The Taken, Inger Ash Wolfe

Book 2 of the Hazel Micallef mysteries. In some ways, this is my favorite so far because it's just as clever and funny, but not quite, quite as gruesome (although there are some searing visuals - fishhooks, ugh!).

Running through this book there is a particularly brilliant story-within-a-story with three (!) different (fictional) authors, which was absolutely fantastic. I am tapping my feet with impatience to get Book 3, "A Door in a River," while simultaneously regretting burning through the series so quickly. Please, Michael Redhill, write more!