time) she pets her…
Facebook Dilemmas and Finding His Niche With Thriller Author Tal Bauer
Feb 13 • 42 min
Ep:019 Tal Bauer discusses the extensive amount of research that goes into his novels, living without a personal Facebook account, and finding his niche in gay fiction.gaymysterypodcast.comLinks:Executive Office SeriesWhisperSoul on FireJustene’s…
Song-Writer, Filmmaker And Author Of The Dan Sharp Series: Jeffrey Round
Feb 6 • 40 min
Ep:018 Jeffrey Round discusses his newest Dan Sharp novel, his music, and more.
John Copenhaver On His Celebrated Debut Novel, Dodging and Burning
Jan 30 • 36 min
Ep:017 John Copenhave discusses his novel, Dodging and Burning, as well as writing reviews for Lambda Literary.
Madcap Mysteries with Joe Cosentino, Author of Drama Faerie
Jan 23 • 38 min
Ep:016 Joe Cosentino talks about his Nicky and Noah Series, and Drama Faerie, his latest release.
Let’s Talk About Sex with Neil Plakcy, Author of the Mahu series
Jan 16 • 48 min
Ep:015 Neil Plakcy discusses his Mahu book series, plus how much sex is too much sex in a mystery novel.
The Man Behind the Author: Former Police Officer and Consultant, Brian King-Sharp
Jan 9 • 38 min
Ep:014 Brian King-Sharp served 16 years as a police officer and law enforcement administrator and currently consults writer’s of crime fiction.
New Mexico Both Past and Present With Mystery Author Don Travis
Jan 2 • 41 min
Ep:013 Don Travis discusses The Voxlightner Scandal, the latest in his BJ Vinson Mystery Series.
Review of the Best LGBTQ Mysteries of 2019
Dec 26, 2019 • 34 min
Ep:012 Here’s our list of the best LGBTQ mysteries of 2019
Not So Harmonious in Harmony Haven with Andrew Schulz
Dec 19, 2019 • 43 min
Ep:011 Andrew Schulz discusses his soap style mystery novel The Homos of Harmony Haven.
Rediscovering Queer Mysteries with Matt Lubbers-Moore from ReQueered Tales
Dec 12, 2019 • 40 min
Ep:010 Matt Lubbers-Moore discusses ReQueered Tales and republishing out of print LGBTQ novels.
From Opera to Author With Garrick Jones
Dec 5, 2019 • 39 min
Ep:009 Garrick Jones discusses his latest novel, Australia’s Son, as well as transitioning from opera to author.
Jon Michaelsen, author of the Kendall Parker Mystery Series
Nov 28, 2019 • 48 min
Ep:008 Jon Michaelsen discusses The Deadwood Murders, the second book in his Kendall Parker series.
The Future of Hazard and Somerset and More with Gregory Ashe
Nov 21, 2019 • 41 min
Ep:007 Gregory Ashe talks about the continuation of his characters, Hazard and Somerset.
R.E. Bradshaw Discusses Her Novel Emendare and Much More
Nov 14, 2019 • 47 min
Ep:006 R.E. Bradshaw discusses her novel Emendare, lesbian fiction, politics, and much more.
What To Expect After Boystown With Marshall Thornton
Nov 7, 2019 • 39 min
Ep:005 Marshall Thornton discusses the end of his Boystown series, and what to expect in the future.
Balancing Three Series At Once With Frank W. Butterfield
Oct 31, 2019 • 45 min
Ep:004 Frank W. Butterfield discusses writing three series at once.
C.S. Poe, author of Mystery of the Bones, discusses her Snow & Winter series
Oct 24, 2019 • 36 min
Ep:003 C.S. Poe discusses Mystery of the Bones, which is the final novel in her Snow & Winter series.
Michael Nava on his new Henry Rios Novel, Carved in Bone.
Oct 17, 2019 • 38 min
Ep:002 Michael Nava discusses Carved in Bone, which is his first Henry Rios release in 20 years.
Michael Craft Discusses His New Novel, ChoirMaster
Oct 10, 2019 • 44 min
Ep:001 Brad Shreve interviews Michael Craft about “ChoirMaster” the lastest book in Michael’s Mister Puss series