This is an enjoyable read knowing it was YA and would probably turn out well. I read it on the deck in the summer as my Kindle screen works in sunlight. I bought it as one choice is to change the font on Kindle to OpenDyslexic and I was interested in seeing how that works. However, I read it in the Publisher Font (Kindle Font). Also, I have read other books by Theodore Jerome Cohen so I thought it would be good -- in fact, I read one of the chapters in his first short stories book and wanted to read more.
As a former teacher of gifted and talented students and a parent of such children, I liked the fact the protagonists were taking advanced placement classes and were in music class together. It set the stage for them to use their talents and skills to solve the several murder mysteries in the story. They are also seniors and senior year is such a memorable experience that it was fun for that aspect. I can see reading and discussing this in secondary classes as there is only some swearing and no sex --- truly YA.