I am dog obsessed and love mystery books. This series was written for people like me. Fun, light and a fast read. Great book if you want to be entertained. Do no analyze this series. The only annoyance I had was that Bernie was in a horrible financial situation and he did nothing to help himself in this area... but always seemed to have enough money to get by. (Although as an adult we all know $500 does not get you that far when you're feeding yourself and your dog steaks and paying for biker tabs). I am intrigued enough to read the entire series, but this book has annoying points around Bernie's financial issues.