This series is one of my top 5 favorites of any genre, and after 22 books it's STILL going strong. I look forward to my visit to Pecan Springs every spring. The characters are like old friends and they grow and change. The stories are always excellent and this one didn't disappoint. China gets involved in a cold case this time, so she's not in quite as much peril as in some books. Murder and art fraud are the happenings this time and it all makes for a page-turning delight! Brian & Caitie, as well as Blackie & Sheila have much going on for them in this one and changes coming on. I always hate to see these end...and wait impatiently for spring to come again so I can look in on my old friends again! RECOMMEND!