A species that has no word for murder, has a murderer aboard their spaceship.
Tristol lives in exile. But he's built a life for himself aboard a human space station. He's even begun to understand the complex nuances of human courting rituals.
Detective Hastion is finally flirting back!
Except that Tristol's beloved space station is unexpectedly contacted by the galoi – a xenophobic species with five genders, purple skin, and serious attitude. They need the help of a human detective because there's a murderer aboard their spaceship. Murder is so rare, the galoi don't even have a word for it.
Tristol knows this because he is galoi.
Which means that he and Detective Hastion are on the case… together.
Contains men who love other men in graphic detail, regardless of gender, biology, or skin color... and lots of emotively sexy tentacle hair.
New York Times best selling author Gail Carriger (writing as G.L. Carriger) brings you a light-hearted romantic cozy mystery featuring an adorable lavender alien and his human crush.
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I love Gail Carriger’s Victorian-era books so much that I was a bit hesitant to try something set in the future. But this was delightful. The characters were well drawn, and the alien species well fleshed out. I did find the comparison/metaphor for LGBTQ+ issues in the current day to be a bit heavy-handed, and I figured out the mystery very early. But the romance and relationships in general were great, and I’m very much looking forward to finding out more about the galoi. I hope to see the characters back in another book.