GunnShots: Celebrating Great Gay Mysteries

“These are my candidates for the ten best gay mystery series and the ten best standalones. In looking back over them, one thing strikes me forcefully: all my choices share one or both of two things in common: a commitment on the sleuth’s part to something greater than his ego and a representation of the process of his self-actualization.”… read more

GunnShots: Fall 2012

Here are my recommendations for good reads in crime fiction for this fall: ten novels by Rob Byrnes, Dorien Grey, Steve Neil Johnson, Geoffrey Knight/Ethan Day, Christopher Lord, Elliott Mackle, Melissa Scott, Scott Sherman, Richard Stevenson, and Mark Zubro as well as two short stories by Marshall Thornton and Zubro. They are all, with the… read more

GunnShots: Fall 2011

The end of a hot and extremely dry summer brought a number of enjoyable distractions. Richard Stevenson’s latest Don Strachey case shows author and P.I. back in top form, thirty years after their debut. There were second novels from Joseph R.G. DeMarco and Scott Sherman. Jordan Castillo Price and Andrea Speed continued their alternate universe… read more

My First Queer Book? 'Ice Blues'

According to Tim Capehart: In 1987, Richard Stevenson’s Ice Blues came across the counter at the library where I worked the summer between freshman and sophomore years in college. I’d just started dating my first serious boyfriend, but none of my family or friends knew I was gay. I read it in secret and loved tough,… read more

GunnShots: Fall 2010

As of mid-September, I have read 68 gay and M/M crime novels that appeared in print in 2010. Given the popularity of the “George Eliot strategy” and bogus biographies, I cannot be certain, but 28 of them seem to have been written by men and 40 by women. I would classify 33 as M/M romances using… read more

'Cockeyed' by Richard Stevenson

The eleventh Don Strachey, Albany, New York, P.I., novel is not so much a mystery as it is a meditation on what the gay movement has gained and, even more, what it has lost in the process of its struggle for equality. True, a mother does disappear from her nursing home, and there is suspicion… read more

Round Up: 12 Gay Mysteries

12 new mysteries from some of your favorite authors including Neil Plakcy, Greg Herren, Giles Brandreth and Geoffrey Knight…. read more