Sex and


  • Chapter One
  • Chapter Two
  • Chapter Two (cont)
  • Chapter Three
    An Interview with the Author

    Letter From the Editor

    Editorial: Having Our Say

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    Sex and Sex and
    A Paul Turner Mystery

    By Mark Richard Zubro

    Craig Lenzati is one of the richest and most powerful men in Chicago -- as the CEO and co-founder of Chicago's answer to Microsoft, he wields enormous economic and political power. Lenzati was also found brutally murdered -- with dozens if not hundreds of stab wounds -- in the midst of the mansion in which he lived alone. With the murder reported anonymously, the security camera videos missing, and City Hall pressuring for a quick and quiet resolution to the murder, Detective Paul Turner and Buck Fenwick are well aware they are facing one of the most difficult cases of their careers. In addition, Chicago is next in line for a visit from a traveling serial killer -- one who seems to specialize in cops -- and, if this serial killer really exists, it seems that Fenwick is on his list.

    As they investigate deeper into Lenzati's murder, it soon becomes clear that he was deeply embroiled in something -- a sordid game that may have lead to his death. If so, then Turner and Fenwick don't have much time to unravel the mysteries behind the game Lenzati was playing before the killer strikes again. And that doesn't leave them much time to find out who is stalking Fenwick, much less keep him alive.

    Mark Richard Zubro is the author of over a dozen previous mysteries, including the Lambda Literary Award winning A Simple Suburban Murder and the recent One Dead Drag Queen. He is a high school teacher and lives in Mokena, Illinois.


    Sounds like a page-turner, right? Read more:

    • Excerpts from Sex and
      • Chapter One: The novel begins.
      • Chapter Two: At the scene of the murder, the Chicago PD detectives Paul Turner and Buck Fenwick begin to get political pressure.
      • Chapter Two (continued): The politicians and the police spar at the crime scene.
      • Chapter Three: At the somewhat unusual crime scene, Turner and Fenwick try to piece together what happened.
    • The Mark Richard Zubro Interview: The author talks about research and writing, and also offers advice to beginning writers.

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