Title: Two Nick Nowak Novellas (Boystown #3)
Author: Marshall Thornton
Publisher: Slef Published
Release Date: January 9th 2015
Genre(s): Historical, Gay fiction
Page Count: 194
Reviewed by: LenaRibka
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
In the two novellas that make up the third book in the popular Boystown Mysteries private Investigator Nick Nowak works two challenging cases and grapples with an even more challenging personal life. In Little Boy Boom, Nick’s car explodes when a thief attempts to steal it. Realizing the bomb was meant for him, Nick sets out to discover who wants him dead only to find that the list of possible suspects is longer than he’d like. When he begins to run out of suspects he wonders if the bomb was truly meant for him. Little Boy Tenor finds Nick investigating the murderer of a church choir’s star tenor, while at the same time his friend Ross asks him to discover the truth behind his lover, Earl Silver’s mysterious death. As he juggles the two cases, he becomes increasingly disturbed by what he learns.
I am not sure if I should review this installment. And if yes, then HOW.
Firstly I’m eager to read my next Nick Nowak book, and secondly I need to order all my thoughts for myself before I am able to share them with somebody else.
Boystown 3 made me not just feel, it opened my eyes and heart a bit wider to many different aspects probably of the most complicated and significant topic in relation to gay rights in the early 80s.
It is why I’d say that the series belongs to the category historical MM fiction for me.
It was intense.
It was hot.
It was thrilling.
It was sad.
It was tragic.
And it was AMAZING.
Until now, the most thought-provoking, honest, deep emotional sequel with the most powerful writing of Marshall Thornton.
I. AM. DRUGGED.