I always look forward to reading the latest book in this series. This was a fun read with Flavia de Luce and Dogger starting a private investigation agency. They have a warm relationship. And are the best of friends...always there for one another. However, the plot line has been getting really dark. I didn't read the book preceding this one because I was put off with the conduct of Flavia, which bordered on macabre. I think the earlier books were more creative, fresh, and entertaining.