Boystown: Three Nick Nowak Mysteries
A former police officer turned private investigator, Nick Nowak is haunted by his abrupt departure from the department, as well as, the traumatic end of his relationship with librarian Daniel Laverty. In these three stories set in Chicago during the early eighties, Nick locates a missing young... show more
A former police officer turned private investigator, Nick Nowak is haunted by his abrupt departure from the department, as well as, the traumatic end of his relationship with librarian Daniel Laverty. In these three stories set in Chicago during the early eighties, Nick locates a missing young man for a mysterious client, solves a case of arson at a popular nightspot, and goes undercover to prove a dramatic suicide was actually murder.
When he isn't detecting, and sometimes when he is, Nick moves through a series of casual relationships. But his long suppressed romantic side surfaces when he meets Detective Bert Harker. Will he give love another chance? Or, will he continue to bury himself in the arms of strangers?
Finalist for Lambda Literary Award - Gay Mystery 2012
Publish date: November 2009
Publisher: Torquere Press
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
, Short Stories
, M M Romance
Series: Boystown (#1)
I mean come on...for someone who lived her teenage years in love with Magnum PI, this series is hitting all my buttons. Set in the glorious 80s in Chicago with our PI Nick Nowak who yes is described sounding a lot like our dear Tom Selleck but who thankfully is gay gay gay and who loves sex. The inv...
I'm so sorry but for some reason, this was hard for me to read. I can't tell if it's the era I don't like which I don't. Or the hardcore hardboiled detective vibe but I wanted it to end. I think if its ever on Audibles I be able to get into it. Marshall Thornton can write, there is no doubt about th...
This is written about the early 80's. It really took me there. During the time period, gays weren't accepted and safe sex wasn't a big deal. It isn't romanticized. If you're looking for something romantic or erotic, this probably isn't for you. The mysteries are great. The lead role is real, n...
Ack... I loved this! Chicago, early 1980s, quaaludes, and the hot guys in bikini underwear! I cannot even begin to tell you all the buttons Nick Nowak pushes for me. While I am a confirmed Californian now, I grew up in the Chicago area and spent many impressionable years there, so I feel like Nick a...
He is smart but reckless. He is promiscuous, yet very lonely. He might appear as cold and sometimes ruthless, but he is hurt too. And he is sexy as hell...Marshall Thornton's vivid writing makes Nick so real, it was like watching 3D movie. I just wish I could hide and 'watch' it undisturbed ;)