The Shameless Sodomite

A Nick Williams Mystery #21

Tuesday, June 28, 1960

Nick and Carter are about to witness history! It's an exciting time in Léopoldville, capital of the Belgian Congo and their temporary home on the south side of the Congo River.

After living in Africa for nearly two years, they will be on the ground when the colony becomes an independent nation able to govern itself following a tragic history.

They've been busy, of course. Nick owns a hotel and a clinic while Carter has opened two gyms on both sides of the river—one in Léopoldville and one in Brazzaville in the French colony on the far shore.

As they begin to wrap up their lives in Africa and prepare for their next big move, something terrifying and disturbing happens that suddenly accelerates their plan. Before they have time to do much more than pack a few clothes, they're unceremoniously sent down to the docks to wait for the ferry that will take them across the river and back into the safety of the French Congo.

Where they go next leads them smack into the biggest challenge the two men have had to face in the 13 years since they first met across a crowded room.

About The Series: A Nick Williams Mystery

May 11, 1953

The richest homosexual in San Francisco is a private investigator.

Nick Williams lives in a modest bungalow with his fireman husband, a sweet fellow from Georgia by the name of Carter Jones.

Nick's gem of a secretary, Marnie Wilson, is worried that Nick isn't working enough. She knits a lot.

Jeffrey Klein, Esquire, is Nick's friend and lawyer. He represents the guys and gals who get caught in police raids in the Tenderloin.

Lt. Mike Robertson is Nick's first love and best friend. He's a good guy who's one hell of a cop.

The Unexpected Heiress is where their stories begin. Read along and fall in love with the City where cable cars climb halfway to the stars.

Long before the Summer of Love, pride parades down Market Street, and the fight for marriage equality, San Francisco was all about the Red Scare, F.B.I. investigations, yellow journalism run amok, and the ladies who play mahjong over tea.