Russell Quant

Created by Anthony Bidulka

Straight from the Author's Mouth:

Bon vivant RUSSELL QUANT lives large in the small Canadian prairie city of Saskatoon. A former constable with the local cops, Russell gave up his blues and used an unexpected windfall of inheritance money to bankroll a risky (professionally and financially) turn as a private eye. Unfortunately, Saskatoon has so little crime that less than a fistful of investigators are even listed in the Yellow Pages. Complicating matters -- at least a little -- is that Russel is gay.

Although much of the action takes place in this pretty prairie burg, Russell often finds himself traveling far afield on the trail of bad guys; venturing out from Saskatoon to Paris, New York and Barcelona. This is one party boy eye who gets around, spreading his particular brand of gimlet-eyed wit, brain and brawn to unique locales and in the company of captivating personalities, making them pretty rich, saucy, engaging reads.

Even if at the end of the day he's running back to Saskatoon.


Anthony Bidulka has enjoyed time well-spent and misspent in the worlds of academia, accounting, footwear, food services and farming. In 1999 Anthony Bidulka, BA, BEd, BComm, CA left a decade long career as a Chartered Accountant to pursue writing. The Russell Quant series has received generally excellent reviews and have been nominated for several awards. in fact, the second novel in the series, Flight of Aquavit (2004) was awarded the Lambda Literary Award for Best Men's Mystery, making Bidulka the first Canadian to win that award. Lately, Anthony has started any series, about Canadian Disaster Recovery Agent Adam Saint, who investigates catastrophes around the world.


  • “... an effervescent first novel that is much like the tasty French hors d’oeuvres from which it takes its name”, earning Bidulka a nomination for the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award."

-- Quill & Quire on Amuse Bouche



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Respectfully submitted by Anthony Bidulka. Additional info from Kevin Burton Smith.

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