Dead bodies have a way of finding plumber Tom Paretski, whether he uses his gift to actually find them or not. This fourth instalment in the series has Tom and his partner Phil roped into helping at a fundraiser he really really doesn’t want to be at. Things take a turn for the worse when he finds a dead body. To think it all started with a missing necklace…
This fourth book in the Plumber’s Mate series is – I think – the best yet. Tom really has to step up his game to solve the latest murder and to think all he was asked to do was find a missing necklace. Tom has become quite the local celebrity after the last book and it’s a lot of fun seeing him deal with that.
At the heart of every book in the serie is a mystery and this is the biggest one yet. Like with the other books, I thought it was well done. The mystery is woven into the plot along with all the other quirky things Tom gets up to. The interaction with his partner Phil, his family and dealing with his biological father. There’s no hiding that last part, no matter how much Tom wants to. His mates, his work and of course, a certain upcoming wedding. It’s all nicely woven together.
I’m not going to go deeply into the characters as you can read much about that in the previous reviews, but I will say this: The very book has character development for the characters, especially Tom. The grow and become more, which makes me love this series so much. The only real regret I have is that the story is told from Tom’s point of view and I can never really get a good grip on what is going on with Phil. Sometimes I really want to know what he think when Tom does something.
Well, I think you have this one figured out already. It’s very hard not to love this series and the characters and all the things they get up to along with how the story is told. So, if you haven’t read this series, go pick it up already!