The book seemed like a typical murder mystery, however the smidgen of the occult that was added provided enough spice to lift it above the average murder mystery.
I particularly enjoyed the main protagonist being an articulate, dynamic retired person. It's always nice to see that retired people can still be seen as a viable and able to impact events.
This is the second book in a series. It was a good read as a stand alone but I suspect it would've been a better read if I have read the first book in the series.
The mystery plot was solid and enjoyable. There were enough twists and turns to maintain your interest. The characters were intricate and well portrayed. The touch of the occult was lightly done but it did spice up the story.
I enjoyed the book and I recommend it.
Body of work of Dana E. Donovan