A plumber with a hidden talent, and an ex school bully who’s trying to atone for his past. This unlikely crime-solving duo could be the worst thing that’s ever happened to the murderers of rural Hertfordshire, England.
All his life, cheeky plumber Tom Paretski’s had a sixth sense for finding hidden things. Mostly it’s brought him nothing but grief, but ever since tall, blond, and broody Phil Morrison stomped back into his life, Tom’s been using his psychic talents to track down killers. He’s shocked to find himself falling for the man he used to hate.
Phil’s an ex cop turned private investigator who can’t forgive himself for the pain he caused Tom in their shared schooldays—especially his part in an accident which left Tom with a lasting limp. Finally able to face up to his feelings for Tom, Phil’s determined to make amends. Just as long as the murderers who won’t stop crossing their path don’t rob him of the chance to do so for good.
The path of their investigations may not run any smoother than their love life, but with the help (and hindrance) of a motley crew of friends and family—including the world’s campest campanologist and his ex porn star lover—with any luck Tom and Phil will continue to get their man.
Each book in this series stands alone as a murder mystery, but the series as a whole follows Tom and Phil’s romantic journey from enemies to lovers, and beyond. It’s recommended, but not essential, to read the books in order.
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A collection of books #1 – #4 is available to pre-order, at a reduced price compared to buying the books individually.
And there will be a brand new Plumber’s Mate Mystery, Lock Nut, releasing on 14 May, 2018
Capital Crimes is an anthology of crime fiction by UK members of ITW and includes a short story featuring Tom & Phil set between Heat Trap and Blow Down, The Drag Queen Wore Red.
Nominated in the 2016 Goodreads MM Group awards in the following category:
All-Time Favorite M/M Series