Screen Shot 2020-07-16 at 7.53.36 PMReQueered Tales releases 2nd Lev Raphael novel

Nick Hoffman / Academic Mystery Series continues THE EDITH WHARTON MURDERS by Lev Raphael

LOS ANGELES—June 9, 2020—ReQueered Tales is restoring award-winning gay and lesbian fiction to print with a focus on mystery, literary and sci-fi genres. Since May 2019, we’ve reintroduced twelve authors to old friends and a new generation of readers. Lev Raphael returns with book two in his Nick Hoffman series – “THE EDITH WHARTON MURDERS”.

“Is vulgar literary taste sufficient motive for murder? Actually, killing is too kind for the vindictive scholars in Lev Raphael’s maliciously funny campus mystery The Edith Wharton Murders.” — Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

Nick Hoffman, desperate to get tenure, has been saddled with a thankless task: coordinating a conference on Edith Wharton that will demonstrate how his department and his university supports women’s issues. There’s been widespread criticism that SUM is really the State University of Men. Problem is, he’s forced to invite two warring Wharton societies, and the conflict between rival scholars escalates from mudslinging to murder. Nick’s job and whole career are on the line unless he can help solve the case and salvage the conference.

“A savagely funny satire of academic pretensions and posturings.
Definitely on my list of the year’s best!” – Dean James, Simon Kirby-Jones series

Originally published in 1998, this new edition contains a 2020 foreword by Gregory Ashe as well as a new introduction by the author.

THE EDITH WHARTON MURDERS, A Nick Hoffman / Academic Mystery by Lev Raphael 278 pgs • ISBN 978-1-951092-22-1 •
Trade Paperback: US $16.95 • CAN $21.95 • UK £13.95
E-book: US $5.95 • CAN $7.95 • UK £4.95 • EU €5.95 • AU $8.95


Also available:
LET’S GET CRIMINAL, A Nick Hoffman / Academic Mystery by Lev Raphael

240 pgs • ISBN 978-1-951092-07-8 •

Both books in the series may be ordered in a quality trade print edition from most independent book retailers in the English-speaking world; e-book editions from Amazon and Kindle Unlimited.

Many ReQueered Tales titles are also available to digital public lending libraries through Overdrive. Please ask your local librarian to purchase a copy for your community.


We are honored, here at ReQueered Tales, to be custodians of a treasure trove of outstanding gay and lesbian fiction. Many titles published before 2000 will become available for a new generation of LGBTQ readers and our allies. With twice monthly releases, ReQueered Tales offers a diverse catalog in modestly priced editions worldwide in e-book and in print. Established in 2019, 14 titles were released in our first year. We anticipate another 20 releases during 2020 including at least three ReQueered Tales Originals.

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