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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mark Zubro  

Pen Name: Mark Richard Zubro

Genre: Fiction



Illinois Connection

The author lives in Mokena and taught English at West Frankfort High School in Cook County.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mark Richard Zubro is an American mystery novelist. He lives in Mokena, Illinois and taught 8th grade English at Summit Hill Jr. High in nearby Frankfort Square, Illinois. Zubro writes bestselling mysteries set in Chicago and the surrounding Cook County area. His novels feature gay themes. His longest running series is the Tom and Scott series which features high school teacher Tom Mason, and Tom's boyfriend, professional baseball player Scott Carpenter. The other series Zubro is known for is the Paul Turner mysteries, which are about a Chicago police detective. The books are a part of the Stonewall Inn Mystery series, published by St. Martin's Press.

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Titles At Your Library


-- '''''A Simple Suburban Murder''''' *Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men's Mystery, 1990