Marshall Thornton




Nick Pa...
945 books | 604 friends

ci
ci
5,540 books | 1,010 friends

Joseph-...
63,000 books | 4,262 friends

Ulysses...
650 books | 124 friends

L.B. Gregg
162 books | 854 friends

Mark
760 books | 658 friends

Portia
2,458 books | 3,777 friends

Kayla J...
567 books | 345 friends

More friends…



Marshall Thornton

Goodreads Author


Born
in Pittsburgh, PA, The United States
Website

Genre

Influences
joseph hansen, sue grafton

Member Since
September 2009


Lambda Award-winning author, Marshall Thornton is best known for the Boystown detective series. Other novels include the erotic comedy The Perils of Praline, or the Amorous Adventures of a Southern Gentleman in Hollywood, Desert Run and Full Release. Marshall has an MFA in screenwriting from UCLA, where he received the Carl David Memorial Fellowship and was recognized in the Samuel Goldwyn Writing awards.

Member Mystery Writers of America

Sign-up for my newsletter at marshallthorntonauthor.com!

To ask Marshall Thornton questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Marshall Thornton Hi, just saw this question... Boystown 8: The Lies That Bind will be out February 25th. I have notes and ideas for 9 and 10. At some point, I imagine…moreHi, just saw this question... Boystown 8: The Lies That Bind will be out February 25th. I have notes and ideas for 9 and 10. At some point, I imagine I will finish... but I don't know when that will be. Michael Connelly has done 20 Bosch books and Sue Grafton is doing 26 Kinsey Milhone... so, who knows. :)(less)
Marshall Thornton Thank you for asking. I just finished the first draft yesterday. So, I'm still on track for late January 2016.
Average rating: 4.09 · 3,004 ratings · 802 reviews · 27 distinct works · Similar authors
Three Nick Nowak Mysteries ...

3.88 avg rating — 517 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Three More Nick Nowak Myste...

4.22 avg rating — 304 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Two Nick Nowak Novellas (Bo...

4.34 avg rating — 262 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Time For Secrets (Boystow...

4.52 avg rating — 243 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Little Boy Dead (Boystown #...

4.07 avg rating — 153 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bloodlines (Boystown #7)

4.48 avg rating — 142 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Ghost Slept Over

3.90 avg rating — 189 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Murder Book (Boystown #5)

4.59 avg rating — 211 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Femme

4.05 avg rating — 104 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Lies That Bind (Boystow...

4.57 avg rating — 92 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Marshall Thornton…
I first began to understand that I was gay and what that meant in the late sixties. I was around nine or ten. There was a Mike Wallace report called The Homosexuals in 1967. I can’t imagine that my parents would have let me see this at nine years old, but this is what was out there. This is how the world thought in 1967. I do remember reading at least one article in The Reader’s Digest and one... Read more of this blog post »
15 likes ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on April 02, 2016 07:01 • 137 views • Tags: gay, gay-history, gay-rights, labels
Three Nick Nowak Mysteries Three More Nick Nowak Myste... Two Nick Nowak Novellas A Time For Secrets Murder Book From the Ashes Bloodlines
Boystown (8 books)
by
4.27 avg rating — 2,110 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Boystown: Three Nick Nowak Mysteries (Gay & Lesbian)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 26, 2010 04:01PM
Description: the opening to "Little Boy Found" the first Nick Nowak Mystery.

Marshall's Recent Updates

Marshall Thornton added a status update: If you enjoyed my new book Femme, please considering adding a review on Amazon. Thanks!
Marshall Thornton made a comment on his status
" Yes, I saw them, thanks! You were right. "
" I first discovered Marshall Thornton’s Boystown series in the summer of 2013 – long after he’d originally published the first four novels; Boystown: Three Nick Nowak Mysteries, Boystown 2: Three More Nick Nowak Mysteries, Boystown 3: ..." Read more of this blog post »
Marshall Thornton added a status update: Hey if you're my new book (and enjoying it) please consider putting your review on Amazon. For some reason they took down the bloggers who'd already posted. :(
Jesper Jesper is currently reading Lunch Poems
" Hi!

