This is the latest entry in the Gail McCarthy mystery series. I was afraid that I might be lost starting at the end of the series, but I had no trouble. The author gives just enough backstory to get new readers oriented without including enough to bore long-time readers. I love the setting and love the characters. The mystery was almost secondary to the character study, but that's what makes it such an engaging cozy. I'll be looking for the earlier entries in this series.