Small-town reporter Peter Fontaine has a cherry job, a hunky artist boyfriend, and an insatiable lust for rooting out the truth. In this third installment of the Bellingham Mysteries, he and Nick must try to recover a stolen statue in time to host their big Halloween party.
The catch? The statue was created by Nick’s ex lover and to find the culprit, Peter must first delve into Nick’s past. Will Peter’s slutty nurse costume be enough incentive for Nick to come clean about his life before Peter?
And another book in the Bellingham Mystery series knocks it out of the ballpark. How this author can make each book a total joy to read and uniquely its own is amazing.
In Black Cat Ink, there isn’t a murder. But we have a sculpture heist, a black cat taking over everything, Peter’s incessant desire to figure out the truth, and hell raisers. What more could you want?
How about a cat skinner, a friendly goat, and Peter yelling “Follow that cock!”? If that isn’t enough to get you hooked, there’s one part I would love to share, but I won’t. Why? Because you really have to understand Peter to get it. But for those who have read it, remember the part with Nick asking Shawn about if his relationship with Melinda was platonic and Shawn asked what platonic meant? Peter’s next phrase made me burst out laughing. I still can’t think of it without laughing myself silly.
So I highly suggest you dive into the Bellingham Mysteries. They’re fun, quirky, with a sleuth who sometimes gets in over his head, an artistic boyfriend, and a town you’ll come to enjoy. Not to mention The Hamster.
A full 5 stars.