Corpse Reviver #1
“Why do you always hear about Corpse Reviver #2, and never about Corpse Reviver #1?” you might ask yourself. Well, reader, I’m here to tell you: it’s because #1 is boring. Two parts brandy, one part Calvados, and one part sweet vermouth.
Widdershins by Jordan L. Hawk (Whyborne and Griffin #1)
It’s really interesting to have Lovecraftian horror (complete with the early 20th century lily-white New England setting), but with gay protagonists who are somewhat resistant to othering the unknown due to their own experiences with being othered. (Lovecraft also had far fewer sex scenes.)