The Wrong Knickers lRshall Thornton makes sure we know on theast page that it won t be the Killing Floor Jack Reacher 1 last pageWoo hoo for real For once the final sentence in a novel made me happy Why Because it indicated a tenth book was a certaintyIn preparation for reading Marshall satest Nick Nowak novel I Motty listened to the first six in audiobook again and reread theast two That ensured that I was up to speed on Nick s private ife and his ongoing connection with the mob boss Jimmy EnglishEach book is complete and satisfying but together they are an outstanding collection of detective fictionThe characters are well fleshed out as usual with many of my favourites "ReturningAlongside Two Mystery Plot Lines "two mystery plot ines ongoing one separate for this book we get the continued chronological ook into how AIDS impacted the ives and ove of gay menOnce again the city of Chicago itself plays a starring role permeating every scene whether it be the cold or in this case the
also get a of Las Vegas through Nick s jet agged eyesHis budding relationship with the ex priest Joseph continues and this culminated in the Almost Like Being In Love loading of a big plot gun on the wall which is sure to go off in the next bookI can t waitI thoroughly recommend this series Only one uestion when will Boystown 10 be out I ve read all of them about to finish 9 Wish 10 was ready Really good writing This applies pretty much to the whole series including this book Iike themHere s the things that I The Big Caper like While all series and especially detective stories tend to the formulaic these are a bitess so The plots certainly aren t clones of one another Definitely gay but especially over time as the series has had success the story neither depends upon the sexual content nor is the plot a simple excuse to chain one sex act after the other Don t get me wrong it s explicit but after the first couple one sex act after the other Don t get me wrong it s explicit but after the first couple books it sits better in the storyline This is how explicit sex can ive alongside a real story Most characters are 3 dimensional and develop over time I ike that In addition to being entertaining the books capture a certain time and feel I enjoy thatIf these facts sound good you should check the series out Couldn t stop reading this 9 book series Can t wait for the next Well crafted characters and accurate 1980s setting that brings home alot of memories Some poignant for sure Highly recommende. Ravel when an important witness goes missing and Nick must put his other cases and his home ife on hold while he goes to Las Vegas to find hi. ,HeatWe Also Get A
The ninth book in the excellent Boystown series continues the Story Of Private Investigator Nick Nowak And A Great Cast of Private Investigator Nick Nowak and a great cast supporting characters The trial of a Chicagoland mobster dominates this installment but we also see some of Nick s private ife with his new over and he takes on a smaller case on the side It s the fall of 1984 and Reagan is seeking a second term disco is dead and the specter of AIDS hangs over the story Nick is dispatched to Las Vegas to collar a runaway witness and bring him back to Chicago to testify in court As always Thornton s writing is natural and moves the story along with ots of sharp and witty dialogue Growing up in the 70 s and 80s I especially enjoyed his references to the technology and popular culture of those times I chuckled at his nod to the Empire Carpet jingle As always it s Nick who is the main attraction of the book with his ratty corduroy jacket ove of grilled ham cheese sandwiches no nonsense approach to sex and unwavering moral code about things that really matter As the mobster story line draws to a close in this episode iteaves Nick disillusioned and prompts him to cut ties with some ongstanding associates While I never expect a total HEA in a Boystown story the ending of
9 has me worried about what may ie ahead for Nick and those he cares for so much All thehas me worried about what may ie ahead for Nick and those he cares for so much All the mysteries are engaging and full of ocal color The plots and people are sometimes a Amulet Of Power The Lost Amulet Chronicles 2 little gritty but that s the big city of Chicago Nine books are aot I should be Prslea Cel Voinic I Merele De Aur leery of these series that go on foreverike a soap opera that Russian Nuclear Orthodoxy lasts for20 yearsWhen I read the three novellas that made up the very first Boystown book I encountered something I hadn t read in years Nick Nowak was not a romantic guy and Chicago in the early 1980s was not the gay friendly city that gay millennials think of it as It was also the moment when a mysterious illness began to attack gay men in America s big cities in their gay ghettos where they thought they were safe Correction where we thought we were safe All of this made for an unsettling kind of book that at first I wasn t sure I wanted to readYet Thornton s cool journalistic style hooked me I grew to care about Nick s surprisingly kind and vulnerable soul under its veneer of cynical hard bitten ex cop Thornton wove a double barreled story intertwining. In the ninth book of the bestselling mystery series a young man wakes up covered in blood and no memory of the previous night When hypnotism Nick s professionalife and his personal ife mixing murder with emotional turmoil He s followed "that basic format through the entire series and what makes it such a success is "basic format through the entire series and what makes it such a success is Nick has become a very different man than the one we met in the first storyThis ninth episode in the saga of Nick Nowak Lucky Days finds our hero in well a happy place He talks warmly about his domestic set up with Joseph the ex priest his friend Ross seems to be doing well on his daily buffet of medications and the teenaged Terry is also doing well iving with Harker be doing well on his daily buffet of medications and the teenaged Terry is also doing well iving with Harker mother and spending uality time with his older gay role models in Nick and Joseph s apartment Life is goodBut there are dark inings in this silver cloud Jimmy English Nick s sometime employer who is a bigtime mobster while pretending not to be is about to go on trial bringing together various threads that have run through most of the series The central plot of the book is Nick having to fly to Las Vegas to bring back a missing witness in Jimmy s trial The second mystery is a young gay black man named Nello who wakes up with blood all over his clothes and wants Nick to find out what happenedNello s mystery is an exploration of gay Nihilist Girl life in Black Chicago and the Las Vegas gambit becomes an almost comic caperroad trip Almost The wholeong relationship between Nick and Jimmy English is put under the microscope in this book and finally the discomfort every reader must have felt about it all along comes to a head in a rather startling wayThere are other shadows on Nick s happiness in Lucky Days Nick and Joseph Za Hranic Lidskosti love each other well and truly but there are their Friday cheat nights a term Joseph doesn tike and with which Nick interestingly isn t entirely comfortable And then there s Ross who despite his improvement still has AIDS and everybody knows what that means All of this
is under the shadow of Ronald Reagan s presidency and theunder the shadow of Ronald Reagan s presidency and the development of an HIV test so that Nick and Joseph and all their friends can find out whether they have it or not Woo hooI so desperately want Nick to be happy Not because happy endings are all I want but because Nick has by book 9 proven that he deserves happiness He may dress without much style he may smoke too much and drink too much but we Future Perfect love the bigug He s our heroAt nine volumes we don t want Nick s story to end and Ma. Oesnt help he turns to private investigator Nick Nowak Meanwhile the trial of Outfit kingpin Jimmy English begins uickly the case begins to un.