Psychoanalysts can be irritating! They're trained to probe into the wide range of motives that lead people to do what they do, and what they find usually isn't all sweetness and light. Still, they can be helpful to have around when you're investigating a crime, and sometimes they even prove endearing, despite being insufferable know-it-alls and nosy Parkers. Inspector Canal, based loosely on Jacques Lacan, often said to be the most important psychoanalyst since Freud himself and the quintessential French intellectual, is the kind of shrink you'll love to hate, but just maybe hate to love, too. So move over Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, Dupin, Lupin, William of Baskerville, and Jessica Fletcher. There's a new sleuth in town who doesn't just solve crimes--he changes lives!