It’s Pride month (depending on where you are) so this week’s snippet is taken from my Plumber’s Mate short story The Drag Queen Wore Red, which features Tom Paretski getting mixed up in mayhem at London Pride:
It was like trying to run through custard. Which was actually kind of an appropriate thought, seeing as how most of the crowd was, in varying proportions, hot, colourful and downright tasty. Everyone and his puppy-play pal was out on the streets of Soho for Pride, and most of ’em were wandering down Old Compton Street in the wrong bloody direction.
The right direction being, obviously, the one I was trying to chase after a would-be murderer in. He was dressed as an angel, in gold lamé shorts and matching wings, which you’d think would help him stand out in a crowd. Generally speaking, you’d be right.
In the middle of Pride? Not so much.
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The Drag Queen Wore Red – #3.5 in the Plumber’s Mate Mystery series
‘A rich and varied assortment of dark minds and dark deeds. Deliciously disturbing.’ Peter James -2015 Voted by WH Smith readers The Best Crime Author Of All Time
“For anyone whose literary tastes run to the dark and the twisty, CAPITAL KILLS is a damn near perfect taster menu.” – Simon Toyne – international bestselling author of the Sanctus trilogy
Slightly psychic plumber Tom Paretski and his sister visit London Pride – but crime is never far away!
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