Relief Valve (The Plumber's Mate)
If you dig up the past, be prepared to get dirty. The Plumber’s Mate, Book 2It hasn’t been all smooth sailing since plumber Tom Paretski and P.I. Phil Morrison became connected at the heart, if not always at Tom’s dodgy hip. Neither of their families has been shy about voicing their disapproval,... show more
If you dig up the past, be prepared to get dirty. The Plumber’s Mate, Book 2It hasn’t been all smooth sailing since plumber Tom Paretski and P.I. Phil Morrison became connected at the heart, if not always at Tom’s dodgy hip. Neither of their families has been shy about voicing their disapproval, which hasn’t helped Tom’s uneasy relationship with his prickly older sister, Cherry. But when Cherry is poisoned at her own engagement party, the horror of her near death has Tom’s head spinning with possible culprits. Is it her fiancé Gregory, a cathedral canon with an unfortunate manner and an alarming taste for taxidermy? Someone from her old writers’ circle, which she left after a row? Or could the attack be connected to her work as a barrister? Phil is just as desperate to solve the case before someone ends up dead—and he fears it could be Tom. At least one of their suspects has a dark secret to hide, which makes Tom’s sixth sense for finding things like a target painted on his back... Warning: Contains a strong, silent, macho PI; a cheeky, chirpy, cat-owning plumber; and a gag gift from beyond the grave that’ll put the cat firmly among the pigeons.
Publish date: March 25th 2014
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Pages no: 282
Edition language: English
Series: The Plumber's Mate (#2)
Since I wasn't busy on the mystery of why Tom was dating his former bully, Phil having finally won me over in the previous book, I was actually able to pay attention to the real mystery this time around. There are two actually: who's trying to kill Tom's sister, Cherry, and what did Auntie Lol hide ...
I loved this story! It was funny and it kept me reading. Tom is hilarious and the twist at the end is going to keep things interesting in the next book.
Fucking laughed my ass off throughout this book and the mystery was very well done.
Rating: 3.5 stars***Contain mild spoilers for Pressure Head***So the sequel to Pressure Head was still a pleasant read, but didn't meet my expectations. The book blurb explains it all: a murder-attempted mystery. And just like the predecessor, the story is heavily focused on the mystery and investig...
This was not a hit like the first book. I love Tom, but his winning combo of British cheeky wit, charm and sarcasm that sold me in the first book felt forced and overblown in this book. Sometimes his thoughts became unfocused and annoying. The pacing was slow and there was nothing new brought to the...