Apparently it’s #DayOfAwesomeness today, so here’s a snippet of Tom and Phil being awesome in Plumber’s Mate Mystery #3, Heat Trap, which re-released this week.
This snippet follows on almost directly from last week’s, which had Tom about to run into a burning building, and which you can read here.
The ceiling was cracked and mottled black.
There was a loud pop, and I jumped a mile. “Jesus!”
“Light bulb.” Phil’s voice was almost drowned out at the end by a crash as debris started to fall, and I jumped again.
Bloody hell, this place was turning into a death trap. Even if we managed to get to the stairs without cremating ourselves, what were the chances they’d hold our weight?
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Heat Trap – #3 in the Plumber’s Mate Mystery series
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:
- Pressure Head: Available now
- Relief Valve: Available now
- Heat Trap: Available now
- Blow Down: 2 April, 2018
Nice! Congratulations on the re-release. Sounds like an interesting read, for sure. Happy Writing!
Thank you! ❤
Oh my gosh, that would be terrifying! Intense snippet.
Definitely my worst nightmare, that’s for sure.
Heh, this snippet is making me think of ‘Girl Genius’! 🙂 Great description!
You know, I’ve had that bookmarked for ages, meaning to start reading it. Will have to give it a go! 😀
Brilliant. A jumpy teaser!
Thank you! 🙂
LOL Sounds like the Money Pit too!!!
Heh, I’ve never seen that, but I’ll take your word for it. 🙂
Excellent last line.
Yikes! I don’t even want to think about that last line. Hope they will!
Don’t worry. Tom has a cunning plan… 😉
Congrats! And no, I am not a fan of potentially falling debris. :o)
Cremating ourselves. Just the thought… how very terrifying!
Such an intense scene! Glad I know how it works out for them. 😉