I absolutely loved this book! Ok, maybe it has something to do with the ending, but the mystery was really good, since it had to do with Daphne's sister Piper getting married and her wedding planner getting killed. There were plenty of suspects, but the bad thing was that Jonathan Black wasn't on this case. He was working on temporary job out in California for the Navy, and he would have had to step aside from a conflict of interest seeing how Piper's fiance was one of the suspects.
I just love how Daphne ends up with yet another dead person's animal. She's not only a magnet for dead bodies, she loves pets and can't say no to to an animal needing a home, even if it's just temporary. Out of the five books, she's somehow inherited three animals, one of which does have a good home now, but Tinks the cat stayed with her, and now there's Ms. Peebles. It's so cute to read about Socrates and Snowdrop having a crush on one another (Snowdrop was the poodle Daph rescued in book 4). I think Socrates is one of the most awesome dogs in the cozy world. He just snuffles and grunts, but has his own little communication with his Daphne. He even managed to get the police where they needed to be.
Even though these books are always well-explained and readers can catch up and read them stand alone, I would highly recommend reading in order, especially if the Jonathan/Daphne relationship is important to you, like it is to me. All I can say is if you love that coupling, you'll love this book! I've already preordered the sixth book.