And it would have been far more appropriate to have read it in closer proximity to the first two books in this series (which began with Forty Words for Sorrow and continued with The Delicate Storm).
But I wholly enjoyed all the inappropriate choices I've made in reading this in a cool and bright September, nearly eight years after I read the second John Cardinal and Lise Delorme mystery.
In fact, I enjoyed it so much, that I'm now reading the fourth in the series.
A major element of the appeal is the Algonquin Bay setting, but the reason I'm still reading on? The relationships between the characters: I'm hooked