Dead Egotistical Morons: A Paul Turner Mystery

Dead Egotistical Morons: A Paul Turner Mystery

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by Mark Richard Zubro
     
 

Boys4U is the world's most popular singing group - at least among teenaged girls - and they have closed out their sold-out world tour with a series of shows in Chicago's brand new arena. The premier group of the inexplicably popular "boy band" trend, they've just finished their very last concert of the tour. While hundreds of tour members, well-wishers, label

Overview

Boys4U is the world's most popular singing group - at least among teenaged girls - and they have closed out their sold-out world tour with a series of shows in Chicago's brand new arena. The premier group of the inexplicably popular "boy band" trend, they've just finished their very last concert of the tour. While hundreds of tour members, well-wishers, label executives, and various hangers on wait to celebrate another wildly successful tour, the lead singer is found murdered - shot in the back of the head at close range - in the shower of the backstage dressing area.

To make matters more distressing, the crime itself was almost impossible - there was tight security on the shower area at all times, the only other people back there were the other members of the band, and none of the dozens of people in the next room report having heard a shot. While the international press is engaged in an unprecedented feeding frenzy over the sensationalistic murder, Chicago Police Detectives Paul Turner and his partner Buck Fenwick have pulled the unenviable task of investigating the murder. But even the initial appearances are deceiving and as they dig deeper into the case, they uncover more disturbing truths beneath the wholesome façade of Boys4U. Now they have untangle an increasingly complex web if they are to stop a determined killer before more victims are claimed.

Dead Egotistical Morons is Mark Richard Zubro's wildest mystery yet, and it will have you guessing until the very end ...

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A pop band is rocked when the Boys4U national tour ends in Chicago with a real bang. In the new amphitheater's shower room, homicide detectives Paul Turner (gay) and Buck Fenwick (hetero) find teen idol and band member Roger Stendar apparently executed with a bullet to the brain. But whoever did it obviously wanted to do more: The band's bottled water supply has been tampered with, special effects flying rigs have been cut, and the performance stage has been shot up. Did band members Jason Devane, Danny Galyak, Ivan Pappas, and Dexter Clendenen have it in for each other? Or is someone else to blame? The president of Riveting Records, Jonathan Franklin Zawicki, who catapulted the boys to fame, insists they all got along fine, and Jordan Pastern, head of the band's personal security detail, agrees. But young Dexter, in the midst of a major emotional breakdown and terrified enough to appear on Paul's doorstep desperate for help, hints at dark secrets. Meanwhile, obnoxious Hot Trends music critic Randall Blundlefitz imagines the glory he'll win by solving the mystery-a fine idea, he thinks, until he too is killed. Slogging, steady police work, mostly by Paul, reveals not only sordid sexual demands made on the boys but betrayal by someone they most trusted. Paul (Sex and Murder.Com, 2001, etc.) is once again so noble and knowing that he could audition for the title role in Father Knows Best.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466802872
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
08/02/2003
Series:
Paul Turner Mysteries , #7
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
653,071
File size:
293 KB

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Mark Richard Zubro is the author of numerous mysteries, including the Lambda Literary Award-winning A Simple Suburban Murder and, most recently, Here Comes the Corpse. He is a teacher and lives in Mokena, Illinois.


Mark Richard Zubro is the Lambda Literary Award winning author of two gay mystery series - the Tom&Scott series featuring high school teacher Tom Mason and his lover professional baseball player Scott Carpenter, and the Paul Turner series, featuring gay Chicago Police Detective Paul Turner. He is a high-school teacher, and president of the teacher's union, in the Chicago suburb of Mokena, Illinois.

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