Thursday, July 14, 2011

Boystown 3: Two Nick Nowak Novellas

Title: Boystown 3: Two Nick Nowak Novellas
Author: Marshall Thornton
Publisher: Torquere Press
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ISBN: 978-1-61040-236-1
Genre: {M/M} Mystery, Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx  

Little Boy Boom -  4 Nymphs
Private Investigator Nick Nowak’s personal life is in chaos.  Nick’s in-the-closet boyfriend Detective Harker has moved in uninvited while Nick is attempting to renew his relationship with his first love, Daniel.  Add to that, someone blew up Nick’s car.  Nick must examine all his former cases to determine who wants him dead.    

Little Boy Tenor -  4 Nymphs
A church choir's star tenor is killed on the doorsteps of his apartment; the prime suspect hires Nick to find the real murderer.  Meanwhile, Earl Silver, the closet boyfriend of Nick’s friend Ross suddenly dies from an unexplained disease.  Nick’s investigations bring about revelations he is not emotionally prepared to deal with.  

Boystown 3: Two Nick Nowak Novellas continues the adventures of Nick’s investigative skills intermingled with his daily routine.  The storyline illustrates that many of the gay men lead a double life because of gay bashing.  The setting is Chicago’s gay community during the 1980’s. Unprotected sex was common before the discovery of Gay Related Immune Deficiency, a deadly collection of diseases associated with the destruction of the immune system.   The characters are convincing.  Nick does not have an exclusive arrangement with his live-in boyfriend Harker so Nick feels free to indulge in any sexual encounters that are offered to him.  

Boystown 3: Two Nick Nowak Novellas highlights the heartbreaking realism of secret lives, crime, as well as the copious factors that could lead to someone’s demise. Marshall Thornton has created a striking and enjoyable saga.

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