By Anthony Bidulka
Re-creation of Canadian favorite Russell Quant's first case. A homosexual marriage ceremony long gone undesirable. A lacking groom. An unsullied acceptance in danger. input Russell Quant —cute, homosexual, and a rookie deepest detective. With a nostril for solid wine and undesirable lies, Quant is off to France on his first sizeable case. From the smudgy streets of Paris, he cajoles and sleuths his approach to the pastel-colored prom of Sanary-sur-Mer. again in Saskatoon, Quant comes face-to-face with a shopper who could be the undesirable man, a quarry who turns up within the such a lot unforeseen position, and a solid of colorful suspects: the vile sister, the simplest good friend, the colleague, the ex-lover, the legal professional, the priest, the snoopy neighbour —are they concerned? Or is another person lurking within the shadows? As he works via his case, Quant juggles his detective gig with the obligations of a private existence filled with alluring personalities. Taking a cue from the fashion and humor of Robert B. Parker, and evoking Armistead Maupin along with his wit and heat, Anthony Bidulka's Amuse Bouche is a wealthy, saucy, and interesting learn.
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Without conversation he grabbed my bag with a gnarled hand and led me up a narrow flight of stairs. Normally I would have felt bad about having an old man lug my heavy suitcase all that way, but I was too busy worrying about where the hell he was taking me. From what I could see on our way up it appeared we were in a rundown apartment building. Where was the hotel? Where was the foyer with marble floors? Where was the concierge desk? And where, for goodness sake, was the lobby bar? On the third floor landing the porter deposited my bag and stood back expectantly.
If I continue to ignore her, she'll eventually begin following me around the house with a look of utter disappointment in her eyes. It wasn't worth it. I dutifully retrieved a harness for her and a coat for myself. She didn't reveal any particular excitement. I had simply met her expectations for regular exercise and she was glad, but there was certainly no reason to jump about and act silly. A self-disciplined animal. I had planned to leave a message for my neighbour the next morning asking if she would keep an eye on the house while I was away, but as we passed her home I saw Sereena on her front porch.
Besides, I needed the practice. "Yes of course. Harold is one of my oldest and dearest friends. " The way she said lover, amant, made it sound both mysterious and naughty at the same time. " "But only Tom arrived," I pushed her along. She had the irritating habit of saying each sentence as if it were the conclusion of the story. "Yes. " "Harold thought so too. That is why I'm here.