This book like the last was an enjoyable and well-written read. The characters were well-drawn and remain what I love most about the series. The mystery was incredibly solid maybe even a little better than the one presented in the series opener. I have but one complaint, the need to create romantic tension I suppose is a necessity in series fiction but in this instance Dewey's irritation with Buster escaped me, it simply made no sense and truthfully, it made her momentarily unlikeable. Relationships don't always need turmoil to capture a reader's attention, sometimes smooth sailing makes for a smoother read, especially when the reader doesn't side with the lead character - logic wouldn't let me. That bump in the road aside, I look forward to reading the next book starring Dewey, all of her friends and of course, her family.