I really enjoyed this book. The protagonist Val Virgo is so wonderfully laid back and world-weary and the supporting characters all colourful and distinct. The story itself is a wee bit different from the normal whodunnit, with plenty of humour and certainly using Winnipeg as a setting was interesting and unusual, at least, I suppose, for people not from Winnipeg. At the outset I thought that Val's constant wise-cracking might begin to wear after a while but his snappy comments and asides were extremely amusing and fitted in really well with the character's sardonic view on life. I read this book in two enjoyable sittings while on holiday. The pace is excellent with never a dull moment and the book comes highly recommended as a good-natured, light-hearted read.
(Two minor alcohol-realted notes to the author: Johnny Walker is a blend and not a single malt and, of course, unlike inferior immitaions, the spelling of Scotch Whisky has no 'e'.)