A species that has no word for murder has a murderer aboard their spaceship!
New York Times bestselling romantic comedy author Gail Carriger (writing as G.L. Carriger) brings you a light-hearted science fiction mystery featuring an adorable lavender alien and his human crush.
Tristol lives in exile. But he's built a life for himself aboard a massive 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 adopted home is unexpectedly contacted by the galoi – a xenophobic species with five genders, purple skin, and serious attitude. They need the help of a 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.
"This is a fun, funny, sexy book, and I'm so happy it exists. It hits you in the feels, makes you laugh and cry, and makes you think about matters of family, kin, and the heart." ~ Bookriot
Contains men who love other men in graphic detail, regardless of gender, biology, or skin color... and lots of emotively sweet tentacle hair. Perfect for fans of Lesli Richardson, Becky Chambers, or Lyn Gala.
Want more adorable awkward gay boys and hot sex cleverly disguising social commentary? Try Carriger's San Andreas Shifters series.
Also by G L Carriger
The San Andreas Shifter series (start with The Sumage Solution)
As Gail Carriger
The Curious Case of the Werewolf that Wasn't
The Finishing School series (start with Etiquette & Espionage)
The Delightfully Deadly novellas
The Parasol Protectorate series (start with Soulless)
The Supernatural Society novellas
The Custard Protocol series (start with Prudence)
The Claw & Courtship novellas
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About the Author
Gail Carriger writes comedies of manners mixed with paranormal romance (and sexy stuff as G. L. Carriger). Her books include the Parasol Protectorate and Custard Protocol series for adults, and the Finishing School series for young adults. She is published in many languages and has over a dozen NYT bestsellers. She was once an archaeologist and is fond of shoes, octopuses, and tea.
Table of Contents
The 1st Chapter: What’s with the pet thing anyway?
The 2nd Chapter: In danger of cat scratches and ramen splashes
The 3rd Chapter: It’s always better to have puffy hair
The 4th Chapter: Five-gender foreplay
The 5th Chapter: Embattled briefing
The 6th Chapter: Coordinating colors and other intimacies
The 7th Chapter: But we don’t even he a word for it
The 8th Chapter: Socks, chopsticks, and second dates
The 9th Chapter: No idioms for aliens
The 10th Chapter: Why aliens don’t eat noodles
The 11th Chapter: Favorite shade of purple
The 12th Chapter: But we don’t have a word for that, either!
Glossary of Alien Terms
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