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!!Tropes seen in this series include:
* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler: Bobbie Reddie. Dr. Joseph Jones.]]
* AssholeVictim: Numerous times, including an embezzler/rapist, a hit-and-run driver, and a war criminal.
* CanadaEh: A very deliberate aversion: Calgary native Ryan makes a point of depicting the cultural diversity of his home town.
* CorruptCop: Calvin Smoke.
* CrimeOfSelfDefense: [[spoiler: Ernie in ''Queen’s Park'']]
* {{Cult}}: Christine escapes from one.

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AbusiveParents: [[spoiler: Bobbie Reddie. Dr. Joseph Jones.]]
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* CanadaEh: A very deliberate aversion: Calgary native Ryan makes a point of depicting the cultural diversity of his home town.
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CorruptCop: Calvin Smoke.
* %%* CrimeOfSelfDefense: [[spoiler: Ernie in ''Queen’s Park'']]
* %%* {{Cult}}: Christine escapes from one.



* HotScientist: Gender-flipped with forensics expert Dr. Fibre.
* KickTheDog: A couple of literal and very brutal instances in ''The Lucky Elephant Restaurant'' and another in ''A Hummingbird Dance''.
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:Ernie's Nanny, to Les and Marv.]] In a moving car, no less.
* NoSocialSkills: Dr. Fibre, again.
* PuppetShows: In-universe, performed by Aidan in ''A Hummingbird Dance''.

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* %%* HotScientist: Gender-flipped with forensics expert Dr. Fibre.
* %%* KickTheDog: A couple of literal and very brutal instances in ''The Lucky Elephant Restaurant'' and another in ''A Hummingbird Dance''.
* %%* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:Ernie's Nanny, to Les and Marv.]] In a moving car, no less.
* %%* NoSocialSkills: Dr. Fibre, again.
* %%* PuppetShows: In-universe, performed by Aidan in ''A Hummingbird Dance''.



* StepfordSmiler: Bobbie Reddie.

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* %%* StepfordSmiler: Bobbie Reddie.



* SuddenlyEthnicity: Not played for the usual comic or {{anvilicious}} effects, but Arthur's Middle Eastern heritage isn't mentioned until several books into the series.

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* SuddenlyEthnicity: Not played for the usual comic or {{anvilicious}} effects, but Arthur's Middle Eastern heritage isn't mentioned until several books into the series.series.
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* ''Foxed'' (2013)

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* ''Foxed'' (2013)
(2013) - The body of a child reported missing a decade earlier is discovered, and the evidence points to a ruthless developer. However, when Lane and Keely investigate, it puts their families in danger.
* ''Glycerine'' (2014)


* KillItWithFire: [[Ernie's Nanny, to Les and Marv.]] In a moving car, no less.

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* KillItWithFire: [[Ernie's [[spoiler:Ernie's Nanny, to Les and Marv.]] In a moving car, no less.


* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler: Bobbie Reddie. Dr. Joseph Jones.]]



* CanadaEh: A very deliberate subversion: Calgary native Ryan makes it a point of depicting the cultural diversity of his home town.

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* CanadaEh: A very deliberate subversion: aversion: Calgary native Ryan makes it a point of depicting the cultural diversity of his home town.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Harper's nephew's name changes between the first and second books.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Harper's nephew's name changes from Chris to Glenn between the first and second books.


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* KillItWithFire: [[Ernie's Nanny, to Les and Marv.]] In a moving car, no less.


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* ReallyGetsAround: [[spoiler:Arthur and Lane's nosy next-door neighbor, Mrs. Smallway, turns out to be a swinger.]]


* CrimeOfSelf-Defense: [[spoiler: Ernie in ''Queen’s Park'']]

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* CrimeOfSelf-Defense: CrimeOfSelfDefense: [[spoiler: Ernie in ''Queen’s Park'']]



* EarlyEpisodeWeirdness: Harper's nephew's name changes between the first and second books.

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* EarlyEpisodeWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Harper's nephew's name changes between the first and second books.



* StraightGay: Detective Lane. Arthur not so much, although on occasion he will dial his stereotypical gay mannerisms up or down if he thinks the situation calls for it.

