Pawn of Satan - now on sale www.mlrpress.com www.amazon.com as paperback and ebook
I've always enjoyed the books by novelist Mark Zubro. He sets them in my home town of Chicago and the references he makes are easily recognized. I also enjoy reading novels that have a gay tilt to them. The relationship between the main character and his partner/husband is well written and a nice addition to the main mystery. It's an easy & enjoyable read. Five star review amazon.com
I really love this author! Enjoyed getting to the know the characters better in this book. The plot was exciting. Brian and Jeff continue to be cool kids-a compliment to the Dads. For those of you who have read some of the Turner series but not this one, there's a twist concerning Brian that will catch you by surprise! I really loved learning more about Mrs Talucci. The lady is just so much fun. Yes her family was a little over the top but who cares. The story of murders in a summer tourist area and the variety of locals made the reading interesting. TAKE A CHANCE on this book it's well worth your time. I read all of Mark Zubro's books via kindle. Five star review amazon.com
This is a terrific police procedural that is humanized by Mark Richard Zubro's making a strong argument on what constitutes a loving family. The cleverly crafted who-done-it hooks the audience as the two detectives make inquires at the gala. However, it is the personal side of Paul that grips the tale as he is openly gay yet is a nurturing father and a solid cop who shows how inane "Don't tell" is and how ridiculous using sexual preference as a values barometer truly is. NERDS WHO KILL is a fabulous murder mystery in a fine series that reminds the audience that individual behavior and respect are what counts not sexual preference. Five star review amazon.com
DEAD EGOTISTICAL MORONS shows readers a glimpse of the sickening side of what goes on behind the scenes in the music industry. Mark Richard Zubro has written an exciting police procedural where the homicides are solved by tried and true investigating techniques. The members of the band engage the reader's sympathy because they act like mixed up scared kids who need adult supervision. The protagonist doesn't want to play daddy but at least two of the members of the band want to cast him in that role. The lead detective defines grace under pressure as he is bombarded from all sides to solve the case quickly. Five star review amazon.com
Booklist on Sex and Murder.com - "Combining murder and microchips...rapid-fire patter zings across the pages in this latest Turner mystery, which showcases Zubro at the top of hsi form. Sure to please present fans and win new ones."
Booklist on Drop Dead - "Zubro offers plenty to snicker at in the world of high fashion and plenty of zingy one-liners from his wisecracking crime fighters as they career from one fashion event to the next in pursuit of the murderer. A quick, neat read featuring fast-breaking developments, cinematic pacing, and a TV movie feel."
Booklist on The Truth Can Get You Killed - "The nonstop action and complex plot makes this the year's best gay mystery."
Buffalo News on The Truth Can Get You Killed - "Pace and flawless structure continue to be the signatures of this author's cagey works."
Lavender Lifestyles on Another Dead Teenager - "Besides creating captivating police work and strong storytelling elements, Zubro possesses an ability to write about details like few authors I've encountered. Another Dead Teenager is a fine way to spend a night inside with a book book."
The Purloined Letter on Sorry Now? - "Zubro is certainly one of the best, perhaps comparable only to Joseph Hansen in his appeal."
Publisher's Weekly on Sorry Now? - Hostilities between the gay and straight communities as well as the former group's internal differences are the predominant themes in the fast-moving Chicago-based police procedural. Zubro's blend of personal and political concersn makes this story compelling and even urgent."
PAUL TURNER books - all available as ebooks and in paperback
Amid concerns about his sons, detective Paul Turner's new case involves a dead Catholic bishop in Chicago. The intrigue and scandal swirling around the bishop while he was alive are nothing compared to the danger and deception that follow his murder. Paul Turner has to balance his familial devotion with the expectations and presssures surrounding the murder of the prominent cleric. Local politicians and priests compete as they add risk and menace to an already difficult case. A smart, tough detective and a good, loving dad, Turner plunges into the slew of crises that confront him.
Book eleven in the Paul Turner series.
