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 started 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.
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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