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* StraightGay: Detective Lane. Arthur not so much, although on occasion he will dial his stereotypical gay mannerisms up or down (or up) if he thinks the situation calls for it.it.
* SuddenlyEthnicity: Not played for the usual comic or {{anvilicious}} effects, but Arthur's Middle Eastern heritage isn't mentioned until several books into the series.


* ''Foxed'' (2013)

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* ''Foxed'' (2013)(2013)

!!Tropes seen in this series include:
* AssholeVictim: Numerous times, including an embezzler/rapist, a hit-and-run driver, and a war criminal.
* CanadaEh: A very deliberate subversion: Calgary native Ryan makes it a point of depicting the cultural diversity of his home town.
* CorruptCop: Calvin Smoke.
* CrimeOfSelf-Defense: [[spoiler: Ernie in ''Queen’s Park'']]
* {{Cult}}: Christine escapes from one.
* EarlyEpisodeWeirdness: Harper's nephew's name changes between the first and second books.
* FamilyOfChoice: Lane and Arthur gradually assemble one, taking in Arthur's nephew Matt and Lane's niece Christine.
* HotScientist: Gender-flipped with forensics expert Dr. Fibre.
* KickTheDog: A couple of literal and very brutal instances in ''The Lucky Elephant Restaurant'' and another in ''A Hummingbird Dance''.
* NoSocialSkills: Dr. Fibre, again.
* PuppetShows: In-universe, performed by Aidan in ''A Hummingbird Dance''.
* StepfordSmiler: Bobbie Reddie.
* StraightGay: Detective Lane. Arthur not so much, although on occasion he will dial his stereotypical gay mannerisms up or down if he thinks the situation calls for it.


* Queen's Park (2004) – Introduces Lane as he attempts to unravel the whereabouts of a mayor who embezzled millions of dollars from his town and attempted to rape his nephew before disappearing. Establishes Lane's relationship with Arthur and explores his outsider status as the only openly gay man on the police force.
* The Lucky Elephant Restaurant (2006) – Lane and Harper attempt to locate the missing daughter of a local conservative radio personality; the mystery puts them in contact with the Vietnamese immigrant community of Calgary. Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Mystery.
* A Hummingbird Dance (2008) – Investigations into the death of a teen and the disappearance of a cowboy inflame tensions with Calgary's First Nations population, forcing Lane to act as intermediary.
* Smoked (2010) – Lane and Harper's efforts to decipher a child abuse case causes them to run afoul of high ranking members of the police force.
* Malabarista (2011) – Arthur is diagnosed with cancer, while Lane investigates the death of an Eastern European war criminal who had been living incognito in the city. Introduces a new sidekick for Lane, department whistle blower Keely Saliba.
* Foxed (2013)

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* Queen's Park ''Queen's Park'' (2004) – Introduces Lane as he attempts tries to unravel determine the whereabouts of a mayor who embezzled millions of dollars from his town and attempted to rape his nephew before disappearing. Establishes Lane's relationship with Arthur and explores his outsider status as the only openly gay man on the police force.
* The ''The Lucky Elephant Restaurant Restaurant'' (2006) – Lane and Harper attempt to locate the missing daughter of a local conservative radio personality; the mystery puts them in contact with the Vietnamese immigrant community of Calgary.Calgary. Arthur's nephew Matt, who has cerebral palsy, comes to live with them. Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Mystery.
* A ''A Hummingbird Dance Dance'' (2008) – Investigations into the death of a teen and the disappearance of a cowboy inflame tensions with Calgary's First Nations population, forcing Lane to act as intermediary.
intermediary. Lane's niece Christine joins the household.
* Smoked ''Smoked'' (2010) – Lane and Harper's efforts to decipher a child abuse case causes cause them to run afoul of high ranking members of the police force.
* Malabarista ''Malabarista'' (2011) – Arthur is diagnosed struggles with cancer, a cancer diagnosis while Lane investigates the death of an Eastern European war criminal who had been living incognito in the city. Introduces a new sidekick for Lane, department whistle blower Keely Saliba.
* Foxed ''Foxed'' (2013)


Series of Detective Fiction mystery novels by Garry Ryan, centering on the investigations of gay Calgary police detective Lane. Key supporting characters include Lane's life partner Arthur, his partner on the police force Harper, and an expanding circle of family members, friends, and colleagues as the series progresses. Somewhat unusual within the gay detective subgenre in that the author is straight.

