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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?

©2013 Marshall Thornton (P)2013 Marshall Thornton

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Fabulous story and superb narration. Heartbreaking, it packs a powerful punch. Poor Nick. The series takes an unexpected turn.

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Sad books, but great

Set in the 80s, Nick Nowak PI, these are stories of his work and love life and the start of Aids. Sad, terrible but highly addictive reading /listening. Cant stop ordering the next group.

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  • Libros Lover
  • 03-01-14

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Would you consider the audio edition of Murder Book to be better than the print version?

I've only listened - have not yet read it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Murder Book?

Spoiler - Harker's murder.

What about Brad Langer’s performance did you like?

He's your 'every man'. No gimmicks, or frills. He sounds as if he's lived the story. It even sound like he actually may be from Chicago. His characterizations are dead on.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me sad. I can't imagine what it would be like to have a relative or partner go through what Nick did with Harker. I know he felt helpless; being in the dark with an illness that was unknown and untreatable, only to lose his lover to a murderer.

Any additional comments?

I know I have to, but I can't wait for number 6.

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  • Denice
  • 30-10-20

HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO FOR JUSTICE?

A book from the 1980s series of how the Chicago gay community lived and the steps they took to survive. This one is about the sacrifice of a gay detective to bring in a gay serial killer. His lover, Nick Nowak, a private investigator, takes on the case to bring the killer to justice amongst the Tylenol murders. A very well-written story of the grief, determination, and psyche of Nick’s search for the truth. The narration helps you see things as the character experiences them.

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  • B.McGrath
  • 28-01-20

resolution is bittersweet /Poor Nick

This series is amazing. Tears, laughs, cheap thrills, and suspense. I like how the author addresses current events for that time period. It makes it feel real. Everytime Nick got a clue, I got excited, and when they didn't pan out my heart plummeted down. Nick still had a big heart, because he tried to make sure mama's interests were protected. The ending is so bittersweet for me that I wept!! The narrator's voice and expressions added to my enjoyment. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this story and am giving an honest review.