Hello. My name is Matt and I read mysteries.
I never thought I’d be a mystery reader. It started off with the occasional Agatha Christie title to mix things up. A few years later, I found myself reading a too cozy for comfort title involving a doughnut shop and recipes. Things had gone too far. What kind of mystery reader was I? Was I one book away from entering the soft boiled world of J.B. Fletcher?
Luckily, the answer was right in front of me: gay detective novels. In a literary world with limited LGBTQ characters, it’s exciting to find a likeable protagonist to identify with. Exploring the cast of gay detectives, I was surprised to find a collection of gentlemen larger than expected.
Russell Quant is an everyman living in Saskatchewan. As a handsome rookie private detective in a small city, business can be slow. However, when it gets busy things quickly get out of hand. His cases take him to exotic locales and always lead back to his Canadian home for a thrilling finale. His love life is, uh, complicated and has it’s ups and downs. A quirky cast of friends and family round out the series to keep things interesting. Start with Amuse Bouche.
These are my favorites of the bunch, but check any of them out. Each of these mystery series have their own feel. It’s what makes the genre so much fun to read. Plus you never know if the perfect pie recipe is on the next page...