The back of the cover states that the story takes place in the Berkshires. Anticipating a story set in western Massachusetts, the location of the Berkshires, I was surprised to learn that the author actually set the book in Connecticut.
At the beginning of each chapter, the author asks a question about a mystery writer. One of the questions is "which author features cats and dogs in her books? The answer is not Lilian Jackson Braun, but the author says that is the correct answer. I get very annoyed when people write books but don't bother to look up the facts. If you don't want to be factual, then use a fake setting, and don't ask questions that have real answers.