By Anthony Bidulka
Charity Wiser, matriarch of the Wiser extended family via advantage of her wealth and gear, is an indomitable provocateur ... and personal detective Russell Quant's latest agency. there's greater than a unmarried rotten apple in this genealogy, and Quant has been employed to find which one is purpose on murdering his customer. to assist him sleuth out the evil wrongdoer, Charity Wiser arranges a relatives reunion aboard the opulent associates of Dorothy Cruiseliner because it excursions the main unique ports of the Mediterranean. yet tender crusing is short-lived as undercurrents of clashes — neighborhood and vacationer, homosexual and immediately, stylish and conventional — provide Russell perception into the Wisers and demonstrate a family members simmering with rage and greed. He starts off to ask yourself: who does not wish Charity Wiser useless? moving from his prairie stomping flooring to a sea undulating with dying, Quant's smarts, senses and sea legs are challenged. From tantalizing tapas and candy sangria in Spain to the sour flavor of loss of life in Sicily, Quant is going nose to nose with associates and foes in a sequence of unforgettable locales. Come aboard a sensual trip of sunlight and sea brine, caviar and fizz on a cruise replete with the luxurious of homicide. Anthony Bidulka is the writer of Amuse Bouche and Flight of Aquavit, and is the winner of the Lambda Literary Award. compliment for Anthony Bidulka's paintings "... one other brilliant and witty novel from Anthony Bidulka ... there is lots of motion right here, and Bidulka spreads it out with witty discussion, clever remark and many reliable, sharp writing." — The Globe and Mail "Bidulka treats the reader to sufficient crimson herrings with which to open a fishmarket and multiple writer's justifiable share of willing observations and beautiful bons mots." — Outlooks "... the pages flip at a frantic pace, every one suspenseful bankruptcy a chaser for the only preceding." — Swerve
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