Title: Tramps and Thieves (Murder and Mayhem #2)
Author: Rhys Ford and Greg Tremblay (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 10th 2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Mystery / Suspense
Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 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.
I would recommend you don’t start this before you read/listen to Murder and Mayhem (book one). It’s much better as part of the series than as a standalone.
Tramps and Thieves picks up some time after the events of Murder and Mayhem and Rook and Dante are now an established couple complementing each other really well. Told in an alternating POV, death and mystery follow former thief Rook Stevens around once again leaving his detective boyfriend, Dante Montoya, to help resolve the mystery and keep Rook from being killed. Tremblay, as expected, offers up great character voices, terrific pacing, and on point timing.
Rhys Ford is definitely hitting her stride in this series with a great plot, strong characters, and terrific pacing which is all impeccably captured audibly by Greg Tremblay.