Queer Dark Thrillers

Straight 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).

This page focuses on all straight thriller items.

For a page that shows all orientations, please go here

Title Author Description Year Rating
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-
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 --
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 --
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
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+
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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