The Sordid Socialite

A Nick Williams Mystery #36

Monday, January 11, 1971

It's 1971 and Nick is even more of a celebrity these days than ever.

He's now famous and no longer infamous. 1953 is a long, long time ago, after all.

Because of his increasing celebrity, he and Carter are getting invited to a lot of parties thrown by people who, not that long ago, wouldn't have given either man the time of day.

While at one of these parties at a famous old Victorian house, Nick makes an unexpected discovery involving a spinning wheel and a girl who looks vaguely familiar to him.

One thing leads to another and Nick finds himself back at the old Victorian, trying to find that vaguely familiar girl because he's discovered who she really is.

And that was an unexpected surprise, to say the least.

Hopefully, he and Carter will be able to find her before someone gets killed.

But will they?

Read The Sordid Socialite and find out!

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This is the first book in a trilogy followed by The Useful Uncle and ending with The Seductive Sellout.

It's 1971, the world is changing fast, and the upper crust of San Francisco (not to mention New York and elsewhere) still isn't quite sure what to make of things. So, they're pushing their way into the world of the radicals and, as a result, are inventing the radical chic. This three-book story is about what that might have looked like in the Nick & Carter Universe. Our two heroes, after all, were radical long before it was chic!


B/E:36/173


Previous book in series: #35 The Rowdy Renegade
Next book in series: #37 The Useful Uncle

About The Series: A Nick Williams Mystery

In 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.