Drip Dead by Christy Evans is the third book in the “Georgiana Neverall” mystery series. Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime (Penguin), February 2011
In a tight spot
When plumber’s apprentice Georgiana Neverall crawls under her mother’s house to check the pipes, she’s horrified to find her she’s not the only body down there. Georgiana always thought her mother’s flashy fiancé, real estate mogul Gregory Whitlock, was a real drip—but now he’s a dead one.
Instead of a wedding ring, Georgiana’s mother soon finds herself wearing handcuffs, accused of killing the man she loved. To clear her mother’s name, Georgiana’s going to have to crawl into a few more dark spaces and uncover secrets Whitlock was hiding…the ones someone want buried with him six feet under.
Cleaning the pipes under her mother’s house, Georgiana find the body of her mother’s fiancé. When her mother is arrested for the murder, Georgie will have to unclog Gregory’s secrets to clear her mother’s name and find the person who wanted him dead. The closer she gets to uncover some truths, her life is threatened and someone is willing to make her their next victim. This story had me quickly turning the pages. It was nice to see the relationship between Georgie and her mother fully explored which was humorous at times. With her trusty friends at her side, Georgie survives scraps after scraps with the determination to unmask the killer. This light-hearted and charming tale full of plumber tips was a wonderful and fun read.
Christy Evans is the pseudonym of Christina F. York
FTC Full Disclosure – The publisher sent me a copy of this book
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