Why Isn't Becky Twitchell Dead?

A Mystery

Tom & Scott Mysteries (Volume 2)

Mark Richard Zubro

St. Martin's Griffin

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One would think teaching would be a quiet profession. But not in Chicago, thinks high school teacher Tom Mason when he hears that one of his students has been accused of killing his girlfriend. As a friend of the boy's family, Tom is asked to help clear him, and the more he probes, the more it seems that something sinister is going on in the usually quiet suburbs of Chicago. With the aid of his lover Scoot Carpenter, a professional baseball player, the two set out to discover what really happened that night.
 
Mark Richard Zubro's second mystery for Tom and Scott is just as stunning as the first. Why Isn't Becky Twitchell Dead is a delicious satirical page-turner.

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Why Isn't Becky Twitchell Dead?
1I hate grading spelling tests. Quizzes, essays, book reports, even twenty-page research papers I don't mind. Somewhere in the seventh circle of hell, the doomed English teachers slave away for eternity grading spelling tests. No fate could be worse.A cold Monday in late December and I wanted to go home. But I felt guilty because I'd delayed grading the damn things for over two weeks already. Under the pile of spelling tests lurked a stack of senior essays waiting to be graded.I sighed and grabbed another stack.

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"A Simple Suburban Murder deals with ugly Chicago scenes, but has sympathetic characters as well. Though you'll squirm at times, it's a gripping story." --Chicago Tribune

"Zubro deserves praise across the board. His characters are believable, the plotting is intricate and taut, the Chicagoland locations and personalities are very convincing. We look forward to future works by Mr. Zubro." --Gay Chicago Magazine

"Filled to overflowing with complicated themes and emotions, this novel by Mark Zubro is one of the braver mysteries I've read in years. I applaud Mr. Zubro's audacity, his ambition, and his talent. I think he deserves a medal." --Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger

"A real page-turner, the action never lets up. Writing an ingenious mix of the mysterious and the erotic, Zubro has a sharp command of local color and believable dialogue, and the parts fit like a bright lavender mosaic." --Lawrence Bommer, Windy City Times

"I didn't stop reading until well past dawn! Mark Zubro isn't just writing mystery here, but keen-eyed satire. Public school administrators, high school teachers, Chicago cops, gay bar owners, hustlers, and activitst-they all get done it, and the portrayals are wonderfully, deliciously wicked." --Darrell Yates Rist

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Mark Richard Zubro

Mark Richard Zubro is the author of numerous mysteries, including the Lambda Literary Award-winning A Simple Suburban Murder and, most recently, Here Comes the Corpse. He is a teacher and lives in Mokena, Illinois.

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Why Isn't Becky Twitchell Dead?
A Mystery
Mark Richard Zubro

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
June 1991
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ISBN: 9781466802827
ISBN10: 1466802820
189 pages
$7.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
June 1991
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ISBN: 9780312059965
ISBN10: 0312059965
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 189 pages
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