This book was the first in Karen Olson's Tattoo Shop Mysteries. Another one is in the works, set to be published in April of 2010 (according to the excerpt in the back of this one).
I found this mystery to be an enjoyable read. The chapters were very short, which meant I ended up reading more in one sitting than I normally would, because I could tell myself 'just one more chapter.' I started to care about the well being of the main character Brett, along with her co-workers and friends. The way the characters were written about, I was really able to establish a personality for each of them, which I really like in a book.
The mystery itself was a little confusing, because it deals with the switching of names and other similar ideas, but made sense in the end (thankfully). I really had no idea who was committing the crimes, and was expecting a few individuals to be guilty that weren't.
For awhile it was annoying to me that Brett's detective brother Tim wouldn't tell Brett anything (which is common for a detective, but Brett's speculations were getting old, I wanted facts)! It gets better towards the end once he realizes that she is a big part of the crimes.
I usually don't enjoy reading books part of a series that only have the first book out, because now I have to wait almost a year for the next one, but I did enjoy this one and know I will be looking for "Pretty In Ink" (#2) next spring!