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

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  69 ratings  ·  5 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)
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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
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.
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.
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A baseball player publicly announces his homosexuality, provoking the ire of his hometown in Georgia and an altercation with the sheriff. When the sheriff is murdered, suspicion falls on the player and his boyfriend, and the two must find the murderer.

It's nice to read a "run-of-the-mill" murder mystery where the main characters (and some of the supporting ones, too) are gay.

If you enjoy really "light" reading -- and murder mysteries -- (like a book you'd t
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.
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