I don't usually read mysteries, but my father (who does) was sure I'd like this one, and he was right! It's the most addictively page-turning book I've read in a very long time. I literally couldn't put it down; I would read until I was bleary-eyed each night. It's a real romp of a murder mystery, but it's also great fiction: Great characters. Great dialogue. Great observations. Great fun!