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I started reading this series because I live near the Annapolis, MD area where some of the books take place. Some of the plots and characters are interesting, but the author seems to spend about a quarter or more of the book describing the street, roads and highways she is driving on. "I went around state circle and turned right on such and such street, and then north on Rt. 97, then went south on the Baltimore Beltway, etc., etc." It's like she needs some filler to make the book longer. As in many cozies, she takes typical dangerous, stupid chances at the end of every book.