By Anthony Bidulka
New version of Canadian favorite Russell Quant's first case. A homosexual marriage ceremony long gone undesirable. A lacking groom. An unsullied attractiveness in danger. input Russell Quant —cute, homosexual, and a rookie inner most detective. With a nostril for strong wine and undesirable lies, Quant is off to France on his first colossal case. From the smudgy streets of Paris, he cajoles and sleuths his technique 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 so much unforeseen position, and a forged of colorful suspects: the vile sister, the simplest buddy, the colleague, the ex-lover, the attorney, 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 duties of a private existence choked with attractive 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 fascinating learn.
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And it got better. Could they see the hallway light under the door? Suppose whoever it was out in the hallway had seen me flicking lights on and off like a disco strobe? I glanced down but couldn't tell how wide the space was. How far was I from being the subject of a 9-1-1 call? Another rap on the door. I stood there trying not to breathe as if the sound of it might pass through the door. Again. This time the knock was accompanied by a man's plaintive voice, "Tom? Tom? Are you in there? " As if walking on hot coals I approached the door.
Should I let them swing? " "Of course, of course, but I didn't really pay attention. " Interesting thought process. " As I struggled with sentence structure I remembered Chavell had told me Solonge knew how to speak English. It was too late to switch now. 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.
The bed was cot-size but still too big for the room. It was wedged against the door of what was probably a closet. I'd never know. The only other piece of furniture in the room was a dresser that at home would be considered an antique. Here, 1 wasn't so sure. I could pull the drawers open only partway before they were blocked by the bed's headboard. Apparently if you wished to deposit items in the drawers they had to fit through a three-inch space. I could imagine getting everything in there, but how would I get it out?
Amuse Bouche (Russell Quant Mysteries) by Anthony Bidulka