Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts




English (MA)

First Advisor/Chairperson

Jennifer A. Howard


Former Boy Detective is a novella or novel written in flash—each chapter written in approximately 1,000 words. The novel follows its titular character as he leaves the life of sleuthing behind and attends college in search of a new identity. As he adjusts to new life on campus, making friends, entering a relationship, a student goes missing. Campus life is disrupted. Former Boy Detective must now consider whether he’ll continue the life he’s begun to make for himself, or return to the world of mystery and intrigue. This novella or novel in flash was written as my thesis for a Master in Fine Arts.

Access Type

NMU Users Only

Justification for Restricting Access

As my thesis is a novel/novella, I will be pursuing commercial publication. Having it accessible, even in a limited form, could make both looking for a literary agent and submitting my work to publishers more difficult. Thank you for you time and consideration. -T Guzman

Available for download on Tuesday, July 08, 2025