Book Review-The Gay Detective: Nick and Norm in Chicago-Kenneth D. Michaels | Miki's Hope

Book Review-The Gay Detective: Nick and Norm in Chicago-Kenneth D. Michaels

Monday, January 4, 2016


This is an extremely easy and fast read which actually delves into some pretty hard and psychological issues which can confront gay people even when society at large accepts them. Who can they really trust? As Nick, a gay detective with the Chicago Police department and a talk show host who interviews highly placed gay personalities--people he interviews start being murdered--including his partner of 15 years. Can he and his straight Police partner get to the bottom of this--can they find and stop this heinous killer? You will never believe who it was!


About the Book: (from Amazon)

The premier of Nick Scott’s TV talk show, The Gay Detective, appears to be a big hit until his first guest ends up murdered. Nick, also a gay detective with the Chicago Police Department, and his older, straight partner Detective Norm Malone hunt this heinous serial killer tagged The Reaper. This odd couple encounters both personal and professional conflict as this suspenseful noir thriller races to a surprise conclusion that leaves Nick and Norm battling for their lives.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)


Kenneth Michaels was born in Detroit. After graduate school, he cofounded San Francisco's renowned Encounter Theatre, which involved the audience in resolving personal relationship challenges. Encounter Theatre was funded by National Endowment for the Arts for over two decades. He has also written for stage and screen and performed his one man show, The Importance of Being Ernst. Recently, his screenplay, A Dog's Day, for the Palo Alto's Humane Society won the coveted Telly Award. He currently lives and works in Key West, where he wrote his debut novel, The Gay Detective.

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21 comments :

FirstTimeMom MN said...

I love a good mystery and this one sounds like a great on the beach read for vacation.

Michelle Feliciano said...

I have a new year resolution to read more this year. I love mysteries so I will add this one to my list.

Rebecca Swenor said...

This sounds like a great easy read and I so love murder mysteries. I have always wanted to be a detective ever since I was a little girl. Thanks for a great review.

Dogvills said...

This sounds like a good mystery book. I love fast and easy reads like this.

Sharon Martin said...

Love surprise endings and the different story line sounds like just the thing I need at the moment.

Lydia Filgueras said...

Sounds interesting. I love a good mystery. I haven't read too many books with a gay protagonist.

Scott said...

Interesting angle to take. I know there has been a history of homophobia in the Chicago PD, but hope those are long in the past.

Amanda McMahon said...

Ooh, a Michigan author! Great to see Michigan author's get blogger press!

Samantha said...

Well, that's quite a title, lol

Ickle Pickle said...

This sounds like an interesting book - I want to make some time in 2016 to read for me rather than my blog or children Kaz :)

Jamie Tomkins said...

Great review - not my style, but sounds like one that some people would enjoy.

Parenting Patch said...

The title of this book kind of cracks me up. I like that this book delves into some deeper issues as well as being a mystery.

Liz Mays said...

I think it's pretty cool that this is in a book actually. I'm dying to know who the killer was since you phrased your Guess who it was like you did!

Susan Mahlburg said...

I love that the title breaks the stereotype of the super-masculine male detective. I might have to add this to my airline list of 2016 travel.

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

Your reviews are great because I always learn about authors I wasn't familiar with. My Mom loves mysteries, this might be good for her.

Jamie Sanders said...

Sounds like a fun read- adding it to my list!

Melanie Burbage said...

This sounds like a great mystery, and may have a few good twists no one expects.

Crystal said...

I've been reading a lot of non-fiction, trying to inspire myself with the goals I've set for the new year. I could use something entertaining to break it up. This sounds perfect.

Nicole Escat said...

It looks interesting, this is my first time to seen this book.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I think it is great that even mystery books are introducing such diverse characters. It teaches readers a lot about tolerance.

mail4rosey said...

The theater that author cofounded sounds great. I'd love to visit. Thanks for the book intro!

 
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