I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
The first book was meh, but the author hooked me with the treasure hunt. The treasure hunt is over in this book and it's still meh. It's not bad, but it's not great either. Dialog is oddly stilted (although I find this to be true of all this author's work I've read). I got REALLY tired of hearing Merry saying she couldn't keep the castle.
The murder mystery was pretty good though.
Don't know if I'll read the next one or not - if I think about it when I'm next ordering books, maybe.