Sink Trap (Georgiana Neverall Series #1)

Sink Trap (Georgiana Neverall Series #1)

by Christy Evans

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Former corporate drone Georgiana Neverall loves her new occupation as a plumber's apprentice, but is a bit surprised when she finds the favorite brooch of Martha Tepper, the town's former librarian, clogging a sink. Georgiana has a sinking feeling that Martha may have been retired permanently-and suddenly it's up to a plumber's apprentice to flush out a killer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425230794
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/06/2009
Series: Georgiana Neverall Series , #1
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 763,584
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Christy Evans is the author of the Georgiana Neverall mysteries, including Drip DeadLead-Pipe Cinch, and Sink Trap.

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Sink Trap (Georgiana Neverall Series #1) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Georgie went to Caltech, graduated, got here Master's Degree, started her own computer security business, but something went terribly wrong and now she is back in Pine Ridge taking classes and working as a plumber's apprentice and it's driving her mother crazy. In Sink Trap, Georgie is working in an old warehouse with her boss Barry "Bear" to get the plumbing up to code so the building can be sold. While cleaning out a "sink trap" she finds a beautiful old brooch, that looks very familiar. The former librarian and owner of the building, Martha Tupper wore a brooch just like it everyday without fail. But it can't be Martha's brooch because she has retired to Phoenix or did she? Georgie can't get anyone to share her concerns so with the help of her friends and her beautiful Airedales, Daisy and Buddha she must flush out what really happened to Martha. Many of you probably don't know that I once gave up my job as an office manager to work on a construction crew with my husband and some friends. So I loved these stories!!! I started reading them and couldn't put them down. They are well written, the characters are wonderful, the plots kept me guessing, and the humor content was perfect. I cannot wait for the next installation.
minjung on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the first book in the Georgiana Neverall cosy series. She's a former corporate type who gave it all and moved back home to her small town in Oregon to become an apprentice plumber, much to the chagrin of her mother, a hard-charging Type A real estate agent.She's working on a job at the Martha Tepper house when she finds a brooch in the pipes, which ordinarily wouldn't seem odd -- people lose jewellery down their sinks all the time, right? But Martha was literally never seen without this brooch as it had much sentimental attachment for her. Georgie is convinced that something must be wrong here, although everyone shrugs this off as Martha told everyone that she was moving away.As Georgie continues to work in the Tepper house, she begins to think the job is jinxed - a toilet breaks and falls on her foot while she's moving it, her boss falls on a broken step while walking to the basement, etc. And that's all before they discover the bloody rag and the bullet shell hidden in the basement wall.Assisting Georgie are her best friend (who also owns a dog grooming shop, which comes in handy, since Georgie owns two dogs who often need bathing!), her high school sweetheart (who may be more interested in local politics than in her), and her boss' wife (who was close to Martha).This was a great cozy with good pacing, fun humour, and colourful characters. I liked that each chapter opened with common sense tips about plumbing that everyone can use, and the end of the book had a list of tools that everyone should have in the toolbox. That being said, this book wasn't full of technical jargon, and people who aren't DIYers could easily follow the plot. I'll definitely be checking out the rest of this series.
jbrubacher on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Georgiana Neverall has finished with her fast corporate life and returned to her small town home to become a plumber. When she finds a brooch that the well-loved ex-librarian wouldn't have left behind, she suspects foul play.It starts well but the story takes a long time to get going. It begins with her suspecting something is up, and we're still at that place when the novel starts to wrap up 200 pages later. Georgiana herself is sometimes great, sometimes irritating. Her immaturity about her mother's love life becomes tiring. This is an all right cozy but the mystery needing to develop more and more quickly to really suck me in.
cathyskye on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
