Santa Clawed - Sneaky Pie Brown, Rita Mae Brown This installment was closer to the earlier books in the series, in that there was much less over-the-head imparting of the author's political opinion in the book. I get that the author has an alternative lifestyle and she campaigns for acceptance, but I really don't need to be beat over the head with that in every book. I also find the anti-Catholic bias is wearing a bit thin. I'll continue reading the series for the animal characters, but I could do without the politics.