In honor of the release of my new book Femme, my book The Perils of Praline will be on sale this week for 99¢ at Amazon. Starting the 27th, The Gh
...more "
The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst
"This book is extremely good written.
Very erotic and very gay-ish.

It could have had 50 pages less or 100 pages more, it wouldn't have had any influence on the storyline.
(What a storyline?!)

It doesn't have a typical beginning, culminating and endi..." Read more of this review »
Marshall Thornton made a comment on his status
" LenaRibka wrote: ":) I want a picture!"

You'll have to ask Dolly.
...more "
Marshall Thornton is now following
7020231
Marshall Thornton rated a book it was amazing
Murder by Tradition by Katherine V. Forrest
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Marshall's books…
“Nice people always make me want to do bad things.”
Marshall Thornton, Two Nick Nowak Novellas

“He'd already identified me as a heathen, and I hoped he wouldn't try to change that.”
Marshall Thornton, Two Nick Nowak Novellas

“My grief had become a thick scab; I picked at it from time to time, but mostly I left it alone. I didn’t want to know what was underneath.”
Marshall Thornton, From the Ashes

Polls

July Author of the Month - Poll #1 - Authors with MORE THAN 10 books

 
  14 votes 33.3%

 
  7 votes 16.7%

 
  6 votes 14.3%

 
  5 votes 11.9%

 
  4 votes 9.5%

 
  3 votes 7.1%

Samantha KaneSamantha Kane
 
  3 votes 7.1%

42 total votes
More...
“I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.”
Dorothy Parker

“A happy ending was imperative. I shouldn't have bothered to write otherwise. I was determined that in fiction anyway two men should fall in love and remain in it for the ever and ever that fiction allows, and in this sense, Maurice and Alec still roam the greenwood.”
E.M. Forster, Maurice

“So, Carter, if you need to talk about anything, you know, about being gay. If there are things that you don't understand or things that confuse you, you can ask me. Anything. You can ask me anything."
Carter studied him for a moment and asked. "Who's your cell provider?”
Marshall Thornton, My Favorite Uncle

25x33 Ask Marshall Thornton — 21 members — last activity Feb 23, 2016 08:17AM
This is a group to discuss the writing of Marshall Thornton with the author himself.
99401 The Backlot Gay Book Forum — 613 members — last activity 1 hour, 51 min ago
The members of The Backlot (formerly AfterElton) love to chat about the latest in gay books. With the site changing, we're moving the discussion here. ...more
3579 Gay fiction/non-fiction — 888 members — last activity Aug 16, 2016 03:26PM
A group for sharing thoughts on favorite books involving gay life, themes or issues. (To see all discussions, click on "all" to the right of discussio ...more
15807 Queereaders — 4502 members — last activity 3 hours, 42 min ago
A group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and supporters interested in fun and stimulating conversation about books, movies, art, ...more
99986 Modern Good Reads — 5984 members — last activity Aug 27, 2016 11:13AM
Modern Good Reads connects readers with books, authors, & challenges. We want to chat, inform, & provide events & discussions, a home for readers and ...more
8255 Tips for Self Promotion, Sales, and Advertising — 2368 members — last activity 3 hours, 49 min ago
Tips from authors for authors. List what works for you and what hasn't. Whether you're selling a few author copies or just trying to get your name out ...more
25x33 Liberation Lit — 76 members — last activity Aug 11, 2014 07:47AM
This is a group supporting the idea that there is a paucity of current fiction being written about the era from 1960 to 1980. The tumultuous period of ...more
25350 THE JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB — 7016 members — last activity 7 minutes ago
ALL GENRE COMMUNITY OF BOOK LOVERS-Perfect for those interested in good books of any genre, film and lively discussion!-(300 PLUS DISCUSSION TOPICS)fr ...more
106620 Magnus Books — 125 members — last activity Jul 14, 2013 01:39AM
Book discussion group for readers and writers of LGBT literature. Magnus Books is an imprint of Riverdale Avenue Books. We publish widely in both LGBT ...more
34088 E-books (Ebooks) - Open Books — 269 members — last activity Jul 11, 2016 01:14AM
Explore, discuss, share and celebrate the works of modern and avant-garde fiction, non-fiction, poetry, anthologies, and multimedia presentations (tal ...more
More of Marshall’s groups…



