Lock Nut – #5 in the Plumber’s Mate Mystery series

LockNut_500x750[4]Still waters run deadly.

Tom Paretski, plumber with a talent for finding hidden things, and his private investigator fiancé Phil Morrison have been hired to locate a runaway husband, Jonathan Parrot. The job seems simple enough—until their quarry turns up dead in a canal, and a photofit of Tom’s face is splashed all over the news, making him chief suspect.

The widow, petite ex–porn star Lilah Lovett, is convinced her husband was killed by his gay lover, but Tom and Phil aren’t so sure. Worried they may have precipitated Jonathan’s death, they’re determined to find the real killer. But with a web of incestuous ties linking the suspects, it’s hard to know who to trust. Especially when a second victim dies a gruesome death.

Meanwhile, with their wedding looming and them sharing a house now, Tom’s worried it may all be too much, too fast. The last thing he needs are the mixed messages Phil seems to be sending out. They’ll need to get back on the same track if they want to make it to their honeymoon together—and alive.

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gr award badges_2018 2nd place copy Merrow gifts readers with a witty, absorbing fifth Plumber’s Mate mystery … Fans of mysteries with a minor supernatural tinge and plenty of tongue-in-cheek humor will enjoy this tricky whodunit – Publishers’ Weekly

This was one of my most anticipated reads for early 2018… I do hope this is not the last we see of Tom and Phil and the crew! – Larissa, Bookwinked

This was just such a wonderful, fun, and utterly sigh-worthy addition to this series. And I hope to the gods that it is not the end. I will cry if it is, because I could read another ten books – Chris, Love Bytes Reviews

Being with Tom and Phil is a blast. I love the language and Tom’s very British humour – Veronica, Wicked Reads

I loved all that was going on in this one and the author’s gift for humor sprinkled in with the well balanced elements of romance and suspense – Sophia Rose, Delighted Reader

filled with Ms. Merrow’s unique brand of British humor—which I adore—intrigue, suspense and a fantastic array of characters  – Mari, Bayou Book Junkie