I've read all the Scumble River books, so obviously I'm a fan. I'm halfway through Creped Suzette, having forced myself to put the book down so I could savor it. Why? I'm riveted by the development vs. small town tension, the inclusion of folks who are jobless, and references to the sorry state of the economy. It's so very well done without being preachy or depressing! It's timely, and I think it resonates with the current mood in the U.S..
Plus, I love the characters, even though I'm in the "Simon" camp.
Bingo's behavior re: the dog is hysterical.
Of course Skye will solve the mystery, but it's the getting there that's so much fun!
As far as I'm concerned, this is one of her best.