"Nerds Who Kill" pits Chicago police detective Paul Turner against a serial killer at a local science fiction convention -- which he is attending with his two teenage sons and an eccentric neighbor.The investigation itself makes for a detailed police procedural. What I liked best about this book is how it described the family dynamics between Turner, who is gay, his partner Ben, their family and friends. Why? Because the book portrays them as regular people instead of cookie-cutter stereotypes. Turner's conflicts with his sons and partner are believable.Those looking for a piece of GLBT fiction that puts the characters in a positive light should definitely check this out.