This is not the first book in this series that I have read. I have liked all of them. The Josephine Stuart Series centers around Josephine and her painting business, her loyal unique employees and the interesting jobs they encounter. The author has a skillful way of drawing her readers in, making them feel they are a part of the story. I always want to visit wherever Josephine is. Added to the characters and the mystery are the unique pets Josephine acquires. If you like mayhem, mystery and fun, this is the series for you.