By Anthony Bidulka
Re-creation of Canadian favorite Russell Quant's first case. A homosexual marriage ceremony long past undesirable. A lacking groom. An unsullied acceptance in danger. input Russell Quant —cute, homosexual, and a rookie inner most detective. With a nostril for reliable wine and undesirable lies, Quant is off to France on his first immense case. From the smudgy streets of Paris, he cajoles and sleuths his option to the pastel-colored prom of Sanary-sur-Mer. again in Saskatoon, Quant comes face-to-face with a consumer who could be the undesirable man, a quarry who turns up within the so much unforeseen position, and a solid of colorful suspects: the vile sister, the easiest pal, the colleague, the ex-lover, the attorney, the priest, the snoopy neighbour —are they concerned? Or is another individual lurking within the shadows? As he works via his case, Quant juggles his detective gig with the obligations of a private existence choked with desirable personalities. Taking a cue from the fashion and humor of Robert B. Parker, and evoking Armistead Maupin together with his wit and heat, Anthony Bidulka's Amuse Bouche is a wealthy, saucy, and fascinating learn.
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