This is the first Russell Quant mystery, about a gay private detective living in Saskatoon. It has some similarities with Jill Edmonson's Blood and Groom. Both protagonists have been in their jobs about a year (just starting out) and both are written in a humorous style. I think this one is better written. I liked the Saskatchewan setting (plus the visit to France which covers the first part of the book.) The gay point of view is also interesting.