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Marshall Thornton

Marshall Thornton is an award-winning author, playwright and screenwriter living in Long Beach, California. He holds an MFA in screenwriting from UCLA, where he received the Carl David Memorial Fellowship and was recognized in the Samuel Goldwyn Writing awards. Marshall has had plays produced in both Chicago and Los Angeles and stories published in The James White Reviewand Frontier Magazine.

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Torquere Press
Current Releases
With the Chicago Police stretched to their limit by the Tylenol murders, private investigator Nick Nowak is spurred to action when the Bughouse Slasher strikes again. In the fifth book of the award-winning Boystown mystery series, it's ...
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Murder Book
In the first full-length novel of the Boystown series, it's late summer 1982 and private detective Nick Nowak is asked to find a retired gentleman's long lost lover. Instead, he finds himself embroiled in a decades old murder connected t...
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Boystown 4: A Time for Secrets A Nick Nowak Novel
Private Investigator Nick Nowak is back in two novella-length mysteries set in Chicago during the early 1980s. In "Little Boy Boom," Nick’s car explodes when a thief attempts to steal it. Realizing the bomb was meant for him, ...
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Boystown 3: Two Nick Nowak Novellas
Studio accountant, Matt Latowski orders an erotic massage on the one-year anniversary of a bad break-up, but is surprised when the masseur calls him a couple weeks later to ask him out on a date. Unable to say no to a freebie, Matt begins a ...
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Full Release
Gay Erotic Romance, Historical Thriller.  Palm Springs, 1973. Don Harris is a piano player on the run after killing a Chicago mobster's son in a bar fight. On the lam, he meets a pretty blonde girl in town for a convention. He lets do...
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Desert Run
When he falls in love with a contestant on a reality TV show, Peter "Praline" Palmetier decides to leave his home in rural Georgia and, failing to realize this might be considered stalking, travels to Hollywood to find his soul mate, Dav...
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The Perils of Praline
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, hired to find the murderer of a dead porno star, and, in a cas...
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Boystown 2: Three Nick Nowak Mysteries
A former police officer turned private investigator, Nick Nowak is haunted by his abrupt departure from the department, as well as, the traumatic end of his relationship with librarian Daniel Laverty. In these three stories set in Chicago during t...
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Boystown: Three Nick Nowak Mysteries

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