Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Rust On The Razor: A Tom And Scott Mystery” as Want to Read:
Rust On The Razor: A Tom And Scott Mystery
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Rust On The Razor: A Tom And Scott Mystery (Tom Mason and Scott Carpenter #6)

3.77  ·  Rating Details  ·  73 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Scott Carpenter, Chicago baseball player, and his lover, Tom Mason rush to rural Georgia to be by the side of Scott's father, who has just been stricken by a heart attack. Once there, they discover that the locals are none too pleased to have them around. To make matters worse, the local sheriff turns up dead, in the back of their rental car, and the local officials can't ...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published June 15th 1997 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published July 1996)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Rust On The Razor, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Rust On The Razor

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 135)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Shane Bunn
The following is a review I wrote in 2001:
Tom and his lover, Scott, return to the South when Scott's father has serious heart problems. Scott, who is a pro ball player, has just come out professionally, and the couple is still reeling from the repercussions. Needless to say, the trip South doesn't make it any easier. After just a short time, Tom finds the local sheriff dead in the back of his car. And he's the main suspect, for the most part because he's gay.
The first half of the book was quite
May 02, 2013 A rated it really liked it
Tom and Scott head to Scott's hometown to see his sick father. The South is not welcoming to their relationship. While there someone is killed and Tom is suspected. Tom works to clear his name all the while fighting bigots, a lunatic, and hatred from some of Scott's family. This author captures the bigotry and Southern mannerisms to a tee. I like this story can't wait to read the next story in the series.
Feb 18, 2012 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. Good gay mystery in which Tom and Scott go to rural Georgia after Scott's dad has a heart attack. They are not at all prepared for the bigotry and hatred they encounter.
Oct 09, 2015 Susan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Disliked intensely. Stereotypes of racist, homophobic, Neanderthal southerners don't set well with me. I may be a Yankee, but my Mama is from the South, and I found much of this offensive (although I found their attitude toward Tom and Scott offensive also).
Jan 11, 2016 Arlene rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay-mystery
An exciting story. A view of Scott's family we didn't see before.
May 31, 2013 Cecil rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I always new I didn't want to visit rural Georgia. This was an entertaining book, and as with all of his books, I certainly didn't know who committed the crime until the end.
Nagisa Furukawa
Nagisa Furukawa marked it as to-read
Mar 28, 2016
Sephony marked it as to-read
Mar 10, 2016
Julie Austin Edwards
Julie Austin Edwards marked it as to-read
Mar 03, 2016
Clarktroll rated it really liked it
Feb 18, 2016
Jack added it
Feb 08, 2016
David7466 rated it really liked it
Jan 25, 2016
Fritzer rated it really liked it
Jan 25, 2016
Lee marked it as to-read
Jan 10, 2016
Ange rated it liked it
Dec 28, 2015
Pastel is currently reading it
Dec 29, 2015
Beiza added it
Nov 19, 2015
Coty marked it as to-read
Nov 07, 2015
Beiza added it
Oct 27, 2015
Ociany marked it as to-read
Sep 07, 2015
Jonquil rated it really liked it
Jul 21, 2015
Lamar54 rated it really liked it
Jun 30, 2015
Starliner00 rated it really liked it
Jun 13, 2015
Krystal Caring
Krystal Caring rated it it was amazing
Jun 08, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Mark Richard Zubro is an American mystery novelist. He lives in Mokena, Illinois and taught 8th grade English at Summit Hill Jr. High in nearby Frankfort Square, Illinois.

Zubro writes bestselling mysteries set in Chicago and the surrounding Cook County area, which are widely praised as fast-paced, with interesting plots and well-rounded, likeable characters. His novels feature gay themes, and Zubr
More about Mark Richard Zubro...

Other Books in the Series

Tom Mason and Scott Carpenter (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • A Simple Suburban Murder (Tom Mason and Scott Carpenter, #1)
  • Why Isn't Becky Twitchell Dead? (Tom Mason and Scott Carpenter, #2)
  • The Only Good Priest (Tom Mason and Scott Carpenter, #3)
  • The Principal Cause of Death (Tom Mason and Scott Carpenter, #4)
  • An Echo of Death (Tom Mason and Scott Carpenter, #5)
  • Are You Nuts? (Tom Mason and Scott Carpenter, #7)
  • One Dead Drag Queen (Tom Mason and Scott Carpenter, #8)
  • Here Comes the Corpse (Tom Mason and Scott Carpenter, #9)
  • File Under Dead (Tom Mason and Scott Carpenter, #10)
  • Everyone's Dead But Us (Tom Mason and Scott Carpenter, #11)

Share This Book