I really liked this book & look forward to more! I enjoyed meeting the characters. For a first time mystery writer the author did a fine job. Yes, there is room for improvement...which I hope to see in a continuing series. I thought it was interesting to see the viewpoint of all the characters, including the guilty party, throughout the book. There are several plot lines to follow, some may find it confusing. I found it refreshing & real....how many detectives really deal with only one crime at a time? Can't wait for the next one!