Created by Plume Latraverse (pseudonym of Michel Latraverse ; 1946 --)
Hey, who cut the cheese?
Bald, one-armed, and rather fond of drinking warm beer, Montreal private eye GERRY LACOURSIERE is but one of several delightfully skewed folks inhabiting the Maison Beaconsfield in Quebecois singer Plume Latraverse's second novel, a bizarre brew of "puns, barroom humour, "cour-des-miracles"-type characters and detective stories." The prose style bounces back and forth from that of Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie, depending on whether the action is taking place in the basement or the top floor.
I know it sounds like a mess, buteven The Montreal Gazette thinks the book is a real hoot.
Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith (original report, April 1998).