Tramps and Thieves (Parvathy’s Review)

Title: Tramps and Thieves (Murder and Mayhem #2)
Author: Rhys Ford
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 18, 2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Mystery / Suspense
Page Count: 231
Reviewed by: Parvathy
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


Whoever said blood was thicker than water never stood in a pool of it.

Retiring from stealing priceless treasures seemed like a surefire way for Rook Stevens to stay on the right side of the law. The only cop in his life should have been his probably-boyfriend, Los Angeles Detective Dante Montoya, but that’s not how life—his life—is turning out. Instead, Rook ends up not only standing in a puddle of his cousin Harold’s blood but also being accused of Harold’s murder…and sleeping with Harold’s wife.

For Dante, loving the former thief means his once-normal life is now a sea of chaos, especially since Rook seems incapable of staying out of trouble—or keeping trouble from following him home. When Rook is tagged as a murder suspect by a narrow-focused West L.A. detective, Dante steps in to pull his lover out of the quagmire Rook’s landed in.

When the complicated investigation twists around on them, the dead begin to stack up, forcing the lovers to work together. Time isn’t on their side, and if they don’t find the killer before another murder, Dante will be visiting Rook in his prison cell—or at his grave.

Tramps and Thieves is the continuation of Murder and Mayhem Series and tells a new mystery in the lives of Rook and Dante. There is murder, mayhem, blood, death, mystery, suspense and their beautiful love story in this book.

The book continues from the first book and Rook and Dante is enjoying their new found love and relationship. Rook has mended his ways and is retired and is now in almost domesticated bliss with Dante. In to this comes the murder of Rook’s cousin Harold and a whole lot of new problems. This book is all about how Rook and Dante get to the bottom of their new troubles. There is plenty of action and mystery/suspense in this story and it is really really intriguing. What I loved is how Dante and Rook fall more and more in love in this book and how their relationship is strengthened amidst all that’s troubling them. Their love story is heart warming and intriguing to read. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the mystery element in the book and it has been very well crafted. It’s page turning and captivating. I was completely engrossed while reading the book and it gave me an truly enjoyable ride.

If you love a good mystery with oodles of romance then this book is for you. Reading the first book is necessary. Recommended.

Murder and Mayhem series

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