Political Poison: A Paul Turner Mystery

Political Poison: A Paul Turner Mystery

by Mark Richard Zubro
     
 

Paul Turner is not your typical middle-aged cop. A widower, he lives with his two teenaged sons, and he is gay. He is also trusted by the brass to handle sensitive cases, so when a Chicago alderman is found murdered, Turner is assigned to the case. The dead alderman was not only a professor at the University of Chicago, but also a leading liberal gadfly with the

Overview

Paul Turner is not your typical middle-aged cop. A widower, he lives with his two teenaged sons, and he is gay. He is also trusted by the brass to handle sensitive cases, so when a Chicago alderman is found murdered, Turner is assigned to the case. The dead alderman was not only a professor at the University of Chicago, but also a leading liberal gadfly with the media's ear. As Turner investigates, he discovers that jealous professors and old-guard politicians have guilty secrets to protect, not the least of which are the real reasons why some people in Chicago hated the alderman--information that they will stop at nothing to keep secret.

In Political Poison, Mark Richard Zubro has penned another thrilling mystery for Paul Turner.

Editorial Reviews

Charles Harmon
The intrigue of Chicago politics, a top-notch detective who's also a wonderfully warm and caring single father, and the murder of a popular alderman (who's also a University of Chicago professor) make for a mystery that's perfect for summer beach reading. Detective Paul Turner is openly gay and works with no hassle on the Chicago police force. In fact, he and "Buck," his partner, use some of Paul's gay friends as sources to solve crimes. The novel is also distinguished in its secondary characters, especially the one of Turner's two sons who has spina bifida and his next-door neighbor, an elderly Italian widow who's earned several graduate degrees and who helps solve cases through people she knows in the Mob. A first-rate little mystery that's well written to boot.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466802803
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
04/15/1994
Series:
Paul Turner Mysteries , #2
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
265,311
File size:
196 KB

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Meet the Author

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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