Boy Toy

Boy Toy Mark Manning gave up a career as a prominent journalist at a major daily newspaper in Chicago to take over as the owner and publisher of the Dumont Daily Register the daily newspaper in a small Wisco

  • Title: Boy Toy
  • Author: Michael Craft
  • ISBN: 9780312287092
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mark Manning gave up a career as a prominent journalist at a major daily newspaper in Chicago to take over as the owner and publisher of the Dumont Daily Register, the daily newspaper in a small Wisconsin town Living there with his lover, architect Neil Waite, and his nephew and ward Thad Quatrain, Mark s life in Dumont is usually quiet.At the moment, the biggest news isMark Manning gave up a career as a prominent journalist at a major daily newspaper in Chicago to take over as the owner and publisher of the Dumont Daily Register, the daily newspaper in a small Wisconsin town Living there with his lover, architect Neil Waite, and his nephew and ward Thad Quatrain, Mark s life in Dumont is usually quiet.At the moment, the biggest news is the forthcoming production of a new play by the local community theater group Two local teenage boys are alternating in the lead role one is Jason Thrush, a gregarious and somewhat egotistical athlete, and the other is Thad Quatrain When Jason and Thad have a verbal clash during rehearsal, it is quickly forgotten by almost everyone involved But when Jason turns up dead on opening night leaving Thad to take over the lead role the local gossip turns against Thad Jason s death is soon proved to be murder and, even though he has not been charged, opinion about town has all but convicted Thad of the crime.Sure that Thad is innocent, Mark, with the help of his lover and friends, is determined to publicly clear Thad s name But that means finding out exactly what happened to Jason Thrush on that fatal day and Manning s investigation may place him and his loved ones in mortal danger.

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    1. Review of “Boy Toy”By Michael CraftFour stars“Boy Toy” is the third of what I think of as the “Dumont Novels,” and the fifth of seven in Michael Craft’s Mark Manning series of murder mysteries. Set in Dumont, Wisconsin, a fictitious small city that is nonetheless familiar to me from my one and only foray into that lovely, lake-filled state, “Boy Toy” moves the reader along in the development of three separate threads in Mark Manning’s life. There is his evolving relationship [...]

    2. I usually listen to audiobooks during my commute, so it is rare that I sit down and read a book. It is even rarer that I sit and read a book in day. Having worked in the theater that the theater in this book is based on, the book truly came to life (including Craft's description of the smell of the theater). The book does keep you going, as I thought I knew who the murderer was four times and I was wrong each time. I wanted to read this book because I knew the theater, now I need to read the oth [...]

    3. Another winI was sure early on who it was, being disappointed thinking he gave it away.Have to admit he fooled me right up to last chapter. Played out as I expected but their was a twist and I never even considered the real answer.He seems to have a good understanding of motives and he does well with complex subjects.Only one part was a bit drawn out, but otherwise very well done

    4. A another good book in this really enjoyable series. I can't find any other than nit picky faults with this one and I'm ready for the next in the series. With a great bunch of characters a well depicted location, pretty good writing and a plot with twists that fit with enough clues provided to make then logical and almost believable this becomes a very good mystery story.

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