Heat Trap is out today

It’s re-release day for Heat Trap – #3 in the Plumber’s Mate Mystery series, in its fantastic new cover by Christine Coffee:


Old flames can leave a nasty burn.

It’s been six months since plumber Tom Paretski was hit by a shocking revelation about his family, and he’s been avoiding dealing with it ever since. His lover, PI Phil Morrison, wants Tom to dig deeper into his history and try to develop his psychic talent for finding things, but Tom’s not nearly so keen. Just as he decides to bite the bullet, though, worse problems crawl out of the woodwork.

Young Devil’s Dyke barmaid Marianne has an ex, Grant Carey, who won’t accept that things are over between them, and he’s ruthless in dealing with anyone who gets in his way.  When Carey threatens an old friend of theirs, Phil and Tom step in to help—but that makes them targets themselves.

What with his uncertainty about Phil’s motives, Tom’s family doing their best to drive a wedge between them, and the uncovering of an ugly incident in Phil’s past, Tom’s not sure who he can trust—and the body he finds in the pub cellar isn’t the only thing that stinks.

Amazon paperback | Kindle Riptide 

All the Plumber’s Mate Mysteries  are now available to purchase or pre-order from Riptide Publishing.

Publication dates and purchase/pre-order links as follows:

And there will be a brand new Plumber’s Mate Mystery, Lock Nut, releasing on 14 May, 2018

Placed fourth in the 2015 Rainbow Awards Dorien Grey Award for Best Gay Mystery/Thriller

Fans of the series will love this installment… In Heat Trap things get more up close and personal for Tom and I liked how the series grows. So yes, the book is definitely recommended – Larissa, Bookwinked


About jlmerrow

JL Merrow is that rare beast, an English person who refuses to drink tea. She read Natural Sciences at Cambridge, where she learned many things, chief amongst which was that she never wanted to see the inside of a lab ever again. Her one regret is that she never mastered the ability of punting one-handed whilst holding a glass of champagne. She writes across genres, with a preference for contemporary gay romance and the paranormal, and is frequently accused of humour. Find JL Merrow online at: www.jlmerrow.com
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