First Line: "Georgiana? Georgiana Neverall, is that you under there?"Former computer security expert Georgiana Neverall is now a plumber's apprentice and is enjoying every minute of it until she finds Martha Tepper's favorite brooch clogging a drain in an old warehouse. No one else seems to think it's a big deal, so Georgiana decides to do a bit of sleuthing on her own. It's not long at all before she needs more than a bit of plumber's tape and a wrench to keep out of danger.This is a light, fun mystery with plenty in it to bring me back for more. Georgiana isn't afraid of hard work and brings a welcome sense of humor to her new profession: "Plumbers, in my limited experience, spent an inordinate amount of time underneath sinks.... Lately, I identified everyone by their shoes." She's coming down from the high anxiety of her former business and learning to like the woman she's becoming. She's enjoying life being owned by her two Airedales, Daisy and Buddha, and after all those childhood summers camped out in the mystery section of the local library, Georgiana has learned to be observant and notice significant details.The only two real drawbacks to me were Georgiana's nagging, fault finding mother, and the plain and simple fact that everyone else took so long to figure out that Martha Tepper hadn't retired to Arizona.It's common for most cozy mysteries to have some sort of theme and recipes or helpful tips. To be honest, for the most part, I tend to skim over them all because they hold very little interest for me. I have to make an exception for Sink Trap. I found Evans' plumbing tips to be interesting and worthwhile.A main character I'd like to invite over for coffee (and not to take a look at that dripping faucet), two great dogs, a fun cast of secondary characters, an interesting whodunit to solve and free plumbing tips? Where's the next book in this series?
Squeex on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I just love finding new to me authors who write a super fun book and this one fit the fun bill perfectly. I was entertained and informed and didn't even mind that I figured out whodunnit towards the middle of the book. Sometimes that bugs the McCrappe out of me, but when the rest of the book is superb, I don't mind. I really admire Georgiana's intestinal fortitude, coming back home to change her life after her computer security company she started gets taken over by someone she trusted. She could have easily let it crush her, but she put on her big girl panties and went home to start over as a plumber's apprentice. She is back in her hometown with her mother, best friend and old boyfriend and a mystery. Sometimes (most times) the amateur sleuth looking into the mystery can feel forced. This one didn't really feel that way. Georgiana knew something was wrong and she needed to figure out what it was and show others she wasn't crackers. Best of all, I loved the plumber tips. Common sense tips that helped me and proved my dad right when he gave my first need to have tool kit...tape measure, hacksaw, rubber mallet, adjustable wrench aka crescent, slip-joint pliers, locking jaw pliers, plumber's snake, toilet plunger, and sink plunger, screwdrivers (both common and Philips head)....and the tip about baking soda and vinegar unplugging a sink instead of using the commercial drain cleaners.And the lovely funny Airdales, Daisy and Buddha! I want an Airdale now. Multi fun plumber's tips and dogs mystery chocolate bunnies......
kcaroth1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is not a bad start to a new mystery series. The main character, Georgiana is a plumber which means that she will be able to make interesting discoveries in many places that folks would not normally be looking. The main characters are fairly engaging with enough give-and-take tension to make the relationships more realistic. I was happy to discover that there were not a lot of in depth plumbing descriptions, just enough detail here and there.
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Enjoyed this series.
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I found this book dull and predictable.
harstan More than 1 year ago
She was the CEO of Samurai Security, a computer security firm; that was before someone she loved and trusted nuked her world. She does not believe she can trust men ever again, but she needs a job doing something she likes. In Pine Ridge, Oregon, Georgiana Neverall becomes a plumber's apprentice in Barry's company. Retired librarian Miss Martha Tepper hires lawyers Rich and Rachel Gladstone to get her house and warehouse fixed for sale. They in turn employ Barry's firm to do the plumbing part of the job. While at the warehouse, Georgiana finds Miss Tepper's broach in the trap of a utility sink; she begins to think something nasty happened to the former librarian as the spinster wore that broach everyday of her life and would never be seen without it. She also left the rest of her favorite jewelry, clothing and make-up behind. Someone tries to run Georgie off the road and she has incidents involving plumbing fixtures and that have been sabotaged. The plumber falls down steps that someone tampered with. She not only believes Miss Tepper is dead, but now is convinced someone wants her dead too. The apprentice investigates seeking to ferret out a killer who clogs sinks. This first book of a new amateur sleuth series appears to indicate that Christy Evans has a hit on her hands. The townsfolk seem genuine and rustically charming as they are neighborly and welcome the queen of distrust Georgie into their warm fold. Georgie is emotionally battered and shattered, but at the same time logically moves on as she has no time for self-pity. Although the investigative plot is a bit thin, it is fun to follow as Georgie goes where no computer security specialist goes before into the world of crap and killers. Harriet Klausner