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)
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 ;)
There are so many good reviews already, that this is just a quickie. I really enjoyed this compilation of three good, old fashioned detective stories. Set in 1981, Nick Nowak is a gruff, no-nonsense private eye straight out of the Philip Marlowe era. A former Chicago police officer who two years ...
Did I like it? Yes. Will I read Volume 2? Probably not.I found the stories in Vol 1 entertaining, but I don't think I could read a lot more of the same. I needed more something. Passion? Emotion? I'm not exactly sure. Maybe it was that the MC was so detached from everything that I couldn't co...
thisthisand thisA bit similar to the Dick Hardesty mysteries by [a:Dorien Grey|38845|Dorien Grey|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1357498084p2/38845.jpg] but way much better. Loved it. Recommended to all those readers who can see romance hidden in a cloud of smoke, alcohol, guns and c...