This is my first time reading a book by Ellen Hart. I found it very easy to follow along even though I obviously was not starting with the first novel. Jane is a very likable sleuth and she doesn't fall into the same category as some other characters do where you are thinking "you dummy don't go in there!"
Jane is very intelligent and her family & friends are all well suited to the story and to Jane. This mystery was not one where I knew who the murderer was all along. There were sufficient red herrings that I wasn't sure about the identity of the murderer until close to the actual reveal.
The only complaint that I have about the plot was the story involving Amy as Jane's admirer. The character felt out of place and the development felt sloppy and weak. But disregarding Amy, the story was great and I can't wait to read another novel in this series.