I have loved this series from the first. I still find Vicky and the host of secondary characters delightful and as always, leave this book anticipating the next. I must admit that my enjoyment of this entry rose and then fell in waves rather than the sustained delight of past entries. My reason is singular, although, he is a rather large complaint. I no longer find Dave amusing, in fact, he has grown rather annoying. Here's hoping Dave and his schtick are featured less and less in future volumes. Vicky brings enough humor and interest without Dave weighing the story down.