After the short and somewhat less than satisfying Creature Discomforts, Holly is back in full form in The Wicked Flea. I've always loved Althea and Cici and it was a pleasure to see them return in a supporting role for this book. The mystery was classic Conant, the resolutions of some personal issues were satisfying and the canine characters were engaging as always. Fun read.
I love this whole series, not just because I own Alaskan Malamutes, but because the writing is a cut above the norm for female protagonist mystery books. The main character is realistic, and if you've been following the story, this book definitely moves it along.