Love this series! Actually I love this AUTHOR, both of her series. This series is very cozy, ex-nun married to NYPD detective. Although she is not a writer, Jessica Fletcher comes to mind. Christine asks questions of everyone around, cooperates with the police, goes off at night to meet suspects (while Joe babysits) and nobody seems to think it is odd. Still I love the characters. Just suspend your reality a little bit and have a great time.