Paul Turner, gay Chicago detective and father of two sons, gets caught in a tangle of intrigue and corruption. A brutal Chicago cop is found murdered at a gay leather festival. Turner, plus his police department partner, Buck Fenwick are assigned the case. Through a rising tide of danger, they need to find the truth among police corruption and cover ups. Some top cops and A-list leather queens are among those whose lies and fears drive the web of desperation and deceit that Turner and his partner must unravel.
Book Ten in the Paul Turner series.
Chicago police Detective Paul Turner is headed to the Canadian Great North Woods for a couple of weeks with family and friends -- his two teenaged sons, his lover Ben, neighborhood pals, and his long-term police partner, Detective Buck Fenwick, along with his wife. Turner and company find themselves the object of a series of attacks, break-ins, and sabotage of their equipment. Unable to get the attention of the local police, the events continue to escalate, culminating in the local bully’s dead body being found floating in the water near the dock of their houseboat. Things are turn out to be one of the deadliest vacations ever.
Book nine in the Paul Turner series.
There's a Science Fiction convention in Chicago this weekend and his sons are both attending. Paul Turner, like any good father, is going with them. One of the convention's guests - one of the field's most successful fantasy writers - is found murdered, by a broadsword found rammed through the chest. There are hundreds of attendees carrying similar ones as part of their costumes. Including his own son. The dead bodies amidst the revelers start to pile up - and Turner must sort through a confusing array of suspects in short order if he's to find the killer in time.
Book eight in the Paul Turner series.
Boys4U is the world's most popular singing group, and they have closed out their sold-out world tour with a series of shows in Chicago's brand new arena. After the concert the lead singer is found murdered in the shower of the backstage dressing area. Chicago Police Detectives Paul Turner and his partner Buck Fenwick investigate the murder. 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.
Book seven in the Paul Turner series.
Mark Richard Zubro's wisecracking detectives are back and better than ever in Sex and Murder.com.
Book six in the Paul Turner series
When male supermodel Cullom Furyk plummets to his death from the top of a major downtown hotel, gay Chicago Police Detective Paul Turner and his partner, Detective Buck Fenwick, are called to find out what actually happened. One witness claims that Furyk was pushed to his death, and someone involved in Furyk's tumultuous personal or professional life may have played a role in the mysterious incident. Will Turner and Fenwick be able to determine the killer before someone gets away with murder?
Book five in the Paul Turner series.
The last thing that Chicago Police Detective Paul Turner wants to do on New Year's Day is investigate a murder. But when the body is that of a conservative, homophobic judge and it is found outside a popular gay nightclub, the task takes on a new urgency for him. Now Turner must unravel the threads connecting the unlikely victim to his unsuspected murder scene-and look for answers in the most unusual places.
Book four in the Paul Turner series.
When two suburban high-school students are found murdered--both boys who were well respected and liked, with solid family lives and no apparent enemies--Detected Paul Turner is assigned the case. However as a gay father with two teenage sons and a new lover in his life, Paul Turner has trouble bringing his full attention to bear on the case. But as details slowly emergy, he begins to suspect that he is investigating something more deadly and horrifying than a pair of senseless killings, something that could threaten the lives of the people he holds most dear.
Book three in the Paul Turner series.
Did someone in Chicago hate acity alderman enough to kill him? Chicago police detective Paul Turner is assigned the case and discovers that jealous professors and old-guard politicians have guilty secrets to protect. And Turner is not your ordinary cop. He's a widower who happens to be gay and trying to raise his two teen-aged sons.
Book two in the Paul Turner series
While in Chicago, right-wing televangelist Bruce Mucklewrath is attacked and his daughter killed. Sensing a potential time bomb, and with Mucklewrath creating great pressure, the police brass assign the case to Detective Paul Turner whom they trust with sensitive matters. During their investigation, Turner and his partner discover that other right-wing bigots have been suffering odd attacks, and they begin to suspect a conspiracy of vengeance, perhaps even from the gay community. This is an uncomfortable thought for Turner, who is himself gay, but when Turner is attacked and his two sons threatened, he has to enlist the help of people in his close-knit neighborhood, as well as his contacts in the gay world, to find the solution in time.
Book one in the Paul Turner series.