Comments (showing 1-20)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

Ije the Devourer of Books Congratulations Marshall!!

Congratulations!

And a huge well done from me. xxx


Lena♥Ribka For today, Marshall!



Rosa, really Adding my thanks as well! We're all doing our best to spread the word on Boystown. It's wonderful. Thank you!


Marshall Thornton Sofia wrote: "Thanks for accepting my request Marshall. Am riding your Boystown rollercoaster at the moment. So sometimes I like you very much, other times I think you are devious. But always I admire your writi..."

Thanks for asking...


Marshall Thornton Lena♥Ribka wrote: "I'm sooo happy you have three new trustful fans friends, Marshall! Sofia+Rosa+me! ;)

"


:)


Lena♥Ribka I'm sooo happy you have three new trustful fans friends, Marshall! Sofia+Rosa+me! ;)




message 14: by Sofia

Sofia Thanks for accepting my request Marshall. Am riding your Boystown rollercoaster at the moment. So sometimes I like you very much, other times I think you are devious. But always I admire your writing and your ability to transport me into the story and make me care. :D


Marshall Thornton Lena♥Ribka wrote: "Thank you, Marshall, for accepting!

"


You're welcome. I tried to send you a thank you on GR email but it failed. Thanks for all the support!


Lena♥Ribka Thank you, Marshall, for accepting!




Marshall Thornton OkayKim wrote: "Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed The Ghost Slept Over. Any chance we'll be hearing any more mischief created by McCormack?
Like to add that I finished listening on audio, the first Bo..."



Thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoyed The Ghost Slept Over and that you've found the Boystown series. I don't have any plans to do a sequel to GSO... but you never know. I am though working on the edit for Boystown 6 and hopefully will have that out in May.


message 10: by OkayKim (last edited Feb 27, 2014 08:50PM)

OkayKim Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed The Ghost Slept Over. Any chance we'll be hearing any more mischief created by McCormack?
Like to add that I finished listening on audio, the first Boystown Mysteries and I'm hooked!
As much as I love mysteries, how in the heck have I managed to miss your work? Lol


Betryal Thanks for the friend accept!


Marshall Thornton Fangtasia wrote: "Congratulations, Marshall, on your novel making it into the Lambda finalists. Very well deserved!"

Thank You!


Fangtasia Congratulations, Marshall, on your novel making it into the Lambda finalists. Very well deserved!


message 6: by Marshall (last edited Feb 03, 2012 07:47PM)

Marshall Thornton David wrote: "Hello Marshall,

It seems you didn't enjoy Anna Karenina all that much. That's a book I've been hoping to read."


It was a tough read... I didn't make it through the entire book. Not a big fan of the Russians I have to admit. Though Tolstoy himself is quite an interesting man.


message 5: by David

David Fleming Hello Marshall,

It seems you didn't enjoy Anna Karenina all that much. That's a book I've been hoping to read.


Marshall Thornton Indigene wrote: "Marshall, thank you for accepting my friend request. Looking forward to reading your Boystown Mysteries."

Nice to meet you Indigene.


Indie Reviews Marshall, thank you for accepting my friend request. Looking forward to reading your Boystown Mysteries.


Fangtasia Thanks for accepting the friend-vite, Marshall!


Marshall Thornton Melita wrote: "Thank u Marshall for ur friendship here ;-)

Happy writing and reading :-)"


Thanks... :)


back to top