Queer Dark Thrillers

Queer Thriller Books by Title


A short list of dark thriller books. These books are generally gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender in nature. But while they do not quite qualify as horror, they should still make your heart race.

These are the items that have been found, a general description, and the general rating by the fans. (note: the ratings shows not only how good the story is, but also how well the horror or creatures are portrayed, and openly queer it is.  A really good non-gay item might score very low).

Title Author Description Year Rating
Bend Sinister : The Gay Times Book of Short Stories 3
gay content
Peter Burton

These 30 tales venture into the world of the sinister and the disturbing, with
flashes of sheer horror. Only one thing is guaranteed: something out of kilter,
something dangerously askew.

2002 --
Black Shapes in a Darkened Room
gay content
Marshall Moore

A collection of short fiction.

2004 D-
Chamber of Homos
gay content
Guy Fawkes

His brother is in jail and the only way to spring him is to come up with $25,000. But, as an out of work nurse, what chance did Sander Beach have? Fortune seemed to smile at him as he stumbles across an ad for a live in nurse - pay of $20,000.

1970 F
Chilling Tales of Terror and the Supernatural
gay content lesbian content transgender content
Patty G. Henderson

A collection of GLBT horror 'flash fiction,' stories under 1000 words.

2008 A
gay content heterosexual content
Gerald Walker

The killer, the rookie, two men obsessed. Both stalking the streets of Manhattan's bars, parks and other places to meet men. Both coming closer and closer to each other until they meet in terror.

1970 D-
Crystal Curtain, The
lesbian content
Sandy Bayer

A lesbian psychic helps the police locate a psychotic rapist and murderer in a rural Georgia town. The murderer is incarcerated, but he escapes and stalks the psychic and her lover.

1988 --
Devil Inside, The
gay content
Randy Boyd

When a childhood friend shows up again, it seems like Kordell has found the perfect man. But when Mario's memory is confused, and weird things begin to happen, is he still the perfect catch, or pure evil?

2002 B
Every Dead Thing
gay content heterosexual content
John Connolly

After his wife and daughter are brutally murdered, Charlie 'Bird' Parker needs to take the law into his own hands to find the killer.

1999 --
Exquisite Corpse
gay content
Poppy Z. Brite

Gay necrophiliac lovers--both serial killers--meet in New Orleans for a feast of corpse-eating and coupling with the rotting dead.

1997 --
gay content heterosexual content
Felice Picano

A man starts to get calls from a strange woman who seems to know who he is and what he is doing.

1975 --
Fan, The
gay content heterosexual content
Bob Randall

The Fan - Warm and admiring, then arrogantly suggestive, then obscene and finally menacing... plunging a Broadway actress into a shocking nightmare...

1977 --
Final Cut
gay content heterosexual content
Max Perry

A lot of people didn't want a movie villainizing the gay community made. But after one of the stars was murdered, the gay community seemed to be as bad as the movie they were protesting made them out to be? Could a homophobic policeman help out?

1980 --
Gay Male Sleuth in Print and Film, The : A History and Annotated Bibliography
gay content
Drewey Wayne Gunn

The history of the gay male sleuth starting with Rodney Garland's The Heart in Exile published in 1953, and continuing on through the emergence of the gay sleuth in the mainstream today.

2005 --
Holy Family
gay content
John L. Myers

After his previous night's trick is killed, David must help find his killer to clear his name. But as the trail intersects with gay cops, closeted in-laws and an evil spectre, it could be more than he can handle.

1992 --
gay content
Rick R. Reed

The Internet is the new meat market for gay men. Now a killer Is turning the meat market into a meat wagon.

2007 --
Killer in Drag
gay content transgender content
Edward D. Wood, Jr.

After being in the room with a man who was murdered, the transsexual hit-woman Glenda is on the run, this time as Glen. Knowing it was just a matter of time before the syndicate caught up with him.

1965 --
Lure, The
gay content bisexual content
Felice Picano

After witnessing a brutal murder, Noel is recruited by the police to pose as a lure for the killer-at-large. Undercover, Noel moves deeper and deeper into the freneticism of Manhattan's gay highlife...until he forgets he is only playing a role.

1979 --
Man Eater
gay content transgender content
Dick Jones

A gay undercover agent must seek out and find a mad dog killer, a man who literally 'eats' his victims... in every conceivable, diabolical way. In following the trail towards the 'Man-eater,' he walks a long road that leads him to his own soul.

1971 --
Mortal Fear
gay content heterosexual content
Greg Iles

Harper Cole's a hacker at heart, and indulges a number of vices at once by running an erotic electronic bulletin board from his country home on the Mississippi Delta. Unfortunately, a serial killer is also indulging himself--and using Harper's service to find his victims. When Harper discovers that a woman who stopped logging on to his board has been brutally murdered in New Orleans, he goes to the police, only to find that several other former users have also died violently. Under suspicion himself, Harper must use all the online wizardry at his disposal to trick and capture a brilliant, kinky killer.

1998 A
Red Headed Wipe Out, The
gay content
Christopher Ford

Is the hot redhead the perfect catch, or a killer on the loose.

1973 C-
Slasher, The
gay content
Sebastian Lamb

This man, a savage homosexual murderer, terrorized an entire city for months before being captured, preying on the weak and the old and the destitute. His method: an inhuman slash with a straight razor right through to the backbone of his helpless victims.

1977 D
Smart as the Devil
gay content heterosexual content
Felice Picano

When a teenager begins to act as though he's possessed, the school psychologist is called in. But is this boy crazy, or is there a more sinister, and supernatural, presence at work?

1975 C+
Still Life
gay content lesbian content
jo j. barker

Mara's design for a happy queer family looks bleak. But these things are about to become the least of her worries. For someone has designs on Mara that transcend even her worst nightmares...

2004 --
Talented Mr. Ripley, The
gay content heterosexual content
Patricia Highsmith

The chameleon-like Tom is sent by a rich American to retrieve his dilettante son, Dickie Greenleaf, from Italy. When Tom cannot win Dickie over, he kills him and assumes his identity.

1966 --
lesbian content bisexual content heterosexual content
Frank M. Robinson

They are among us and they have been here for a long time waiting. They can make you love and they can make you die. Arthur Banks, an ordinary man, begins to find them out, and immediately his life and his family are in danger.

2000 C-


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