Aloha, Candy Hearts: A Russell Quant Mystery

…a hidden treasure…a dead man’s game of cat and mouse…from romantic rendezvous in the Pacific to shocking murder on the prairies…saying good-bye is never easy…

From the calm Pacific to the storm-tossed Prairie, a teasing puzzle turns into a frightening game of cat and mouse for gay PI Russell Quant.


Russell can’t be sure whether a dead man’s surprising last gift will take him on a treasure hunt or a treacherous game of life or death. With a series of clues spanning decades—from a shocking modern day murder to Saskatoon’s dark, hidden past—he revisits the harsh realities of early homesteading, investigates the blackmail of one of the literary world’s most esteemed writers, and digs for clues at the site of a never-forgotten scourge. As past reveals future, the hunter becomes the hunted.


Racing to keep pace with his latest case, Russell must balance his professional life with the demands of a wedding, a memorial, and at least one home-cooked meal at Mom’s. With the Hawaiian sand barely shook free from his hair, Russell is confronted, professionally and personally, with the harsh consequences of indecision. Saying aloha is not always easy.


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Aloha, Candy Hearts (2009)
ISBN: 978-18971787-6-8 (Paperback)
ASIN: B0034KZ1R0 (eBook)

2009 Saskatchewan Book Award Finalist

2010 Arthur Ellis Award Finalist

2011 Named American Library Association GLBT Round Table Over The Rainbow – Top Mystery