Other Books in Series
This is book number 4 in the Henry Rios Mysteries series.
- #1: Lay Your Sleeping Head (Henry Rios Mystery #1) (Paperback): $20.00
- #2: Carved in Bone: A Henry Rios Novel (Henry Rios Mysteries #2) (MP3 CD): $24.99
- #3: Howtown: A Henry Rios Novel (Henry Rios Mystery #3) (Paperback): $19.95
- #5: Death of Friends: A Henry Rios Novel (Henry Rios Mystery #5) (Paperback): $19.95
- #6: The Death of Friends: A Henry Rios Novel (Henry Rios Mysteries #6) (MP3 CD): $24.99
- #7: The Burning Plain: A Henry Rios Novel (Henry Rios Mysteries #7) (MP3 CD): $29.99
- #8: Carved in Bone: A Henry Rios Novel (Henry Rios Mystery #8) (Paperback): $19.95
Winner of six Lambda Literary awards, the Henry Rios mystery series is iconic and Michael Nava has been hailed by the New York Times as "one of our best" crime writers. Upon its original publication, the Los Angeles Times said of Howtown and its author: "Nava's mysteries are faithful to the conventions of the genre, but they are set apart by their insight, compassion, and sense of social justice.... Howtown is Nava's bravest and most ambitious novel to date."
This 2019 edition from Persigo Press has been revised and an author's note added.
Howtown finds Rios back in his hometown of Los Robles, California, defending Paul Windsor, a boyhood acquaintance accusing of murdering a pedophile. Windsor is himself a pedophile, and the police believe the murder was the result of an extortion scheme gone wrong. It's up to Rios to prove otherwise, if he can. To do that, he has to confront the ghosts of his past that still linger in the sleepy river town. Simultaneously, the novel explores Rios' relationship with his HIV-positive lover, Josh Mandel.
This is a revised edition with an author's endnote