Code Name: Liberty is now out!

In the summer of 1980, the news is full of the upcoming election and the hostage crisis in Iran but Patrick Henry Burke is not paying any attention. He’s met a Persian prince and his head is full of romance. All of that changes though when a sexy CIA agent, Gary Walker, approaches him and asks that he spy on the prince and his father. They’re attempting to prevent the hostages from being released to guarantee Carter won’t win the presidency in hopes that the Reagan administration will be grateful enough to assist the prince’s father in becoming the new Shah of Iran. As Patrick gathers information about an impending illegal weapons deal, he struggles to understand who might be lying to him and who might be telling the truth.

“…a riveting read…” Nathan Bay, author Young Forever

“Romance, heartbreak and edge-of-your-seat suspense all interweaved in an intriguing, superbly written plot.” Brad Shreve, author A Body in a Bathhouse

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Boystown: Three Nick Nowak Mysteries is on sale this week!

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12 books, 6 Lambda finalists, 2 prequels, 1 Lambda Award…
the book that started it all is on sale this week for 99¢!

Finalist for the Lambda Award in Gay Mystery, Boystown: Three Nick Nowak Mysteries takes place in Chicago during the early 1980s. Haunted by his abrupt departure from the Chicago Police Department and the end of his relationship with librarian Daniel Laverty, Nick Nowak is a beat cop-turned-dogged private investigator. In this first book of the best-selling series, Nick works through three cases: a seemingly simple missing persons search, an arson investigation, and a suicide that turns out to be anything but. While working the cases, Nick moves through a series of casual relationships until he meets homicide Detective Bert Harker and begins a tentative relationship.

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Rewind is now out!

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Valentine’s Day, 1993. After years of being single, Noah is finally ready to date again. Unfortunately, things don’t end too well. After spending their first night together, he wakes up covered in blood—next to his very dead date. Already convinced Noah has an abnormal attraction to murder, Detective Wellesley believes it has tipped over to actually killing someone. That leaves Noah and his friends having to prove his innocence. Meanwhile, Marc and Louis have gone on The Drinking Man’s Diet…let the hangovers ensue.

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Both Late Fees and Boystown 11: Heart’s Desire are finalists for this year’s Lambda Award in Gay Mystery​!

 

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This year I’m lucky enough to have two books up for Best Gay Mystery at the Lambda Awards!

Late Fees

It’s Thanksgiving, 1992 and Noah Valentine is late picking his mother up from the airport. When he arrives he discovers that she’s made a friend on the flight whose also waiting for her son. When the woman’s son doesn’t show up, they eventually take her home for breakfast with neighbor’s Marc and Louis. Soon after, they learn that her son has overdosed—or has he? Noah and his motley crew investigate over the holiday weekend; which includes a fabulous dinner, a chat with a male stripper, a tiny little burglary and some help from Detective Tall, Dark, and Delicious.

Boystown 11: Heart’s Desire

It’s February 1985. Nick struggles to recover from a gunshot wound while taking on the case of a woman with a mental illness, who may or may not have witnessed a murder. As he attempts to determine exactly what the woman saw and how much danger she may be in, he juggles the approaching DeCarlo trial, an ill Mrs. Harker, and the sexually precocious Terry. Valentine’s Day with boyfriend Joseph produces some big changes in their relationship. Life is evolving, but there’s no guarantee it’s for the better.

Late Fees releases November 10th.

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The third book in the Lambda Award-Winning Pinx Video Mystery Series, Late Fees, will be out on November 10th.

It’s Thanksgiving, 1992 and Noah Valentine is late picking his mother up from the airport. When he arrives he discovers that she’s made a friend on the flight whose also waiting for her son. When the woman’s son doesn’t show up, they eventually take her home for breakfast with neighbor’s Marc and Louis. Soon after, they learn that her son has overdosed—or has he? Noah and his motley crew investigate over the holiday weekend; which includes a fabulous dinner, a chat with a male stripper, a tiny little burglary and some help from Detective Tall, Dark, and Delicious.

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Never Rest coming in October!

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Nineteen-year-old Jake Margate has had terminal leukemia for five years and is ready to let go but his mother has other ideas. She’s found a rogue doctor pursuing radical treatments and takes her son to a remote institute where he does seem to get better…at first. But then the treatment begins to fail in strange ways just as Jake begins to fall for another of the test subjects. Slowly, he realizes he’s been turned into something truly horrible. Two-time Lambda Literary Award-winning author Thornton has written a contemporary queer twist on the Frankenstein monster story.

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Boystown 11: Heart’s Desire releases August 10, 2018!

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In February 1985, Nick struggles to recover from a gunshot wound, while taking on the case of a disturbed woman who may or may not have witnessed a murder. As he attempts to determine exactly what the woman saw, and how much danger she may be in, he juggles the approaching DeCarlo trial, an ill Mrs. Harker and the sexually precious Terry. Valentine’s Day with boyfriend Joseph produces some big changes in their relationship. Life is changing, but there’s no guarantee it’s for the better.

Praise for the Boystown Mysteries

Boystown, the series, is a vivid work of literary fiction. Brilliant in execution, alive with hope, fear, pathos, and despair, it also possesses a wry sense of humor that not only lightens the mood but also acts to highlight the absurdities of social conventions. Thornton pulls no punches. You will laugh, you will cry and you will scream at Nick to get a clue. When he does, though, it’s best not to relax your guard.” — Dianne – GGR Reviews

“…what I’ve enjoyed about all the novels in the Boystown series: although Nick Nowak was the voice in all of the novels, you will sense the author within every word, on stage and intense. If the previous statement does not reflect my appreciation of the author’s writing skills, try this: Bravo, Marshall Thornton!” — Asabat, Hearts on Fire Reviews

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