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Are You Nuts?

(Tom Mason and Scott Carpenter #7)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  87 ratings  ·  6 reviews
After a difficult summer, the last thing that gay high school teacher Tom Mason needs in the new school year is turmoil. But a conservative parents' group, "worried" about gay teachers corrupting the students, is attempting to take over the local PTA. And it soon gets worse--one of the ringleaders of the parents' group is murdered in the high school after a very contentiou ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 12th 1999 by Stonewall Inn Mysteries (first published July 1st 1998)
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Jan 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
I know I should be reading these books for the mysteries involved, but to be honest, I read them because the character developement. I've been loving the relationship between Tom and Scott, and find them so relatable. On to the next book!
Feb 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Good gay mystery in which a conservative running for union rep is found bludgeoned in the school library and one of Tom's friends is the top suspect.
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
This is a mere sketch of a story: thin in sense of place and character, with a plot that's hard to care about. The gay politics and relationship are paraded somewhat heavy handedly, and there are really inexcusable excursions into body and fashion shaming. The 'investigation' is carried out in a manner that is hard to credit: why half the people even talk to the POV character is not explained and completely unconvincing. The underlying current seems to be that we gay people are just super hawt, ...more
Eric L Aust
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good read

The title is repeated a bit much in book otherwise one of his better books.
The politics aspects reminds one of just how bad the 90s was with the religious rights fight on gays. It was a hard time and I wonder just how much of the backlash on the left today is from the actions taking then.
Jan 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gay-mystery
Liked the book, however this series is getting a little tedious. Too many things happen to Tom, it's just not humanly possible. However, I love Scott and Tom they are a great couple together and I enjoy all the information about Chicago.
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Dec 23, 2011 rated it liked it
Not his best work.
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Author also writes as: Mark Zubro.

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