It’s been a while since I last hung out with Jocelyn and Phillip. All is not well in their relationship. The so-perfect-for-each-other-it’s-disgusting couple has split due to a difference of opinion: Phillip wants to put a ring on it and Jocelyn is allergic to marriage. The Specter of Unresolved Feelings haunts the entire book. The mystery is a bit weak and I hated the ending, but it still gets an average rating because at least I cared enough about the characters to be really angry at the stupid, prideful boneheads.
One thing I hope never to see again: Dentinger attempting to write a black man’s dialogue in a tortured approximation of 1980’s AAVE. Thank goodness it was only in one scene.
One thing I hope to see more of: Government fart-finding missions.