- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (Nov. 3 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 197793868X
- ISBN-13: 978-1977938688
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.4 x 20.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 494 g
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Amazon.com: 10 reviews
John Johnson Jr.
Another excellent entry in the series...
October 9, 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
One person found this helpful.
The latest Nick & Carter adventure will surprise longtime fans of the series in many ways. The murder takes a backseat to the multiple stories Mr. Butterfield unfurls. Carter’s mother is getting married, Marnie feels something is missing in her life, and Consolidated is facing internal (and external) crises. Ultimately love conquers most, as the disparate plots dovetail and Nick realizes he must let go of the pain in order to unite the denizens of The Lipstick.
Yafa Crane Luria
Multi-layered and meaty
October 13, 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
One person found this helpful.
I've read all the Nick Williams mysteries and this one has multiple layers that make the book really meaty. Lots of twists and turns and all heart, as usual.
One of the Best Series
December 18, 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
I love this series. I hope it never ends.
Todd V. Leone
Great entry in a fun series of mystery novels
October 10, 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
4 people found this helpful.
I've read all 15 novels in this series to date, including "The Childish Churl". They're fun. When I was nine years old, there was one "Nancy Drew" novel in our classroom library and I read it, despite an admonishment from several boys in my class that Nancy Drew novels were for girls and that boys were supposed to read the Hardy Boys. I loved that Nancy Drew novel and soon read my first Hardy Boys novel. I ended up reading a ton of both series for a few years until I found I was too old for them. Then I started reading Perry Mason novels as well as anything by Agatha Christie. So what's fun about the "Nick Williams" series is that it is, for me, like the Hardy Boys novels for grownups, especially for gay men like me and any other adult who is gay friendly. They're just nicely entertaining, and the period pleases men, starting out in the early 1950's and moving forward from there. I'm 65 now, so I remember the 1950's and 60's, and I also remember what it was like to come out in the early 1970's when there was still plenty of homophobia around. These novels deal heavily with gay characters in a homophobic world. So what about this latest series entry, "The Childish Churl". Well, it is a series entry, and since the novels take place in chronological order, I'd recommend starting with the first one and coming forward from there. I won't go into the plot other than to say it was as fun to read as the previous ones. I live in San Francisco and it's also fun to get the flavor of the City as it existed then, I can tell you that Frank W. Butterfield as the author does his best to make things real as to how the City was way back when, though, of course, some of it is fictionalized as it needs to be since all the major characters are fictional. You will find some real people involved in the stories, mostly in a minor way. For example, newspaper columnist Herb Caen plays a part and he was real. The novels center around two gay men, Nick Williams, who inherited a lot of money, and his partner in life, Carter Jones. Jones is an ex-fireman and a bodybuilder, very tall and handsome, and Nick adores him. They were outed and every knows they're gay -- and all their business associates are, too, because they started a successful detective agency that employs, mostly, gay men and lesbian women, and people see them in the newspaper a lot. They're hated by many for being gay, but not by everyone. They don't just hang around in San Francisco -- they go places, too, as you'll find out if you read this series. All I'm going to tell you is that if you've read the previous 14 novels in the series and you liked those (as I did), you'll like this one, too. This one is longer than the previous ones, but fun and engaging. Nick and Carter are "hardly boys", they're grown men, they're gay, and they're effectively married to each other if not legally, in a time when homosexual acts, even in private between consenting adults, were felonies. So you can read this book if you haven't read the others, but I'd recommend starting at book one ("The Unexpected Heiress") and continuing to read them in the order written, because things you'll read about in the later books sometimes depend on the earlier books. I do believe if you're gay, lesbian or gay friendly, you'll love these books. (If you're homophobic, read something else.)
He Did It Again!
October 22, 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
3 people found this helpful.
Wow, what a ride! Many times after this many books, the characters get old and the plots get stale. No way with Nick and Carter! Frank Butterfield keeps the characters growing, relationships become more complex, and the mysteries more thrilling. There's so much heart in these books, I want to go back to 1955 to San Fran ( that's San Francisco boy!) and visit the guys. Only visit though, Frank gives a pretty realistic picture of what LGBT lives and the ignorance they were up against. Come to think of it, we need Nick And Carter and all the team right now!