I discovered Steve Higgs and his Patricia Fisher stories with the Cruise Ship Series, which you should read first.. Every story is delightful. Patricia Fisher is delightful. This series takes place mostly on land with Patricia Fisher's private detective company. It always amazes me that authors can think up so many wonderful plot lines and Steve Higgs does in spades! Each book is relatively short (around 160 pages each). Although I don't usually like short books because I feel there isn't enough room to develop the characters, the characters in these books are fully developed and you really like the heroes and heroines and really don't like the bad guys. Kudo to Steve Higgs for giving me so many hours of pleasure.