This is a cute first book in a cozy series. It has all the traditional cozy elements – small town (this time in Nevada, which I haven’t seen before), amateur sleuth, an eclectic cast of characters and, of course, a cat.
Margo Tamblyn is smart and observant. There’s an interesting twist with the potential romantic interest being Japanese (Tak) – that could lead to some interesting cultural differences. It mostly avoids my pet peeve of the police being totally inept as the reason the amateur gets involved in the mystery.
Overall, if you’re a cozy fan, you won’t be disappointed with this book.