Being the first cozy mystery novel I ever read, this is wasn't too bad. The focus of the novel isn't so much on the plot as it is the characters. I absolutely loved Abby and her voice. It was so funny and engaging, plus, she had the best comebacks I had ever read. I'm not a real big of fan of Victoria Laurie's writing style though. She's got huge bulks of description lodged into every chapter that really slow down the novel. Despite this however, I'm going to continue reading more of the misadventures of Abby Cooper. She's got a sass that don't quit.