Plumber’s Mate Mysteries News – and a Giveaway

I’m delighted to say that the sixth Plumber’s Mate Mystery, Stop Cock, will be coming out from Riptide Publishing on 14th June 2021. Cover to be revealed soon – but meanwhile, here’s the blurb:

A match made in heaven – but the honeymoon from hell

Plumber Tom Paretski and his newly-wedded husband, PI Phil Morrison, plan to enjoy their honeymoon in Italy to the full. It should be the start of a wonderful future together. But when Wayne—Phil’s ex best mate and Tom’s former bully—turns up unexpectedly at their hotel, issues from their schooldays threaten to derail the fun. Tom may not bear a grudge against Phil for past injuries any longer, but Wayne’s another matter—or is he?

Wayne now seems determined to make friends, but Tom’s struggling to forgive and forget. To add to his confusion, cryptic messages from home spark the question: Are he and Phil are really as in tune as he thought? Tom’s not the first man Phil ever made a commitment to, and that marriage turned sour sooner rather than later.

It shouldn’t surprise them when death explodes onto the scene in shocking fashion, and their honeymoon turns into a murder investigation. When the group of locals Wayne had been meeting with turn their attention to Tom’s psychic abilities, he and Phil will need to pull together to figure out what’s going on—or risk this trip being the last they’ll ever take.

And book #2, Relief Valve, is now available in audiobook, and #3 and #4 are on their way!

To celebrate, I’ve got 3 US and 2 UK audible codes for Relief Valve to give away:

If you dig up the past, be prepared for some dirt to stick.

The relationship between Tom Paretski, a cheeky plumber with a gift for finding hidden things, and PI Phil Morrison may only be a few weeks old, but already it’s under attack. Tom’s friends and family are convinced the former bully isn’t good enough for him, and they’re not shy about saying so.

Then Tom’s prickly older sister, Cherry, is poisoned at her own engagement party. Tom’s left reeling and not knowing who to suspect. Could it be her new fiancé, Gregory, a cathedral canon with an unfortunate manner and a taste for taxidermy? Or someone from her old writers’ circle, which she left after a row? Or could the attack be connected to her work as a barrister? Meanwhile, Tom’s honorary auntie’s left him a gag gift from beyond the grave that could be more significant than anyone knows.

Phil’s fighting against the clock to solve the case before somebody ends up dead. And with the poisoner hiding a dark secret, Phil’s terrified Tom could have been the target all along.

Amazon & Audible

To be in with a chance, just leave a comment on this post (wherever you see it) stating your email address and whether you’d prefer a US or UK code. I’ll make the draw around teatime on Valentine’s Day. Good luck!

ETA: The draw is now closed, and all winners have been contacted. Thanks to everyone who played! 🙂

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:
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9 Responses to Plumber’s Mate Mysteries News – and a Giveaway

  1. ima4k says:

    I am so excited about book #6!

  2. Edyta says:

    I love Tom and reading or listening about him and Phil…just yummy! I can’t wait the new adventure. June please come now!
    US code please

  3. Dawn D says:

    I read the first book in this series and want to finish the series. Love they will be in audio. U.S. code please

  4. tdblomander says:

    I’d love a copy! Tdblomander at yahoo dot ca US

  5. Allison says:

    Thanks for the chance! I really enjoyed Pressure Head in audio. I would need a US code.

  6. Eugenia says:

    I’d live a US CODE, thanks so much for the chance!

  7. susana says:

    Yay! I love these two. Specially sassy Tom. I would love a US code. toimuharta(at)hotmail(dot)com

  8. Congrats JL!!! It’s going to bevawesome. Also… omg audiobooks!!!

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