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The Principal Cause of Death (Tom Mason and Scott Carpenter #4)

3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  77 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
The latest in the Lambda Literary Award-winning Tom and Scott series. When schoolteacher Tom Mason is accused of killing the high scool principal, Tom and his lover, Scott Carpenter, set out to catch the murderer and prove Tom's innocence.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 15th 1993 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 1992)
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Chris
Feb 06, 2012 Chris rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, gay, done, mystery, 2012
Good gay mystery in which Tom has an altercation with a student and accused of murder.
Tj
Oct 30, 2015 Tj rated it liked it
Being the Principal at Tom's high school is a little like teaching Defense Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts. Not a lot of job security or longevity in either position. In this the fourth book of the series, the principal is murdered and Tom is a suspect.

Zubro also makes the mysteries entertaining and, he tosses in enough twist and turns to keep the reader guessing. Tom is extremely angry at being a suspect and being questioned by the police. He has solved enough murders to know that someone who
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Julie
Dec 02, 2014 Julie rated it liked it
This was a basic murder mystery. Nothing earth shattering but an easy, 182 page read. I liked that it took place in Chicago and the south suburbs where I grew up. I may check to see if this authors previous books are at my local library.
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Nov 20, 2012 Cecil rated it really liked it
Tom is harassed by the high school bully. Typical Tom and Scott murder mystery.
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Author also writes as: Mark Zubro.

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 n
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Other Books in the Series

Tom Mason and Scott Carpenter (1 - 10 of 14 books)
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  • Why Isn't Becky Twitchell Dead? (Tom Mason & Scott Carpenter, #2)
  • The Only Good Priest (Tom Mason & Scott Carpenter, #3)
  • An Echo of Death (Tom Mason and Scott Carpenter, #5)
  • Rust on the Razor (Tom Mason & Scott Carpenter, #6)
  • Are You Nuts? (Tom Mason and Scott Carpenter, #7)
  • One Dead Drag Queen (Tom Mason & 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)

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