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The Principal Cause of Death

Tom & Scott Mysteries Tom & Scott Mysteries

Mark Richard Zubro

St. Martin's Griffin

The Principal Cause of Death is the next entry in Mark Richard Zubro's Tom and Scott series. When gay high School teacher Tom Mason is accused of murdering the school principal, Tom and his partner, Scott Carpenter, need to catch the real murderer and clear Tom's name. Kirkus Reviews raves, "The school politics are dead-on" in this fourth installment in Zubro’s Lamda Literary Award-winning series. 

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The Principal Cause of Death
1Outside my classroom windows, red and gold autumn leaves danced and swayed against the backdrop of magically clear blue skies. Even the aged panes, unwashed by countless janitors, couldn't keep out the glory of the afternoon. Water seeped around the warped and sagging sashes whenever it rained. After each blast of a storm, I expected to find glass strewn across the floor, but over the years they'd held. The day outside sparkled through them.Fifth period, lunch just over, the quiet murmurs of education drifted through the hallways of Grover Cleveland High School
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"The plot moves at a fast enough pace to satisfy even the most impatient murder-mystery fan. A delightful book that'll bring readers back, wanting other Zubro sleuthers."--Booklist

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

"Zubro is certainly one of the best, perhaps comparable only to Joseph Hansen in his appeal."--The Purloined Letter

"Chicago itself comes alive...Zubro takes the mystery genre farther than you might expect."--Lambda Rising Book Report

"Zubro's blend of personal and political concerns makes this story compelling and even urgent."--Publishers Weekly, on Sorry Now?
"The plot moves at a fast enough pace to satisfy even the most impatient murder-mystery fan. A delightful book that'll bring readers back, wanting other Zubro sleuthers."--Booklist

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

"Zubro is certainly one of the best, perhaps comparable only to Joseph Hansen in his appeal."--The Purloined Letter

"Chicago itself comes alive...Zubro takes the mystery genre farther than you might expect."--Lambda Rising Book Report

"Zubro's blend of personal and political concerns makes this story compelling and even urgent."--Publishers Weekly, on Sorry Now?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Mark Richard Zubro

  • Mark Richard Zubro, winner of the Lambda Literary Award, is the author of numerous mystery novels in his two series. An English teacher and union president, he lives in Mokena, Illinois.
  • Mark Richard Zubro
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    The Principal Cause of Death

    Tom & Scott Mysteries

    Mark Richard Zubro

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