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The Only Good Priest

(Tom Mason and Scott Carpenter #3)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  107 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Father Sebastian, the only good priest everybody knows, is dead. Pastor of a parish outside Chicago, Father Sebastian was also involved in the gay community through his work with Faith, the gay Catholic organization the diocese is trying to drive out of the church.

High school teacher Tom mason, who has gained some local notoriety from his involvement in a couple of murder
Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 15th 1992 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 1991)
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Jan 29, 2012 rated it liked it
Good gay mystery about Tom and Scott getting involved in the investigation of the suspicious death of a priest who ministered to the gay community. This one was kind of all over the place...
Don Bradshaw
Jul 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
Anything Mark Zubro writes is a good beach book/
Eric L Aust
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoy the early stories this being one

First two centered around school and less sophisticated, don't get me wrong they had twists just like this one. Maybe it was the suspects that were more engaging.
Although I didn't care much for the terrorist aspect, they seemed to have little redeeming qualities .
He tried but they seemed two generic.
The ending. As always was a surprise.
Oct 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Tom and Scott are once again on the hunt for a murderer and this one has everything but the kitchen sink tossed in.

Scott came out to his family in the last book. He parent are due to arrive from Alabama in few days to meet Tom.
Tom's teachers' union is on strike and, and he has to walk the picket line.
An HIV positive priest who held weekly services for the LGBT community dies. Tom & Scott investigate.
The church and the police both insist it wasn't a murder, cover up the crime and threatened T
Jun 05, 2016 rated it liked it
This third book of the series was just OK - definitely not as good as the first two. Too much running around and difficult to keep track of. The best bit was the introduction of Scott's family who had up till now rejected him for his being gay but apparently seem to have come to a reluctant acceptance - maybe we will see more of this relationship in subsequent books.
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I really enjoyed this book.
Jan 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: gay-mystery
There was a lot of running around and characters but it wasn't as enjoyable as the other two books.
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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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