Amuse Bouche

Bidulka, Anthony

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Amuse Bouche
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A gay wedding gone bad. A missing groom. An unsullied reputation at risk. Enter Russell Quant -- a cute, gay, rookie private detective with a nose for good wine and bad lies. Quant is off to France on his first big case. From the chic but sinister streets of Paris, he eats, drinks, and sleuths his way south to the pastel-coloured promenade of Sanary-sur-Mer. Back in Saskatoon, Quant comes face-to-face with a client who may be the bad guy, a quarry who turns up in the most unexpected place, and a cast of colourful suspects: the vile sister, the best friend, the colleague, the ex-lover, the lawyer, the priest, and the snoopy neighbour -- are they involved? Or is someone else lurking in the shadows? As he works through the case, Quant juggles detecting with the responsibilities of a personal life full of captivating characters. Taking a cue from the style and humour of Robert B Parker and evoking Armistead Maupin with his wit and warmth, this is a rich, saucy, and engaging read.

Publisher: London, Ont. : Insomniac Press, c2011
ISBN: 1554830206
9781554830206
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY BIDULKA 2011
Characteristics: 405 p. ;,21 cm

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A gay wedding gone bad. A missing groom. An unsullied reputation at risk. Enter Russell Quant ”cute, gay, and a rookie private detective. With a nose for good wine and bad lies, Quant is off to France on his first big case.

Russell Quant is a detective always looking for his man. When one man reports his groom turns up missing before their wedding, Russell is on the case and the run from whomever doesn't want him to know the truth.

When a wedding goes awry and a groom goes missing, foul play is suspected. Enter Russell Quant - cute, gay, and a rookie private detective. He’s looking for his man in more ways than one… A fun, globe trotting series with a relatable everyman detective with all the trappings any cozy-ish myste... Read More »

Russell Quant is a detective always looking for his man. When one man reports his groom turns up missing before their wedding, Russell is on the case and the run from whomever doesn't want him to know the truth.

Russell Quant, a gay, rookie private detective is always in need of a big case. When a man missing his husband to be comes knocking, Quant should be careful what he wishes for...


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Aug 15, 2012

A good read -lots of action and strong character development-was the last section really vital to the story line?

Mar 21, 2012
  • dejanninkovic rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Bidulka's Russel Quant is a likeable main character in this series of eight (so far) mystery novels. In addition, there's an array of interesting supporting characters appearing in each novel and most of them stand out.

Oct 22, 2011
  • Ubalstecha rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Interesting first book. I found the sex scenes a little too added on. I did like that the detective usually did cases like the missing casserole dish.

Sep 17, 2010
  • Spillie rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

As much of this mystery takes place in Saskatoon, a city I've visited many times, I recognize many locations.

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