Heat Trap – #3 in the Plumber’s Mate series


The wrong secret could flush their love down the drain

It’s been six months since plumber Tom Paretski was hit with a shocking revelation about his family. His lover, P.I. Phil Morrison, is pushing this as an ideal opportunity for Tom to try to develop his psychic talent for finding things. Tom would prefer to avoid the subject altogether, but just as he decides to bite the bullet, worse problems come crawling out of the woodwork.

Marianne, a young barmaid at the Devil’s Dyke pub, has an ex who won’t accept things are over between them. Grant Carey is ruthless in dealing with anyone who gets between him and Marianne, including an old friend of Tom and Phil. Their eagerness to step in and help only makes them targets of Grant’s wrath themselves.

With Tom’s uncertainty about Phil’s motives, Tom’s family doing their best to drive a wedge between them, and the revelation of an ugly incident in Phil’s past, suddenly Tom’s not sure whom he can trust.

The body in the Dyke’s cellar isn’t the only thing that stinks.

Warning: Contains British slang, a very un-British heat wave, and a plumber with a psychic gift who may not be as British as he thinks he is.

Currently unavailable, but Riptide Publishing will be republishing my Plumber’s Mate Mysteries  in fresh new covers, which I’ll reveal to you when I can.

Dates as follows:

  • Pressure Head: 1 January, 2018
  • Relief Valve: 5 February, 2018
  • Heat Trap: 5 March, 2018
  • Blow Down: 2 April, 2018

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

A well devised murder / mystery…Phil and Tom are [a] normal couple in a relationship with all its trials and tribulations and in this book we definitely get the angst factor in their relationship. …another perfect sequel to what is now one of my all time favourite couples and murder / mystery series – Mark, Sinfully Addicted to All Male Romance

If you have read other books in this series, don’t miss this one. If you haven’t, by all means get started. I highly recommend this one to add fun and flare, heartbreak, and a sweet mystery to brighten a dull day – 5 hearts, Barb, Hearts on Fire

An exceptionally exciting addition to the series, this book had me turning the pages very quickly, and hoping Tom was wrong in his fears about Phil, while at the same time, being angry at Phil for not opening up to Tom about his past… A more than enjoyable story that I highly recommend – Christy Duke, Rainbow Book Reviews

…a very British mystery series. Like, it could be on the BBC.  Sundays at 7. I’m pretty sure Derek Jacobi is going to have a cameo in the next installment – 4.5 stars, Faye, It’s About the Book