- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: NeWest Press (Sept. 15 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 189712631X
- ISBN-13: 978-1897126318
- Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 1.8 x 17.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 222 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,207,702 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A Hummingbird Dance Paperback – Sep 15 2008
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About the Author
Garry Ryan taught for a little over thirty years in Calgary Public Schools. In 2004, he published his first Detective Lane novel, Queen's Park. The second, The Lucky Elephant Restaurant, won a 2007 Lambda Literary Award. He has since published three more titles in the series: A Hummingbird Dance, Smoked, and Malabarista. In 2009, Ryan was awarded Calgary's Freedom of Expression Award. Blackbirds is the first novel in a series.
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Gary Ryan is back with his third outstanding "Detective Lane Mystery," and it was well worth waiting for. As in the first two, Ryan develops the events of the mystery with as meticulous detail as he does the characters in the book, so that you truly feel you know the people involved. Detective Lane is gay, living with his partner Arthur, plus a niece and nephew who were each essentially tossed away by their parents. His partner Harper is straight, married, and the new father of an infant girl, but also has a nephew (who happens to be gay) living with him. The book goes into the interaction of the families alone and together, and shows that the fear of having a partner in a risky profession is something shared by both of their spouses. This book also provides an interesting perspective into the beliefs and traditions of "First Nations" people, and provides a lesson on how police should behave when dealing with those of a different culture. Loved it, and can hardly wait for #4 in the series. Five hummingbird-kissed stars out of five!