Category Archives: mystery

Interview with a Queer Reader: Al Talks the Legacy of DYKES TO WATCH OUT FOR, Lesbian Mysteries, Tamora Pierce, and more!

Al Kornelsen is a queer, demi-romantic, non-binary person living on Vancouver Island. They’re a piano accompanist who plays for musicals, choirs, singers, and church services, a piano teacher, and they also work at a coffee shop on the side. Al … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian, comics, Emma Donoghue, Fantasy, Graphic, Interview with a Queer Reader, Ivan E. Coyote, Lesbian, mystery, Non-Canadian, Queer

Read, Buy, and Promote Books by People of Color: Tips, Plus a List of 11 Favorite Books by Authors of Color

One of the things I’m committed to doing in the face of white supremacy is uplifting and supporting the voices of people of colour. This includes buying, reading, and promoting books by people of colour! Three years ago, I was … Continue reading

Posted in Asian, Bisexual, Canadian, Fantasy, Fiction, Gay, Hiromi Goto, Indigenous, list, magic realism, mystery, Non-Canadian, Poetry, Queer, Trans, Trans Feminine, Vancouver | 1 Comment

Five Queer Canadian New Adult Books

So there’s some debate as to whether new adult is actually a legit thing or not, as the term was only coined in 2009 by St. Martin’s Press in order to market books that were a kind of older YA … Continue reading

Posted in Asian, Bisexual, Butch, Canadian, Fantasy, Fiction, Jewish, Lesbian, Mariko Tamaki, Montreal, mystery, Queer, Zoe Whittall | Tagged | 1 Comment

Interview with a Queer Reader: Natalie Cannon Talks KUSHIEL’S DART, Gay Sherlock and Watson, Ace Romance Novels, and More!

Natalie Cannon is a person of many hats: writer, editor, and reader for three. She writes urban fantasy short stories for her MFA Fairleigh Dickinson University and her first short story is going to be published in Ink & Locket’s … Continue reading

Posted in Black, comics, Fantasy, Fiction, Interview with a Queer Reader, mystery, Trans, Trans Feminine | 9 Comments

Nine Muslim Canadian Writers You Should Read

Nine Muslim Canadian writers whose work you should support after contacting your MPs about the Islamophobic shooting in Quebec. Featuring books for kids and teens, memoirs, mysteries, poetry, and literary fiction! Continue reading

Posted in Canadian, disability, Farzana Doctor, Fiction, memoir, mystery, Queer, South Asian, Toronto, Trans, Trans Feminine, Transgender, Young Adult | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Bookish Survey 2016: A Review of My Year in Reading

This is a year-end reading survey I’ve been using for a couple years now that I originally stole from Danika at The Lesbrary in 2014. (If you’re not following The Lesbrary, you’re missing out on a lot of rad queer … Continue reading

Posted in Bisexual, Black, Canadian, Fantasy, Fiction, Gay, Indigenous, Jewish, latina, Lesbian, Montreal, mystery, Non-Canadian, Queer, Romance | Tagged | 17 Comments

A Solid Intro to an Unquestionably Queer Toronto Mystery Series: A Review of RED ROVER by Liz Bugg

It wasn’t too long ago that I had never consciously read any book that qualified as a mystery. Feeling like I was probably missing out, and that as a librarian-in-training I should figure out what it is that mystery readers … Continue reading

Posted in Lesbian, mystery, Queer, Toronto | 2 Comments