Top positive review
Tried this series and liked it.
on June 29, 1998
I'd recently read about the author who collaborates with her cat, so when I saw this book in the new arrivals section, I decided to give the series a try. I thought the illustrations charming and the mystery interesting. I liked the way the authors gave us plenty of warning that the killer is definitely Not Nice (I'm not giving anything away here because several characters turn out to be Not Nice). I approve of the fact that Harry is in no hurry to get back with her ex-husband. I don't care about his reason for the affair. I don't care about his claim that he still loves her. Sexually transmitted diseases are a reality and condoms are not foolproof. Fair didn't just betray Harry, he put her health and life at risk when he chose to commit adultery. Now he's asking for sex before she feels ready to marry him again? The guy may be learning, but he's still putting himself first. Until he loves her more than his pleasure, she should keep him at arm's length. Anyway, I'm looking forward to reading the earlier books. It was a risk buying the hardcover of a series I didn't know, but I think I got my money's worth. [note to the publisher: before you put out the paperback, please check that chapter (don't have my copy with me, sorry) that starts by describing the sheriff's stubble against the original manuscript. The chapter mentions the contrast between the color of his beard and hair, but they're both described as (light?) brown, so that's probably a mistake.]