Sometimes amateur sleuth books can annoy me, with the butting in and taking over, and putting themselves in danger. This book had all those elements, but the sleuth was more sensible about it. There was no running into the basement with no backup, no charging off detecting with no one knowing where she was. It was an enjoyable story with little risk to the main character, and proving that is possible. I'm anxious to see if the author can keep up the sensibility and the mystery in the next book.