Coming Attractions!

Queer Mystery Coming Attractions: December 2023

by Matt Lubbers-Moore

It is the holiday season and time to stock up on books and chocolate for the Icelandic tradition of Jolabokaflod, or Christmas Book Flood! Of course, there are dozens of holidays in December, and I think buying books for any gift-giving is wonderful. Still, I strongly discourage my own family from buying me books, since they would have no idea what I own or what I would want. A gift card to my favorite local bookshop is just fine.

Mystery Coming Attractions: November 2023

by Shawn Stevens

Can you believe the holidays are just around the corner, and as temperatures begin to dip, our cozy sweaters come out from hibernation, and the allure of curling up with a good book grows stronger. This November, why not indulge your love for reading by exploring these latest releases? Find that perfect spot to kick up your feet, unwind, and immerse yourself in the enchanting worlds waiting within the pages of these November treasures.

Queer Mystery Coming Attractions: November 2023

by Matt Lubbers-Moore

Recently I was at a book festival representing my publishing company. There was a mix of bookish people; authors selling their own books, cover designers, used booksellers, independent booksellers, and artsy people selling bookmarks, posters, and other literary pieces of art. I had a great time talking to people interested in the books published by ReQueered Tales and wandering around the booths to see what else was being sold. I may have snapped up quite a few interesting art pieces, books, and information regarding the other dealers.

Queer Mystery Coming Attractions: October 2023

by Matt Lubbers-Moore

There once was a man named Joseph Sabin. He was born in England in 1821 and moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He opened a bookstore and wrote a multivolume bibliography entitled Bibliotheca Americana: A Dictionary of Books Relating to America. What his very brief Wikipedia page left out is that while in Philadelphia he borrowed a great deal of money to buy books to stock his store.

Queer Mysteries Coming Attractions: August 2023

by Matt Lubbers-Moore

I was reminiscing with a coworker the other day about the different celebrities I have met over the years. And I promise this is not a name-dropping-ooo-look-at-me-I’m-friends-with-celebrities article. The celebrities I have met were at comic cons and book signings with any interaction lasting less than five minutes. But, it is fun sometimes how much interaction one can get in five minutes or less … My friend James would make an amusing comment about other interesting interactions that take five minutes, but this is a high-brow column in a respectable mystery magazine.

Queer Mystery Coming Attractions: July 2023

by Matt Lubbers-Moore

Although Pride Month is almost over and everyone who participated in lots of little ways by either running a booth, marching in a parade, attending multiple city Prides, or protesting, is likely to be exhausted. But we can’t stop fighting for our rights. We can’t stop demanding corporations continue to stand up for all LGBTQ+ peoples, for politicians who marched in the parades, and got their pictures taken at Drag Shows to be held accountable for the promises they made, and family members to constantly be reminded which pronouns to use no matter how uncomfortable it is.