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
I've only listened - have not yet read it.
Spoiler - Harker's murder.
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.
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.
I know I have to, but I can't wait for number 6.
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