A Simple Suburban Murder
Tom Mason, remedial English teacher at Grover Cleveland High School in Chicago, walked into his classroom and found the dead body of a math teacher, Jim Evans, sitting at a desk in the back. Tom didn't know Jim well, but he had his son, Phil, in his class one year and found himself sucked in to the whole mess to try and clear Phil's name. Tom quickly discovered that Jim Evans had a lot of secrets worth killing for - and a lot of people who would be happy... Are You Nuts?
Tom Mason, high school teacher, is preparing for the new term and for a new round of school politics. He is the union's building rep. An election for union president is impending, and both Jerome Blenkinsop and Seth O'Brien are seeking Tom's support.
Belutha Muffin of the religious right is applying for election at the PTA meeting. Questions are likely to be raised since Tom and his lover Scott, a famous baseball player, have spent the summer being i... Dead Egotistical Morons
St. Martins, August 2003, 23.95, 288 pp.
The rock concert at the All-Chicago Sports Arena in Chicago is over and the world's most popular boy's band, Boys 4U, is celebrating the end of a six-month tour. The joyous occasion comes to a screeching halt when the body of the unofficial leader of the group Roger Stendar is found dead, a bullet in the back of his head. The autopsy shows that he had anal sex right before he died but the... Drop Dead
Fashion industry titan Cullom Furyk is gorgeous and kind. So when he crashes to the street from the top of an extravagant Chicago hotel, detectives Paul Turner and Buck Fenwick question if this was an accident, and they even have a witness who saw Cullom pushed off. As they begin to investigate the suspects connected to this tragic death, they find that Cullom charmed many men is his day; they find he had male lovers all over the world.
So with more i...
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St. Martin's, August 2004, 23.95, 256 pp.
Although he likes being a high school teacher and interacting with the students as a gay man Tom Mason feels the need to work with gay teens, who need an adult's help to guide them through their various trials and crises. He volunteers at the Oscar Wilde Gay Youth services advising the teens who are suicidal, afraid to come out, and how to deal with their parents. There's a lot of backbi... Here Comes the Corpse
St. Martin's, July 2002, 23.95, 304 pp.
It's the social event of the year as famous professional baseball pitcher Scott Carpenter marries his long time lover, high school teacher Tom Mason. The social, financial and political hotshots are in attendance at this glorious extravaganza. The ceremony goes off without a hitch but the reception comes to an abrupt halt when Tom finds the murdered body of his ex-lover in the bathroom.
... Why Isn't Becky Twitchell Dead?
Tom Mason is a teacher at Grover Cleveland High School. He teaches remedial English and has gotten to know most, if not all, of the slower students in the area. One of the families which he has constantly been trying to help, both inside and outside of the classroom, was the Trasks. Tom had helped Eric Trask avoid a drug charge and get his life back together, a feat for which Mrs. Trask was eternally grateful. Mrs. Trask never forgot Tom's involvement an...