I like the snappy dialogue and funny names throughout your book (I downloaded the sample from NoStarch)! I like the hard-boiled style. What crime/detective novels inspired you when writing the book. Thank you!
It actually wasn't a detective novel that served as inspiration for the tone and dialogue of the book. Believe it or not, I was inspired by the caricatures of detective stories that I saw in various kids shows, books, comics. etc. where the tone is a little over the top.
As for inspiring the general sense of humor, I definitely have to credit Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, and Ken Amdahl's There Are No Electrons. The last one in particular was a major inspiration for how complex technical subjects could be conveyed using stories and humor.