This is actually the first Lois Meade mystery that I read, and why I decided to read others. The plot was very complex, but as with the other two I've read, just what I would have expected.
On the whole, I found that the plot was not quite as believable as the other two, but it is definitely intriguing. Like the others, the characters, especially those of Lois's staff at New Brooms, are marvelously well crafted. The relationships among them and among Lois's family are so engaging that one can hardly fail to find them satisfying. Certainly the on going semi-romance with Inspector Cowgill is, as always, titillating even if neither acts upon the impulse. Lois's husband, Derek Meade, while he's a little jealous and irritable lately, is definitely a dear. In general I find it as satisfying reading about the people as trying to figure out who killed whom and why.
As usual the motives abound, and the things people decide to say or not say, do or not do delightfully confuse the issue. I doubt that I've read anyone short of Collin Dexter who could so thoroughly baffle me by the end of the story.
Delightful story, however improbable.