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 popularity in danger. input Russell Quant —cute, homosexual, and a rookie inner most detective. With a nostril for solid wine and undesirable lies, Quant is off to France on his first mammoth 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 solid of colorful suspects: the vile sister, the easiest buddy, 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 lifestyles packed with alluring 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 interesting learn.
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Sixty-year-old women in Canada rarely dressed like this. But on her, it worked. "You'll have coffee? " Finally some French I could understand. Her voice was deep and smoky. I'm not quite sure what that means, but I know it applied. " I blushed. "Thank you. " More caffeine was good. Not surprisingly, I was beginning to feel quite awake and confident in my ability to speak and understand French. After instructing her assistant to fetch drinks, Solonge Fontaine settled down on a thinly padded armchair, tucking her slender legs underneath herself.
Stupid and careless came to mind. 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?
No wine cellar, no humidor, no Persian rugs or 36 Anthony Bidulka pantry full of foie gras. How could he possibly survive? The apartment did not appear to have been abandoned or left in a hurry. It did not look like a place from where someone had been abducted. Chavell was probably right. The last time Tom Osborn left his apartment, it had been on his own terms. I checked the closets. No suitcases. Very few clothes. And what there was looked like work clothes: suits, shirts, ties, shiny dress shoes.
Amuse Bouche (Russell Quant Mysteries) by Anthony Bidulka