Kathleen was much more observant and listen to her instincts a lot more in the second book of the series. As it turns out, the population of Mayville was more than happy to help Kathleen in finding the real killer. The only thing I didn't like was that Kathleen still thought Marcus was a member of the Keystone Kops rather than a smart detective. Her "only I can solve this because the cops already arrested someone" attitude gets her into such trouble that sometimes border on dumbass.
Still the highlight was the cats, Hercules and Owen. And I enjoy spending time in the world of Mayville, MN and its residents. The plotting was much better here than in the first book and there were moments of humor and genuine affection among the group of friends Kathleen has. A solid entry in the series.