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Series of Detective Fiction mystery [[DetectiveFiction mystery]] novels by Garry Ryan, centering on the investigations of gay Calgary police detective Lane. Key supporting Supporting characters include Lane's life partner Arthur, his partner on the police force Harper, and an expanding circle of family members, friends, and colleagues as the series progresses. Somewhat unusual within the gay detective subgenre in that the author is straight.



Queen's Park (2004) – Introduces Lane as he attempts to unravel the whereabouts of a mayor who embezzled millions of dollars from his town and attempted to rape his nephew before disappearing. Establishes the outsider status Lane holds as the only openly gay man on the police force.
The Lucky Elephant Restaurant (2006) – Lane and Harper attempt to locate the missing daughter of a local conservative radio personality; the mystery takes them into the Vietnamese immigrant community of Calgary. Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Mystery.
A Hummingbird Dance (2008) – Investigations into the death of a teen and the disappearance of a cowboy inflame tensions with Calgary's First Nations population, forcing Lane to act as intermediary.
Smoked (2010) – Lane and Harper's efforts to decipher a child abuse case causes them to run afoul of high ranking members of the police force.
Malabarista (2011) – Arthur is diagnosed with cancer, while Lane investigates the death of an Eastern European war criminal who had been living incognito in the city.
Foxed (2013)

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Queen's *Queen's Park (2004) – Introduces Lane as he attempts to unravel the whereabouts of a mayor who embezzled millions of dollars from his town and attempted to rape his nephew before disappearing. Establishes the Lane's relationship with Arthur and explores his outsider status Lane holds as the only openly gay man on the police force.
The *The Lucky Elephant Restaurant (2006) – Lane and Harper attempt to locate the missing daughter of a local conservative radio personality; the mystery takes puts them into in contact with the Vietnamese immigrant community of Calgary. Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Mystery.
A *A Hummingbird Dance (2008) – Investigations into the death of a teen and the disappearance of a cowboy inflame tensions with Calgary's First Nations population, forcing Lane to act as intermediary.
Smoked *Smoked (2010) – Lane and Harper's efforts to decipher a child abuse case causes them to run afoul of high ranking members of the police force.
Malabarista *Malabarista (2011) – Arthur is diagnosed with cancer, while Lane investigates the death of an Eastern European war criminal who had been living incognito in the city.
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city. Introduces a new sidekick for Lane, department whistle blower Keely Saliba.
*Foxed
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Series of Detective Fiction mystery novels by Garry Ryan, centering on the investigations of gay Calgary police detective Lane. Key supporting characters include Lane's life partner Arthur, his partner on the police force Harper, and an expanding circle of family members, friends, and colleagues as the series progresses. Somewhat unusual within the gay detective subgenre in that the author is straight.

Installments to date include:
Queen's Park (2004) – Introduces Lane as he attempts to unravel the whereabouts of a mayor who embezzled millions of dollars from his town and attempted to rape his nephew before disappearing. Establishes the outsider status Lane holds as the only openly gay man on the police force.
The Lucky Elephant Restaurant (2006) – Lane and Harper attempt to locate the missing daughter of a local conservative radio personality; the mystery takes them into the Vietnamese immigrant community of Calgary. Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Mystery.
A Hummingbird Dance (2008) – Investigations into the death of a teen and the disappearance of a cowboy inflame tensions with Calgary's First Nations population, forcing Lane to act as intermediary.
Smoked (2010) – Lane and Harper's efforts to decipher a child abuse case causes them to run afoul of high ranking members of the police force.
Malabarista (2011) – Arthur is diagnosed with cancer, while Lane investigates the death of an Eastern European war criminal who had been living incognito in the city.
Foxed (2013)

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