As Pride Month comes to a close, here is a list of all the queer crime writers I posted about over the month; a handy list for anyone wanting to check out queer crime writers. This is by no means a comprehensive list, either; there are so many wonderful queer crime writers and there were only thirty days in June, alas.
I am also going to list the book whose cover I used in the post I made.
Ready? Here goes.
Joseph Hanson, Fadeout
Barbara Wilson, Murder in the Collective
Michael Nava, Lay Your Sleeping Head
Katherine V. Forrest, Murder at the Nightwood Bar
George Baxt, A Queer Kind of Death
Ellen Hart, Wicked Games
J. M. Redmann, The Intersection of Law and Desire
John Morgan Wilson, Simple Justice
Randye Lorden, Brotherly Love
Nathan Aldyne, Cobalt
Mark Richard Zubro, A Simple Suburban Murder
Sandra Scoppetone, I’ll Be Leaving You Always
James Robert Baker, Adrenaline
Mary Wings, She Came by the Book
R. D. Zimmerman, Closet
Dean James, Faked to Death
Claire McNab, Blood Link
Mabel Maney, The Case of the Good-For-Nothing Girlfriend
Keith Hartman, The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse
Christopher Rice, A Density of Souls
Greg Herren, Survivor’s Guilt and Other Stories (guest posted by the amazing Jeffrey Marks)
Grant Michaels, A Body to Dye For
Patricia Highsmith, The Talented Mr. Ripley/The Price of Salt
Jaye Maiman, I Left My Heart
Neil Plakcy, Mahu
Ann Aptaker, Tarnished Gold
Michael Craft, Eye Contact
John Copenhaver, Dodging and Burning
Rob Byrnes, Straight Lies
Kristen Lepionka, The Last Place You Look
Renee James, Transition to Murder
Dharma Kelleher, Chaser
Anne Laughlin, A Date to Die
Do bear in mind that this is merely a good starting point; there are so many terrific queer crime writers writing terrific queer mysteries. There are also a lot of non-queer people who are writing terrific queer mysteries these days as well. I couldn’t name everyone; and in fact, on the last two days of Pride Month I had to double (triple today) up to make sure I used all the writers I wanted to talk about.
Thanks, everyone, for playing along; your likes and comments and shares were deeply appreciated.
A better resource for queer mysteries and queer crime writers, if you’re looking for something a bit comprehensive, check out either Judith A. Markowitz’ The Gay Detective Novel: Lesbian and Gay Main Characters & Themes in Mystery Fiction, and Drewey Wayne Gunn’s The Gay Male Sleuth in Print and Film: A History and Annotated Bibliography.