Murder Book (Boystown #5)

Title: Murder Book (Boystown #5)
Author: Marshall Thornton
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: January 9th 2015
Genre(s): Historical, Gay fiction
Page Count: 219
Reviewed by: LenaRibka
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Finalist, Lambda Award – Gay Mystery 2013

In the fifth book of the award-winning Boystown mystery series, it’s fall 1982 and Chicago is gripped by panic after five people die from poisoned Tylenol capsules. Amid the chaos, the Bughouse Slasher takes his eighth victim, this time striking close to private investigator Nick Nowak. With the Chicago Police Department stretched to its limit, Nick takes matters into his own hands. But what will he do with the Bughouse Slasher once he finds him?


Murder Book is the 5th book in the Boystown series and the second full length novel in it. And it is probably the best one.


In one of the interviews, that Marshall Thornton had given before starting the 5th book, he said:

“I’m planning something very shocking for the first page.”

I can assure you, he did it!!! AND HOW!!!
He grabbed you from the very first page and didn’t let you go.

I don’t want to babble a lot, it is not the first book in the series, and if you keep on reading after the first book, you can understand what I mean! You’ll understand my emotions.

I know I made a mistake when I recommended the first book of the series almost to everybody, I was just too euphoric.

I know, I should have warned you, I should have better explained that it is not a typical candy contemporary romance with a syrup sweet HEA, I should have said that it could possibly push your boundaries, that the thematic could be considered for some people provocative…

I didn’t do it and I am so sorry!


please….don’t talk about this series like it is nothing but a collection of uncontrolled senseless sex excesses on crack.


Marshall Thornton is a great storyteller and he would probably shock you more than once along the story but he will also surprise you and reward you with the real great characters, amazing writing and excellent mystery.

Please give the series a chance, please believe me, it’s worth it.

I want you to LOVE it…

Please, please, please…LOVE it

Boystown Series

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A passionate reader from Germany. I learned to read at the age of 4 and never stopped since then, though my books from that time were very different from what they are now. English is my third language, and I'm sorry for all grammar mistakes I made in my reviews. But I assure you, that my reading English is much better than my writing English. I'm a seeker for the books that differ from mainstream, that provoke the reader or have very often very opposite ratings.