I read anything that's nailed down, or even just moving slowly. Cereal boxes, candy wrappers, all genres, etc., and I don't always have much time for arbitrary distinctions like literary fiction vs. genre fiction.
Once again, we have the snappy banter, the humor, the heart, and picture of "life in the big city" that Kornetsky (the nom de mystery of Laura Anne Gilman) does so well. And once again, we have the animals leading the humans by the, er, paw toward the important stuff, without crossing the line over into "preciousness." Where this novella has the advantage over the debut Gin and Tonic mystery (Collared) is in the story--it's better fleshed out, there are more red herrings and a more complex plot, and the action takes place "on screen" this time. So kudos to Kornetsky.
I also really appreciate the way Ginny and Teddy are getting to know each other slowly, figuring out how to work together as a team while still ragging on each other every chance they get. :-) I'm a big fan of the slow burn, and so far, so good.
I'm happy to spend more time in the Seattle of Ginny and Teddy, and I wish I could have a drink at Mary's with them.