This 4th book in the Stain-busting mysteries is, imho, the best. The mystery is complex, has lots of humor, but best of all there is wonderful development of characters here. The characters of Josie, Sally, & Cherry give the story alot of it's humor, and they really grow through the book, you get to know them much better, and really start to care about them as individuals, they become important to you as you learn about them. They become friends. The characters of Caleb the Journalist, Randy, the carpenter and Deputy Dean are brought forth well too, and Josie's romantic life takes a little step forward. Excruciatingly slow as it may be. A really great cozy mystery and I would really recommend all the books in the series. You don't necessarily have to read them in order, but it helps.
Josie Toadfern is turning 30, and her friends Cherry and Sally are taking her to a New Year's Walleye Drop to celebrate. But before she leaves, a mystery pops up that has its roots in the town to which they're going. So naturally Josie decides to investigate.
Book #5 of the Stain-Busting Series. Josie Toadfern celebrates her 30th birthday in a big way, but not necessarily how she wanted to do so. But this time we learn the background of her late teacher, Mrs Oglevee.