by Anthony Bidulka
Insomniac Press. 286 pages, $15.95
ANTHONY BIDULKA’S Russell Quant novels offer an engaging variation upon the pattern established by Hansen and extended by writers like Michael Nava in the Henry Rios series and Sue Grafton in the alphabet series. Far from being marginalized by his society, Russell lives at the center of a strong circle of friends, both gay and straight, who meet regularly for drinks, celebrate each other’s birthdays, and support each other in times of trial.