First time reading this author. Unlike other people because I'm reading book 22 and not 1-21, I liked it because I have nothing else to compare it to. The mystery was engrossing, the characters were likable or not likable according to their history. The ending was riveting. I thought at the time the event happened - "Don't do it, you're going to get in trouble." Which happened. I plan on reading more from this series.