This was a random pick from the library shelves – the cute dog on the cover drew me in. This is the 12th book in a series that I have not read any of the previous books. It did stand up very well to being read independently, but I will have to seek out others in the series as I am intrigued on how the cast of characters have all come together, as they are a diverse bunch. I liked the character of Andy Carpenter, he made me smile! The mystery kept me involved throughout the story – it was an easy read over a cold weekend. If you enjoy Sue Grafton’s series – this series will appeal to you as well.