Boystown 2: Three More Nick Nowak Mysteries by Marshall Thornton ~ Audiobook Review by Queue

Title: Boystown 2: Three More Nick Nowak Mysteries

Author: Marshall Thornton

Narrator: Brad Langer

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Unknown

Story Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 10/24/2013

Length: 06 hours 06 minutes

Genre: Mystery/Thriller


In the second Boystown collection, Chicago private investigator Nick Nowak finds himself involved with a young man who murdered his stepfather but refuses to assist in his own defense. He has been hired to find the murderer of a dead porno star and in a case that traps him between the two men he loves, searching for a serial killer’s only living victim.
Set in the second half of 1981, Boystown 2 follows Nick as he juggles his deepening relationship with Detective Bert Harker with the return of his ex, Daniel Laverty. Which man will he choose? Or will he be able to choose?

Story Review:

I absolutely LOVED listening to this book. This style of book isn’t common in the gay romance genre.

The Nick Nowak stories are based in the eighties and have a noir style to them. Nick is a horny bastard and has sex often and with different people. It’s a realistic look of the time period.

The characterizations here are fantastic too. Nick may be a bit of jerk at times but he stays consistent throughout. He does have a boyfriend in these stories, a cop named Harker, but Nick doesn’t always make the best decisions regarding that relationship.

Of the three tales here I found the third one the most entertaining but all were a blast. I am looking forward to the rest in the series.


Narration Review:

Brad Langer has just the right deep tone for this style of story. Spot on.


Boystown 2: Three More Nick Nowak Mysteries on Goodreads

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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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One thought on “Boystown 2: Three More Nick Nowak Mysteries by Marshall Thornton ~ Audiobook Review by Queue

  1. I’ve wanted to get into his books because I love mysteries. I may have to just do the audiobook since the narration is so good.

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